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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.

Small Business Saturday

By Angela Reed | December 4, 2014

SINCE setting up Creative Calligraphy, I have become much more aware of small businesses. I get excited when I see someone setting up shop, and feel sad when I hear about a business folding. I’ve always felt this way, but now I have a better idea of what’s going on behind the scenes! Small Business…

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All the fun of the (wedding) fair!

By Angela Reed | November 27, 2014

WHEN I was writing my business plan earlier this year, I knew wedding fairs would play a big part in getting the word out about my new calligraphy service. What I didn’t know, was just how many there would be to choose from! I could have been exhibiting pretty much every weekend, from the launch…

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First six months in business

By Angela Reed | November 20, 2014

A FORMER boss once told me it takes six months to settle into a new job. Well, today marks my half-anniversary of being a businesswoman, sole trader, mumpreneur – whatever you want to call it! It’s been a steep learning curve and I’ve being taken out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion,…

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St Cuthbert's Gospel

Palace Green Library: Bound to Last

By Angela Reed | November 13, 2014

IN search of inspiration for my calligraphy class project, I headed to Palace Green Library in Durham to see Bound to Last: Book Binding from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day. It was my first visit to the library, part of Durham University, and I doubt it will be the last. I might even…

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Calligraphy at NCBF Gala Day

By Angela Reed | November 6, 2014

I’VE been an avid reader since I was little and I still adore children’s books. Stories like The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Very Hungry Caterpillar still hold their appeal for me. Fortunately, my children have followed suit and we love hitting the library in search of new books – or to borrow…

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Enjoying calligraphy in the classroom

By Angela Reed | October 23, 2014

“Calligraphy – it’s weird, but good.” That was the verdict of one girl during the first calligraphy workshop I’ve held at a school. I spent a day in the classroom at Ridgeway Primary Academy in South Shields. I was asked by the deputy headteacher to come in and work with the children after writing some…

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