I am so excited to share this with you! I have been getting a lot of questions on Instagram. I am here to explain everything!
As you can tell by the title I started calligraphy. It all began when I was seeing beautiful calligraphy on my social feeds, from my friends who practiced and on blogs. I admired the ornate details of the letters and words. I decided I was ready to do some research to see if it was something I could do too. I stumbled upon an online class, I Still Love Calligraphy. I looked over the website and teacher and was hooked! It seemed like a great place to start, because I knew zero about calligraphy before I started. Once I had decided on a class, I needed to get supplies. The class had a list of required tools so I began my search.
During the sign up process with I Still Love Calligraphy, you had the option of buying a starter kit + the online course. I thought about it, but I knew my friend Kelsey was big into calligraphy, her work is beautiful. So I reached out and asked her what supplies she uses. She gave me a list, and where I ended up was a mix of her recommendations as well as some required supplies for the class.
Here is what I used for the class:
Here are the ink and pen cleaner I chose. I went with Higgins Eternal ink because it was very easy to find in stores and also pretty dang cheap! Once this runs out, I am going to try Sumi 60 ink, but for now it does the job. I also got a pen cleaner. After you use your nib and holder you want to clean them of all the ink left over. I am loving this Dr. Martin’s formula.
Lastly, I wanted a good place to store all of my things. I wanted to keep the nibs in their own area and the ink sealed up incase the cat was interested. I found this one and it has worked perfect! You can use any storage container. Need some ideas? Check this link.
To recap what you will need:
Wooden or plastic holder
White plastic eraser
Stay tuned for the next post about taking the class, my thoughts, reviews, and my progress! I have now finished the class for the first 30 days. Excited to show you how things turned out 🙂