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Spencerian Lettering

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Harvest Crittenden: Spencerian Lettering
  • Nikko G or Zebra G nibs are recommended. More advanced students may prefer to use a more flexible nib. (N113, N118)
  • An oblique pen holder is recommended, but some do prefer to approach this with a straight pen holder. If left-handed, please let me know prior to class so we can discuss your approach and how I can best help you. (H114, H133, H134)
  • Walnut Ink OR Old World Iron Gall Ink OR McCaffery's black ink (S449, I116, I37)
  • Good quality translucent layout paper, Borden & Riley OR Canson OR Claire Fontane approx. 8.5" x 11", but any size will do (P09-100, P32, P36)
  • A mechanical pencil .5 with extra lead (PL21, PL22)
  • A red pencil for correction (S818)
  • A kneaded eraser (E09)
  • A ruler, approx. 12" or longer (S270)

Recommended Books:
  • B1816. Learning to Write Spencerian Script by Michael Sull & Debra Sull. 1993. 75pp. 6.75"x8.5".
  • DVD12. Learning to Write Spencerian Script DVD. By Michael Sull.


P32. Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad
Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. Bright White, 18lb, marker layout pad. 50 sheets.

Our highest quality layout paper for calligraphy practice or work for reproduction. The very smooth surface does not buckle, even with wide chisel nibs. Black guidelines under the sheet are easily seen, even without a light table. Michael Sull's favorite pad for work for reproduction. His recommendation is echoed by other scribes and penmen: "Absolutely wonderful." "A great pad." It is worth the price.

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

Formerly P32-9, P32-11, & P32-14




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P36. Clairefontaine Blank Pad (Unlined)
Clairefontaine Writing Pad

Triomphe. Paper is bright white, extra smooth, pH neutral paper, 24lb/90gsm (sheets 26lb/100gsm), 8.25"x11.75". Blank. Pad of 50 sheets. From France. Recommended by Michael Sull for Spencerian and Off-Hand Flourishing.



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PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencils
PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil

This technical drafting pencil with an industrial design features a 4mm fixed sleeve for template work and technical drawings. Metallic-mesh grip for precision and control. Top click, stationary eraser and tip. Pencil includes one tube of HB lead.

Choose lead size: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm.
Barrel colors: 0.3 Brown, 0.5 Black, 0.7 Blue, 0.9 Gray
Refill leads are item PL22
Eraser Refills are item PL23



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PL22. Pentel Mechanical Pencil Lead Refills
PL22. Pentel Mechanical Pencil Lead Refills

Refill leads will fit any mechanical pencil. Choose from five sizes and two levels of hardness. 12 pieces (0.9mm, 15 pieces).

0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm: 2H or HB

0.2mm HB (For PL30 Orentz 0.2mm Pencil)

For Pentel GraphGear Mechanical Pencils, see item PL21.
For Pentel Orentz 0.2mm Mechanical Pencil, see item PL30.
For eraser refills, see item PL23.



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S818. Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils
These quality colored pencils feature a high strength lead
that won't snap under normal writing pressure. Dense structure of pigments provides vivid colors that won't smear or fade. Takes a fine point in any sharpener every time.
Good for lettering.

Choose color:
Process Red
True Blue
White - recommended for Bob Hurforsd's IAMPETH 2018 class "Fun with Colored Pencils"



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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.



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S270. Metal Ruler:12in
S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

Flexible, cork back.



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B1816. Learning to Write Spencerian/Sull
Learning to Write Spencerian Script
By Michael Sull & Debra Sull. 1993. 75pp. 6.75" x 8.5". Paper.

An instructional manual for Spencerian covering equipment and tools, practice, and extensive instruction on the individual letters, by the man largely responsible for the revival of interest in this traditional American form of penmanship. A companion instructional DVD is also available: DVD12.



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DVD12. Learning to Write Spencerian Script DVD
Learning to Write Spencerian Script
By Michael Sull. DVD.

A 60-minute instructional video by Michael Sull, author of the comprehensive text of the same title: B1816. First, he gives a brief history of the hand, and then he gives letter-by-letter instruction.

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVDs. If your DVD player can't play our DVDs, your computer may be able to.



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