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North West Calligraphy

North West Calligraphers’ Association is a group of people who enjoy the art and practice of calligraphy (‘fine handwriting’). Anyone who has an interest in calligraphy is most welcome – beginner or experienced – as one of the strengths of the Association is its inclusiveness and the warmth of its welcome to new members. Someone will always lend you a piece of equipment or give you advice - if asked!



Introduction to Calligraphy Classes

Northwest Calligraphers are pleased to be able to offer you the chance to explore this wonderfully varied art form by giving you the chance to join our Introduction to Calligraphy classes.

For more information about introductory courses planned for 2019 see the Introduction to Calligraphy page or e-mail Sarah.


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Our main heading, above, was created by Barbara Alldred, that is to say it is real calligraphy, not a computer generated font. Of course it doesn't reproduce as well on screen as in real life. Barbara, who is working through her CLAS Diploma, says this about the piece:

“I imagined a compact design that was easy to read yet had some interest and contrast. I eventually decided on freely written manipulated Italic using a Brause 3mm nib (Brause nibs are particularly good for manipulated work). To complement this I wrote Italic Capitals separated by thin red lines – all written with the same nib. The paper was Gerstaecker No 2 Drawing Paper which has some tooth and all the lettering was written with Winsor and Newton Indigo gouache.”

And now Barbara has completed her CLAS diploma; congratulations to her. Read more about her adventures in calligraphy here.