Betty Etiquette Calligraphy Workshop

I was lucky enough to be invited to go to a Betty Etiquette calligraphy workshop this weekend. As I mentioned last week, I’ve been wanting to improve my handwriting so this was perfect timing!

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Off I went to Battersea on Sunday morning to be greeted with tea and pastries galore, a beautifully laid table (is there anything better than having your name written out in gorgeous calligraphy?) and a lovely bunch of ladies all ready to get creative.

After a brief introduction into traditional Copperplate calligraphy by Rebecca, we were given a dip pen, nib and ink and got down to practicing.

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Simple lines to start with, getting used to holding the pen and using varying pressures to create different thickness of lines, and then moving on to creating curves and shapes.

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I really can’t recommend these workshops highly enough. Rebecca is a friendly, patient and knowledgable teacher – the 3 hours really flew by, but I still felt like I’d achieved a lot. You even get a little party bag with everything you need to keep practicing at home. I’m looking forward to getting the kit out this weekend to have another go! I also want to experiment with different nib types, and different coloured inks – I keep seeing white ink on kraft paper and it looks gorgeous…

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If you’re interested in going on a Betty Etiquette Calligraphy Workshop, you can find details of all upcoming classes here. There are a couple of Valentine’s focussed sessions coming up. Also, do check out their lovely range of stationery and cards.

Comments

ooooh, that sounds awesome. I have been wanting to take a Calligraphy class! I sdon’t have access to live ones though, so I’ll have to make so with the online version from Brit+Co. 🙂
White ink on craft paper does look gorgeous! Please share some shots of your calligraphy “experiments” when you get around to it!

Elisa @ GlobetrottingInHeels.com

Posted 4 years ago by Elisa Reply

    I actually totally failed to practice this – thank you for the boost, I’m going to get back on it! x

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