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Studio Works Supply List
Supplies:
  • Pens (N02, N04, H105)
  • Ink (i08)
  • 14 x 17 layout pad (Borden & Riley #37) (P09-100)
  • Sturdy lap board or portable drawing board (S690)
  • T-square (S623)
  • Triangle (adjustable, if you already have one) (S924)
  • Pencil (S142)
  • Eraser (E13)
  • Pencil sharpener (PL13)
  • X-ACTO or utility knife
  • (S1001, S130)
  • 1 parallel pen, 2.4 or 3.8mm, extra black ink/cartridges (FP67, FP69)
  • Gouache (Our selection of Gouache & Watercolors are HERE)
  • Pro White or other white paint (I62)
  • Glass or porcelain palette for mixing (S747)
  • Mixing brushes (BR43)
  • Several good, fine-point brushes (BR28)
  • 1 piece Arches 90# HP (PS42)
  • Small frame (about 12 x 15) for stretching watercolor paper
  • Staple gun
  • Large sponge brushes
  • White chalk pencil (not pastel)
  • Water pot or container (S784)
  • Crocus cloth and sharpening stone for nibs (S115, S106)
  • Magnifier loupe (minimum 10X)
  • Several 14 x 17 pieces of good paper (to fit in layout pad)

Note: Diane will contact you prior to the conference for some pre-conference tasks that will help in planning and packing your 'toys.'

This is Diane's list of books that she recommends to students to have in their library. They do NOT necessarily or specifically relate to the class she is teaching.
  • Writing &Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston. Out-of print.
  • More Than Fine Writing by Child, Collins, Hechle and Jackson. Out of print
  • B255. The Universal Penman by George Bickham.
  • B039. The Speedball Textbook
  • B1277. Explicato Formarum Litterarum by Rutherford Aris.
  • B033. Pen Lettering by Ann Camp. Out-of-print
  • B2979. The Little Manual of Calligraphy by Charles Pearce
  • B171. The Story of Writing by Donald Jackson. Out of print
  • B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters.
  • B004. The Calligrapher's Handbook by Heather Child. Out of print
  • B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight. Hardcover
  • B2811. The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering by Annie Cicale.
  • B2982. SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens.
  • Writing &Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston. Out-of print.
  • More Than Fine Writing by Child, Collins, Hechle and Jackson. Out of print
  • Calligraphy by Johann Georg Schwandner. Out of print.
  • Roman Lettering by LC Evetts. Out of print
  • Basic Italic Handwriting by Diane von Arx.
  • The Foundational Hand by Diane von Arx.
  • Art of Written Forms by Donald Anderson. Out of Print.
  • The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering by Frederic Goudy. Out of print


N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
0.5mm
0.75mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm






Your Price $19.71

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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Your Price $1.45

N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: 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 dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs may be purchased separately.

See N05-S10A for Left Hand.



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H105. Cork Tip Holder
H105. Cork Grip Holder.

These holders are very similar to the popular Koh-I-Noor 127 N cork-tip penholder (H38) and the General Pencil version (H99) that we also sell. (Other than the logo, I can't see any difference between those and this lower-priced version.) Scribes like the comfortable cushion of the cork, and the grip is thicker than standard wood penholders. Many calligraphers find this kind of holder a pleasure to use. Standard metal nib gripper. From Germany.

Choose from three finishes: Natural, Brown, Black.

Price break at 3.




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Your Price $5.75

I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




Your Price $5.75

S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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S924. Adjustable Triangle (8 inch)
8" Adjustable Triangle -
Transparent triangle permits tracing of angles from zero to 90 degrees. Inner graduations on arc give degrees of one angle while the outer row of figures gives the degrees of the complimentary angle.
Circular openings are 1/4in, 1/2in, 3/4in, and 1in.



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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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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener
PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener.

This sharpener crates a long extra-smooth tip. The large hole removes the wood casing of the pencil. The smaller hole sharpens the lead to a superfine point. Comes with 1 spare blade. From Germany.




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