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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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By Angela Reed | October 2, 2014

NEXT time you’re rattling along on the Metro in South Tyneside, look up from your book or your phone when you stop at Bede – it’ll be worth it! The platforms at the station, tucked away in the middle of an industrial estate in Jarrow, have been given a burst of colour with the introduction of 10…

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Practice makes perfect

By Angela Reed | September 25, 2014

ANY class that starts with the words ‘wine glasses’ is always going to be a winner with me. Worryingly, the wine glasses I was drawing as part of my introduction to the Gothicized Italic – or Pointed Gothic – script were rather large! I’ve joined a calligraphy course led by Susan Moor, chairman of the…

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Wedding Calligraphy

By Angela Reed | September 18, 2014

This is a guest blog I did for wedding blog Tyne the Knot last month when the theme was “all in the details”.   The time has come to send out the wedding invitations and let everyone know the plans for your big day. You may have already sent out Save the Date cards, but more often…

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Green light for Metro art

By Angela Reed | September 11, 2014

I haven’t wanted to say anything about this until now, in case I jinxed it, but my calligraphy is going to form part of a fantastic new art installation at Bede Metro station in Jarrow! I was asked by artist Mark Gibson to get involved after a chance meeting in the reception of Bede’s World,…

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Northumbrian Scribes: A Love of Letters

By Angela Reed | September 11, 2014

I was honoured to receive an invitation from The Society of Northumbrian Scribes to the opening of their exhibition, A Love of Letters, at Bede’s World in Jarrow. More than 60 pieces of calligraphic work are on display, showcasing a wide variety of skills from members of all ages and abilities. The group’s founder and…

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Mixing business with pleasure

By Angela Reed | September 4, 2014

Well, I appear to have survived my first summer as a self-employed mum-of-two, although my purse is starting to feel the pinch! It’s the first time since my second bout of maternity leave in 2012 that I haven’t had to work (in the traditional sense at least) during the six-week school holidays. I have, however,…

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