As the UK population stays home in a bid to lessen the impact of coronavirus Covid-19, the calligraphy enthusiasts among us will be picking up our pens in a bid to stay sane.

I thought I’d pull together a few handy links – an online care package, if you will – to inspire those practising at home, or anyone looking to take up calligraphy as a new hobby.

I’ve postponed my workshops until May, but I’m aiming to be as active as possible on social media, to share hints and tips and anything I hear on the calligraphy grapevine.

So if you’re not already following me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, now’s a great time to do it!

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Learn Calligraphy Online

If it’s good enough for Stephen Fry, it’s good enough for you!

During an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show, he revealed that he has reacquainted himself with calligraphy via online methods, during his self-imposed isolation at home.

(You can watch the interview here.)

A number of calligraphers are now offering online classes as workshops are cancelled up and down the country for the foreseeable future.

(If you’re curious to know how this crisis is affecting the calligraphy business community, check out this blog by Kate Watson at Olive and Reid Studio.)

So far I’m aware of online classes being offered by the following UK-based calligraphers: Mint Green Calligraphy, Jenni Liandu Calligraphy (via The Calligraphy Box), The Creative Nib, Meticulous Ink, Brahmin Lettering Co, Phylecia Sutherland, By Moon and Tide, Away With Words CalligraphyJudy Broad Calligraphy, The Modern Calligraphy Co, Imogen Owen, Wild Sea Calligraphy, Calligraphy Harrogate and Quill London.

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Other Online Calligraphy Resources

I’ve postponed my workshops until May and I don’t think I’ll be going online any time soon as I much prefer the in-person approach. And I’m trying to home-school two kids at the moment!

But I do have some resources in the shape of the following blog posts that I hope you will find useful as you plan or continue your calligraphy journey.

Some of them need updating, but I’m sure I’ll get around to it in the coming weeks!

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Blog posts for calligraphy beginners

Why Should I Learn Calligraphy?

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/should-learn-calligraphy/

Getting Started with Calligraphy

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/getting-started-calligraphy/

Tips for left-handed writers

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/calligraphy-left-handed-writers/

Favourite Calligraphy Supplies and Where to Buy Them

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/favourite-calligraphy-supplies/

Twelve Calligraphers to Inspire your Practice

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/twelve-calligraphers-inspire-practice/

 

Choosing your calligraphy tools

Cartridge Pens for Broad-Edged Calligraphy

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/cartridge-pens-for-calligraphy/

Pilot Parallel Pens

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/pilot-parallel-pens-calligraphy/

Choosing the Right Paper for Calligraphy

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/choosing-the-right-paper-for-calligraphy/

Choosing the Right Nib for Pointed Pen Calligraphy

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/choosing-right-calligraphy-nib/

Looking After Your Nibs

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/looking-calligraphy-nibs/

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Moving past the beginner stage

Calligraphy Time-Saving Tools

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/calligraphy-time-saving-tools/

Vintage Calligraphy Nibs

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/testing-vintage-calligraphy-nibs/

Choosing the Right Paper for Calligraphy

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/choosing-the-right-paper-for-calligraphy/

Choosing the Right Pointed Nib For You

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/choosing-right-calligraphy-nib/

Looking After Your Nibs

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/looking-calligraphy-nibs/

 

Finding Calligraphy Inspiration

Calligraphy Podcasts

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/calligraphy-podcasts/

Calligraphy Books

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/calligraphy-books-on-my-shelf/

12 Calligraphers to Inspire Your Practice

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/twelve-calligraphers-inspire-practice/

Callicreative App

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/callicreative-app-makes-good-impression/

Bullet Journaling

https://creative-calligraphy.co.uk/bullet-journaling-beginners/

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