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Calligraphy Kits

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Our calligraphy kits are designed to give you all of the basic tools necessary to get started in calligraphy. Our most popular kit is the K100-B Basic Copperplate Kit with Book. The included book is Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters which gives students a solid foundation in all aspects of copperplate calligraphy. Mastering Copperplate is a self-contained manual for serious students, including beginners, covering: copperplate in a historical context, detailed instruction on how to use the tools, basic concepts such as: minuscule, capitals, numbers, punctuation, and writing in various sizes, and how to execute small projects. The copperplate kit is rounded out by the tools and materials recommended in that book.
We also have kits for those interested in learning Italic calligraphy or Spencerian script.
These kits are a great way for beginners to learn about and begin practicing calligraphy on their own.

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K100-B. Copperplate Kit: Basic with Book
Basic Copperplate Kit with Book

Contains the basic items you need to learn copperplate. Includes the instructional book Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters and materials that go along with her book: Hunt plastic oblique holder, 6 Gillott 303 nibs, 5 Gillott 404 nibs, Higgins Eternal ink, Boris Layout Pad (9"x12", 50 sheets).

For beginners, Eleanor now recommends Nikko G Nibs, which were not available when she wrote the book. This kit includes 6 Nikko G nibs in addition to the nibs listed above.




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K100-NB. Copperplate Kit: Basic without Book
Basic Copperplate Kit

Contains the basic items you need to learn copperplate: Hunt plastic oblique holder, 6 Gillott 303 nibs, 5 Gillott 404 nibs, Higgins Eternal ink, Boris Layout Pad (9"x12", 50 sheets).

For beginners, Eleanor Winters now recommends Nikko G Nibs, which were not available when she wrote the book. This kit includes 6 Nikko G nibs in addition to the nibs listed above.




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K101-B. Copperplate Kit: Blackwell Holder
Deluxe Copperplate Kit with Blackwell Holder

All the items you need to learn copperplate. Contains the instructional book Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters and materials that go along with her book: Blackwell Plastic Oblique Holder, Gum Arabic Powder, Boris Layout Pad (9"x12", 100 sheets), Canson Pro Layout Pad, 5 Gillott 404 nibs, 4 Gillott 303 nibs, 3 Hunt 56 nibs, 1 Zebra G nib, Higgins Eternal Ink.
The Blackwell Plastic Oblique Holder has the metal flange that allows you to easily use most any pointed nib and also adjusts the angle of the nib to the paper to reduce catching on upstrokes.

For beginners, Eleanor now recommends Nikko G Nibs, which were not available when she wrote the book. This kit inludes 6 Nikko G Nibs, in addition to the nibs above.




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K101-NB. Copperplate Kit:Deluxe: No Book
Deluxe Copperplate Kit -- No Book
Same as Deluxe Copperplate Kit, but without the book.

All the items you need to learn copperplate: Blackwell Plastic Oblique Holder, Gum Arabic Powder, Boris Layout Pad (9"x12", 100 sheets), Canson Pro Layout Pad, 5 Gillott 404 nibs, 4 Gillott 303 nibs, 3 Hunt 56 nibs, 1 Zebra G nib, Higgins Eternal Ink.
The Blackwell Plastic Oblique Holder has the metal flange that allows you to easily use most any pointed nib and also adjusts the angle of the nib to the paper to reduce catching on upstrokes.

For beginners, Eleanor Winters now recommends Nikko G Nibs, which were not available when she wrote the book. This kit inludes 6 Nikko G Nibs, in addition to the nibs above.




Your Price $85.95 Increase Quantity Decrease Quantity

K105. Calligraphy Dip Pen Beginner's Set
Calligraphy Dip Pen Starter Kit: This kit contains everything you need to begin your journey into calligraphy: nibs and holder, ink, an instructional book and practice paper that won't bleed. These products are highest quality and come highly recommended. The Brause nibs are a well made and sturdy German product, ideal for beginners, the Higgins Ink is non waterproof and won't build up on your nibs if you rinse it off after every use, the cotton comp pad does not feather or bleed, and Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners is an excellent manual.
Kit contents: 3 Brause Broad-Edged Dip Nibs, Wood Holder Higgins Eternal Ink, 9x12 Cotton Comp Pad, Calligraphy Alphabet for Beginners.

***Art & Craft of Hand Lettering is no longer in print and is not part of this kit.




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K105-L. Calligraphy Dip Pen Beginner's Set - Left Handed
Calligraphy Dip Pen Beginner's Set - Left Handed
This kit contains everything you need to begin your journey into calligraphy: nibs and holder, ink, an instructional book and practice paper that won't bleed. These products are highest quality and come highly recommended. The Brause nibs are a well made and sturdy German product, ideal for beginners, the Higgins Ink is non waterproof and won't build up on your nibs if you rinse it off after every use, the cotton comp pad does not feather or bleed, and Calligraphy Alphabet for Beginners is an excellent manual.

B3098. Calligraphy Alphabet for Beginners
B020. Insights into Left Handed Calligraphy
H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
N06. Brause Left Hand Nib Size - 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
P39. Cotton Comp Pad

***Art & Craft of Hand Lettering is no longer in print and is not part of this set.




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K104. Italic Calligraphy Beginner's Kit
Want to teach yourself Italic calligraphy?

Use this instructional and informative workbook and a fountain pen that exactly fits the exercises. Provides thorough instruction on italic calligraphy and handwriting. Kit contains Italic Letters by Dubay & Getty and Manuscript Deluxe Set (contains six different nibs).


To see the seperate items in this kits, please search for FP90 and B025 (two seperate seraches).




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K104-L. Italic Callligraphy Beginner's Kit - Left-hand
Italic Lettering Beginner's Kit - Left Handed

Want to teach yourself Italic? Use this instructional and informative workbook and the Manuscript Left-hand Deluxe Set. Provides thorough instruction on italic calligraphy and handwriting. Kit contains:

B025. Italic Letters
B020. Insights into Left Handed Calligraphy
FP90. Manuscript Deluxe Set

**Manuscript no longer offers the Beginner's set in left hand. We have now included the Deluxe Set.




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K106. Spencerian Penmanship Instructional Kit
Spencerian Script Penmanship Instructional Kit.

All the items you need to learn to write Spencerian Script: Michael Sull’s Learning to Write Spencerian Script book, an Oblique Penholder, four pen points Sull’s Cross Drill exercise pad, 20 sheets of blank practice paper, 40 sheets of special guide sheets, ink, Michael Sull’s Copybook Practice sheets, and a cushion sheet. With Ziller Oblique Penholder.




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K106-DVD. Spencerian Script Penmanship Instr. Kit w/DVD
Spencerian Script Penmanship Instructional Kit.

All the items you need to learn to write Spencerian Script: Michael Sull’s Learning to Write Spencerian Script book, an Oblique Penholder, four pen points Sull’s Cross Drill exercise pad, 20 sheets of blank practice paper, 40 sheets of special guide sheets, ink, Michael Sull’s Copybook Practice sheets, and a cushion sheet. With Ziller Oblique Penholder and instructional DVD




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