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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.

Blooming good business advice

By Angela Reed | July 16, 2015

It’s not every day you go to a business meeting and find a packet of wildflower seeds on the table in front of you. With this, I knew the Bumble & Bloom Media marketing workshop was going to be something special. MD Chloe Hall appealed for people to get involved via The Inspire Network, a networking…

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Great Wave off Kanagawa

Art teacher continues to inspire

By Angela Reed | July 9, 2015

I’VE been channeling my 16-year-old self for my calligraphy class project this term. When we were given the theme of water, I was transported back to Mr Wincop’s art class circa 1998, when I was introduced to the work of Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849). Part of our GCSE art coursework was to create a street…

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Hartlepool Festival of Illustration

By Angela Reed | June 11, 2015

CHRIS RIDDELL was named the Children’s Laureate this week, just days after I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Hartlepool Festival of Illustration. The author and illustrator was one of the high-profile guests invited to speak at the symposium launching the month-long celebration of illustration in the town. One of the things he…

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birthday cake

Happy Birthday Creative Calligraphy!

By Angela Reed | May 27, 2015

BRING out the birthday cake – Creative Calligraphy is one year old today! After months of careful planning and preparation, I took the plunge and started trading on May 27, 2014, and now’s a good time to take stock of the last 12 months. I’ve got almost 30 orders in the book – that’s at least…

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Katie’s Garden deserves to grow

By Angela Reed | May 14, 2015

WITH evening dresses hanging outside the bathroom and a shimmering penny pathway, Katie’s Garden has got glamour in spades. The vintage crafting tearoom has just opened in the Sunniside area of Sunderland and is run by mother-and-daughter team Kathryn and Rachel Meadows. As well as the tearoom, the couple run a range of workshops and…

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stat addict

National Stationery Week

By Angela Reed | April 30, 2015

There seems to be a day or a week to celebrate anything and everything and when I worked in a newsroom, we got press releases about them all. But this week is National Stationery Week (NSW) – and I’m happy to admit I’m a stationery addict! I literally cannot walk past a stationery shop without…

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