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Calligraphy of the Heart Pt. 2

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Calligraphy of the Heart Part 2 – Ewan Clayton

Supply List
This a basic essentials list, please supplement it with your favorite tools and materials (i.e. gouache, colored pencils etc.)
  • Layout paper (not smaller than 11″ by 17″/ A3) (P09)
  • Black ink (not water-proof) (I08, I37)
  • Dip-pens (Brause OR Speedball square cut nibs OR Mitchell/Manuscript/Rexel etc. in various sizes) (N02, N09, N04)
  • Any favorite writing tool or tool you like to draw with (i.e. ruling pen, digital tools, brush) (N22, N30, N155, BR23)
  • A monoliner pen
  • A roll of kitchen towel paper for mopping up (S817)
  • Ruler (S270)
  • Pencil (S142)
  • Eraser (E24)

Ewan has no recommended books.
By Ewan Clayton
  • B3930. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing by Ewan Clayton.


  • P09-50. Boris Layout Pad 50 Sheets
    Boris Layout Pad
    Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37). 50 sheets.

    A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended. No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes, and for copperplate for reproduction. Our most popular pad. From Borden & Riley.

    Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

    For tracing, Cotton Comp pads are recommended. Cotton Comp is easier to see through than the Boris Layout Pad.

    Formerly P10-50, P11-50, & P12-50




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    Your Price $12.48

    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

    I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
    I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
    1 oz. jar.

    Formulated for the pointed pen, which is used for Spencerian, Copperplate, etc, not for the broad-edged pen used for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic), etc.

    The black ink is an oak gall ink which was developed with the help of leading penmen of today to provide an ink similar to that used during America's golden age of Ornamental Penmanship in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a newly opened bottle, the black ink writes brown but turns a dense black. Good for fine hairlines.

    (Colors and whites are not oak gall inks. They are made with natural pigments).

    Choose from Ivory, White, Indigo Blue, Green, Brown, Red, Red-Violet, Black, Glossy Black.
    Prices of colors vary.

    I37. McCaffery's Ink color chart

    Click to read what Michael Sull has to say about using McCaffery's



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    N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
    Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

    Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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    Your Price $2.19

    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

    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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    N22. Ruling Pen
    N22. Ruling Pen.

    Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



    Your Price

    BR23. Escoda Brush Set (sizes 0,1,2,4)
    Escoda Brushes. Sizes 0,1,2, and 4.

    Eliza Schulte Holliday, coauthor of Brush Lettering, highly recommends these brushes from Spain for pointed brush lettering. They have plenty of bounce and good snap and are reasonably priced. Kolinsky Sable.




    Your Price $119.41

    N30. Folded Ruling Pen
    Folded Ruling Pen

    Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use it to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

    Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.




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    S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
    S817. Viva Paper towels, 12 sheets

    Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
    "I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

    We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.



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