A new app is giving budding calligraphers the chance to learn basic skills.
Manuscript Pen Company has launched the Callicreative app for Apple and Android tablets.
The aim is to inspire a new generation to pick up a calligraphy pen.
The app features free guides, hints and tips to get started with calligraphy.
It works with the stylus end of the StyluScript, a fountain pen purposely designed by Manuscript.
It can also be used for handwriting, drawing and colouring.
Charles Stockbridge, managing director of Manuscript, said: “We believe calligraphy is all about having fun, whether you’re an experienced calligrapher or just getting started.
“This application is perfect for those wanting to have a go, and why not?”
With the Callicreative app you will be able to write letters, words and messages on your tablet.
You can also experiment with different pens, nib widths and colours and share your work with friends, family and other calligraphy enthusiasts via social media.
For more information and a link to Google Play and App Store, click here.
I’ve been using Manuscript pens since I started learning calligraphy myself.
The company has been at the forefront of pen nib manufacture and design since 1856, as a result of its association with D. Leonardt & Co.
More than 150 years, it continues along that path combining the traditional elements of writing with new and exciting creative products.
I’m looking forward to getting hold of a StyluScript pen and giving the app a go myself.
I might even test it out on the children and my workshop attendees.
I’ll report back on the results!