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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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Copperplate calligraphy

By Angela Reed | January 29, 2015

There’s something really romantic about Copperplate script. It’s such a swirly, twirly, beautiful style of calligraphy – and so different from the rest. It is written using a sharp, pointed nib, instead of the flat nib used in most calligraphic writing. It also differs from that produced by angled nibs in that the thickness of…

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Dreaming with Lifecycles

By Angela Reed | January 22, 2015

AT what age do we stop dreaming? I really struggled to think of 30 things I dreamed of doing in a recent exercise. Now this either means I’m pretty happy with my lot in life, or I’m too busy running a business and looking after my family and home to stop and think about such…

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Calligraffiti

By Angela Reed | January 15, 2015

I LOVE finding calligraphy in unusual places. And there are few places more unusual than the side of an old school science block in the middle of a housing estate. A giant glow-in-the-dark image, based on the Lewis Carroll Book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, now adorns the side of the building at Chuter Ede Community…

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Resolutions for 2015

By Angela Reed | January 8, 2015

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions or set any goals for the next 12 months? This time last year, with redundancy looming, I resolved to start my own business. After working for almost 13 years as a journalist, I wasn’t quite ready to leave the rat race altogether, despite the ‘allure’ of being…

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Just Perfect Wedding Gallery

By Angela Reed | December 18, 2014

A FEW weeks ago, I wrote a blog about wedding fairs. I’ve got two lined up for 2015, but I’ve also found a more permanent home. I’ve joined the team of exhibitors at the Just Perfect Wedding & Events Gallery, which showcases everything a bride could need under one roof five days a week. Leanne Conway-Wilcox,…

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Creating Gothicised Italic Calligraphy

By Angela Reed | December 11, 2014

I’VE become a little bit obsessed with making books since joining my calligraphy class. It’s just one of the skills I’ve learned under the direction of Susan Moor, an amazing calligrapher and chairwoman of the Northumbrian Scribes. As well as familiarising myself with Japanese stab stitch and other forms of book binding, I’ve learned a…

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