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Creative Calligraphy

Creative Calligraphy offers a bespoke handwriting service for all occasions.

Based just outside Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England, calligrapher Angela Reed puts pen to paper for a wide range of commissions, most notably for weddings and events.

She also runs regular calligraphy classes and workshops to share her love of lettering.

As a former journalist, Angela loves to write about her work via her blog.

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Returning to workshops in the ‘new normal’

By Angela Reed | September 1, 2020

Almost six months after lockdown started, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Navigating a business through the coronavirus crisis has been tricky to say the least – and at times I’ve been tempted to throw in the towel. Commissions with gorgeous stories behind them (I can never resist them) and funding boosts…

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World Calligraphy Day 2020

By Angela Reed | August 12, 2020

World Calligraphy Day 2020 has been launched by Manuscript Pen Company – with a special request in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic. The company is continuing the #SaySomethingSpecial campaign from last year, but shifting its focus from children and young people to older folk who may be feeling particularly isolated at the moment.…

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Participants show support for The Cultural Spring

By Angela Reed | July 13, 2020

Regular readers of my blog and those who follow me on social media will know how proud I am to be one of the artists associated with The Cultural Spring. In fact, pretty much anyone who knows me will be aware of how instrumental the project has been in shaping the workshop side of my…

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Upcycling a Vintage Writing Desk

By Angela Reed | July 5, 2020

Many people have learned new skills during lockdown. Some have even taken up calligraphy! Me? I’ve managed to upcycle a vintage writing bureau, with a bit of help from my friends at From Loft to Loved in Sedgefield, County Durham. Years of running calligraphy workshops there, surrounded by tins of paint and upcycled items of…

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Celebrating my sixth business birthday – in lockdown

By Angela Reed | May 24, 2020

I was not expecting to be celebrating my sixth business birthday in lockdown. I would usually write a blog post around this time reflecting on the last year, but it seems hard to remember anything that happened before March 23 at the moment. So, I thought I’d write a little bit about the reality of…

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Collaborating with artist Emma Gosling

By Angela Reed | May 2, 2020

This commission was a special collaboration between two South Shields creatives that will hopefully become a family heirloom.   When the request first landed in my inbox, I knew just the person to contact for the illustration aspect of the piece – Emma Gosling. I have been following Emma on Instagram for quite some time…

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