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The Calligraphy Lines

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C-8 The Calligraphy Lines
Massimo Polello

Supplies    
Paper:
8/10 sheets Arches Velin (Arches Text Wove) (PS01)
2 sheets black, 19″ × 26″ (48 x 66 cm) around 175 gsm
1 sheet black heavy paper (from 200 to 280 gsm), around 19” x 25” (48 x 64 cm) (PS90) or bigger Sketching Pads Paper (Lighter Weight Papers)
Tracing or transparent paper, 2 sheets, 19” x 25” (48 x 66 cm) or smaller (P43)
Drawing Tools:
Pencils: HB and 3B (not 0.5 mm) (S142)
Nibs : Your favorite nibs, such as Speedball C Series (N09) or Brause: 1, 1.5, 2, 3 mm and larger (N02), or Mitchell (N04), same sizes. Pointed nibs (Copperplate)
Some of your favorite calligraphy pens and supplies such as automatic pen (N27), ruling pen (N33), folded pen (N155).
Brushes:
1 pointed brush, very thin (BR26), or Pentel Aquabrush (FP93)
1 flat brush, around 1.5″-2”, (40-50 mm)
Color:
Gouache, Extra-fine, black and white, and other colors of your choice  (Click HERE for our Gouaches)
Walnut ink (I53) or Sumi Japanese ink (I70)
Other supplies:
Basic sewing kit for binding: needles, thread, bone folder, awl (S219, S825, S308, S347)
Some short selected texts or quotes; better if you use your own personal texts
Bring only if you have:
rubber stamps, wood letterpress types in different sizes and not necessarily a complete alphabet

Recommended by Massimo:
B2783. The Calligraphic Line: Thoughts on the Art of Writing


PS01-FS. FULL SHEET Arches Text Wove 40 x 25.5 in
PS01-FS. Arches Text Wove Full Sheets.
100% rag, pH neutral. 40"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 4 deckles.

Takes ink well. A great, slightly soft paper to write on. One of our most popular papers. Great for paste paper. Mouldmade in France.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.


This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




Your Price $8.87

PS90. Arches Cover Paper Black
Arches Cover Black
22"x30". 250gsm. Mouldmade in France. 100% cotton. pH neutral, lightly sized, textured surface. 4 deckles. Black.

Laurie Doctor and others recommend this sheet for book and portfolio covers. It folds without cracking. Judy Melvin likes it for her calligraphic painting - however this is NOT the Arches Black that will bleach correctly. When bleach is applied to this new version the paper turns pink (salmon). Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




Your Price $13.70

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C 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, Italic, Uncials, 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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N33. Thomas Hoyer Haff Ruling Pen (629 U)
N33. Hoyer Ruling Pen
Thomas Hoyer Ruling Pen, Haff Ruling Pen (629 U)

Thomas Hoyer uses this fine-crafted, traditional ruling pen for expressive lettering. 5"overall length; nickel-plated tool steel alloy. Both Thomas and this ruling pen come from Germany. He has introduced the tool as a writing instrument at several conferences and workshops in the USA and Europe. This ruling pen was sold by HAFF as their number 629U. These are now coming from the manufacturer, a small family firm, which has given us more options for handles.

This ruling pen is now available in a range of handle materials. The Black Aladdinite has more heft than the Black Plastic (The writing part is identical in each.)

Choose one:
Black Plastic
Black Aladdinite*
Wood

*Aladdinite is a sustainable manufactured material made using milk protein. It was invented in the early 20th century and was used for a wide variety of items (including jewelry) before the invention of plastic derived from petroleum. It is most commonly used now for buttons.



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N155. Luthis Pens
N155. Luthis Pens.

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch's favorite of the four.

Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

We have added a new, larger pen:
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.





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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.






Your Price $10.49

I53-10. Walnut Drawing Ink: 10 oz
Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink
Approx. 10 oz. (290ml)

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For
brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).




Your Price $25.99

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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