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Laurie Doctor

Cheerio 2010

Not A Day Without A Line
*Please label all of your materials with your name*

Laurie recommends these titles for this class. There is no required text for this workshop.
B2783. The Calligraphic Line by Hans-Joachim-Burgert. $35.00
B1772. Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch. Paper $12.95
B3176. You Must Revise Your Life by William Stafford. 5.25" x 8". 136pp. Paper $13.95.
Laurie reviewed this book in the last issue of Letter Arts Review.

A fine point permanent pen: e.g. Micron .03 or smaller- any brand you like
M17. Sakura Pigma Micron. Pigmented, waterproof, lightfast and acid free. Black only. $2.79
005    .20mm
01    .25mm
03    .35mm
05    .45mm

Sumi Ink
I43. Best Bottle Sumi.
This popular new (to Western calligraphers) Japanese sumi ink is good both for beginners and for professional work. Smooth, rich black. Hard to find. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle. $15.85
I70.Moon Palace Sumi.
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. Works in Parallel Pens. Dries waterproof.
6.0oz, 180ml. $12.95    15.0oz, 450ml. $19.95
I71.Kaimei Sumi.
This hard to find Artist Grade Sumi is Gemma Black's favorite ink. She enjoys its distinct and pleasant scent and notes that it will produce very fine hair lines. For pointed pen she uses it straight from the bottle. For broad-edged work she dilutes it: 2/3 ink, 1/3 water. The 1oz. size comes in a wide mouth glass jar.
1oz, 30ml. $5.00    6oz, 180ml. $15.95    60oz, 1.8L. $75.00


Pencils & Kneaded Eraser (including HB, 3B, 4B) (Laurie says "I love the Derwent wash pencils- 4B and 8B")
S142-XX.Drawing Pencils. Design 3800."6H" is hardest lead."5B" is softest lead.
Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, $1.25
Derwent Sketching Pencils (I have not yet found a vendor)
20404-2040 Sketching Pencil 4B (Medium Wash) $1.57
20404-2080 Sketching Pencil 8B (Dark Wash) $1.57

E09. Kneaded Eraser. $1.00 ea. Box of 12/$11.00

Glue Stick

12" Metal Ruler
Stainless Steel Ruler. Flexible, cork back.
S270. 12". $3.75. JNB $3.50
S271. 18". $5.50. JNB $4.99

Writing tools you like (pens, pencils, colored pencils, found objects)
(Laurie likes Prismacolor colored pencils)
Prismacolor LIGHTFAST Pencils.
S528. 12 Color Set. $22.50
S529. 24 Color Set. $43.95

Tubes of Watercolor: cad red, quin red, cad yellow, lemon yellow and ultramarine blue and phthalo (Winsor) blue.
Winsor & Newton Watercolors. 5ml tube
WN094. Cadmium Red $13.25
WN548. Quinacridone Red $11.30
WN108. Cadmium Yellow $13.25
WN707. Winsor Blue Green Shade $8.95
WN263. French Ultramarine $10.60
WN347. Lemon Yellow Hue (Nickel Titanate) $13.25
WN348. Lemon Yellow Deep $10.10

1 tube of Permanent White Gouache
WNG512. Winsor & Newton Gouache. 14ml tubes. $9.20

Plastic Plate or Palette for mixing color
S679. 6 Well Plastic Palette. $1.25
S120-30. 30 Well Plastic Mixing Tray. $1.95

Small, Cheap (paint-box) Brushes for mixing watercolor
BR37. Silverwhite Bright 1502. Mixing Brushes. Short Handle. White Synthetic.
1 - $4.35
2 - $4.70
4 - $5.60
6 - $6.35
8 - $7.05
10 - $8.50

Pointed Watercolor Brushes - bring ones you have, about size 4 if you have one, and a 1.
(Richeson series 9000 is good, or Sceptre Gold)

BR26.Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush. Round. High quality and of a similar shape as the Series 7, but made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibers. Ideal for watercolor and suitable for acrylics. Recommended by Michael Sull. Choose size: #00. $6.70
#0. $6.95
#1. $7.60 
#2. $7.95 
#3. $9.20 
#4. $10.10
BR28.Winsor & Newton Series 7. Round. Series 7 is known as the finest watercolor brush, expensive but worth the price.
Handmade using the highest grade Kolinsky Sable. Crisp point, just the right spring, superior control, even and consistent flow. Recommended for pointed brush lettering and painting.
#000 $20.80 JNB $16.65
#00 $21.45 JNB $17.25
#0 $22.70 JNB $18.25
#1 $25.95 JNB $20.75
#2 $31.25 JNB $25.25
#3 $42.95 JNB $28.25
#4 $59.05 JNB $39.25

1-2 Wide Brushes like Japanese Hake Brushes or natural bristle house paint brushes or cheap foam brushes
Large container for water

BR33. Hake Brush
1-1/2" $13.95
2-1/2" $16.95
S724. Foam Brushes. specify sizes
3" $1.50
2" $1.25
1" $1.00
Rag and/or Paper Towels
4 sheets of arches text wove torn down to 1/2 size (25 x 20)
(this is a generous estimate- people work at different speeds)

PS01. Arches Text Wove. 100% rag, neutral pH. 20"x25". 120gsm.White. Smooth finish (wove). Takes ink well and is a great, though slightly soft paper to write on. 120gsm. One of our most popular papers. Great for paste paper. List $2.98 JNB Price $2.45 10 sheets/$2.30 each.
(These are half sheets, for the four sheets Laurie suggests, you would order eight of these sheets.)

If you are traveling by air, just fold the paper down to 1/4 size, or roll it in a tube. Bring a container for sumi ink and white gouache
*if you want to save money on supplies, you can reduce the amount of paint to get for this class by deciding that your palette will be formed from just one red, one yellow and one blue- working from a limited palette is useful.

Water based Crayons/Pencils. (Derwent has some good waterbased color pencils).
Derwent Watercolour Pencils
S727. 12 color tin $20.99
S728. 24 color tin $41.99
S729. 36 color tin $67.99
Bone Folder
S308. Bone Folder. 6"x3/4". Higher quality than our basic bone folder. $6.75    6/$6.25ea.    12/$6.00 ea.
S619. Flat Bone Folder. Similar shape as the Teflon folders, but in bone. 5/8"x5". $6.99 JNB $6.50
S611. Ergonomic Horn Folder. 4.5". $11.99 JNB $10.50
Teflon Folders. Will not glaze or mar delicate papers or fabrics. One end pointed, one end straight.
S346-S. Small 5.25"x5/8"x.25". $19.75
S346-L. Large 6.25"x.75"x3/8". $22.75

Small Cutting Mat
S504. 9x12 Self Heal Cutting Mat. $9.50
S504-L. 12x18 Self Healing Cutting Mat. $14.99
I will bring linen thread, methyl cellulose, japanese paper, and materials for portfolio

I43. Best Bottle Sumi Ink
Best Bottle Sumi Ink

This popular Japanese sumi ink is good both for beginners and for professional work. Smooth, rich black. Hard to find. One of the popular sumi inks for calligraphy. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle.

"The Best Bottle Sumi Ink truly is the best bottle. You can write three to four times longer with a pointed pen nib before the ink dries between the tines enough to alter the writing (this compared to Moon Palace)." C. M.

My test for any ink is to see if it will produce sharp thick and thin strokes at less than one sixteenth inch body height with a #6 Mitchell nib. Stick ink passes that test while most bottled inks don't, especially waterproof inks including sumi ones. The brown bottle sumi [Best Bottle] is non-waterproof, and I find it is better than others. –S.W.

Your Price

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

Your Price

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.

Your Price

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.

Your Price

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

Flexible, cork back.

Your Price

S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.

Your Price

S120-30. Plastic Mixing Tray: 30 Well
S120-30. 30 Well Plastic Mixing Tray.

This palette has deeper wells than some of our other palettes.

Your Price

BR26. W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush
W&N Sceptre Gold 101 Brush, Round, Short Handle

For fine detail, lines & washes. A traditional and popular head shape for all-purpose watercolor work. Can be used for broad strokes yet it will also form a sharp point. They possess excellent color holding capacity, sensitivity, spring and durability. Recommended by Michael Sull.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 101 Brush Round Short Handle

Your Price $8.19

S308. Bone Folder: Deluxe
Bone Folder

Higher quality than most basic bone folders. Made in Germany.

Your Price

S504. Self Healing Cutting Mat
Use this cutting mat to protect your table or desk when cutting paper or board. Unlike a piece of paper board (or your table) the cuts from your craft knife will heal and disappear!

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