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David Grimes


David Grimes is a calligrapher and designer from Portland, Oregon who specializes in Engrosser's Script calligraphy. He teaches workshops both locally and throughout the United States for a variety of experience levels on a number of themes. David's approach is modular in nature, and derived from the concept that each small skill learned will eventually contribute to an overall excellence in script writing. His detailed approach has received accolades from Master Penmen, colleagues, and students alike.

 

David's Recommended Items
• Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight) (H129)
• Hunt 101 Nib (N77)
• Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand) (N04)
• Walnut Ink Crystals (S449)
• Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge (S871)
• Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 8.5x11 inch (P69)
• Rhodia Ice Pad (P80)
• An Elegant Hand (B2470)



H129. Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)
H129. Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)

This inexpensive holder serves as both a straight holder and an oblique holder! Just remove the flange to use as a straight holder. Perfect for workshops and beginners; we are happy to offer this exceptional holder at a very reasonable price.



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N77. Hunt 101 Nib
Hunt 101.

A very steady and durable nib, the Hunt 101 is a great choice for projects that require larger writing with x-heights above 1/4". It can be used on most paper surfaces, though it can have a tendency to catch on the upstroke when used on a rougher surface. The Hunt 101 requires firm and deliberate pressure to open swells, while its strength and steadiness makes it an ideal selection for student practice.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, ItalicUncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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S871. Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge
Westcott Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge.

Heavy-duty transparent plastic ruler. One edge is beveled for drawing lines, the other has a stainless steel edge for easy cutting. Useful for both light and dark papers. Includes centering scale. Ruler is graduated in 16ths of an inch. Recommended by Annie Cicale.

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12" Ruler
18" Ruler

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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P69. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 8.5x11 inch
P69. Gilbert Bond 25% Cotton Practice Pad 24lb.
8.5"x11", pad of 100 sheets.

A great pad for broad-edged pen practice. Has a nice tooth and holds good hairlines. Acid-free. Highly recommended by Peter Thornton.

Also available as 11"x17" pad (item P70)
8.5"x11" ream (not padded, item P69-REAM)

"Calligraphers in Portland [Oregon] have been using Gilbert Bond for years and years and LOVE it totally. My students and I have decided that ‘we are worth it’ and use Gilbert for practice. We think using a better paper makes our calligraphy practice seem more important (and practice is so important!). I thoroughly recommend the paper; it would be hard to recommend Gilbert Bond too highly!" - Carol DuBosch




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P80. Rhodia Ice Notepad
P80. Rhodia Ice Notepad.

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Very similar to the regular Rhodia Pads, but with gray lines/graph. Some say the paper is also smoother.

Choose Lined or Graph.

Sizes:
4" x 6"
6" x 8.25"
8.25" x 11.3"



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B2470. Elegant Hand / Henning
An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy
By William E.Henning. Edited by Paul Melzer. 2002. 320pp. 8-1/2"x11". Hardcover.

Chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship, guiding the reader through the lives and careers of important American penmen beginning with Platt Rogers, Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting and Spencer's gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached the hundreds of thousands of
students throughout the second half of the 1800s.
Illustrated with more than 400 examples, most from
original specimens.




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