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Playful Letters—the Dance of the Pen

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Carrie Imai

(Mo—We) Level: All
Playful Letters—the Dance of the Pen

Carrie Imai: B-CI ¬- Playful Letters—the Dance of the Pen
B3321. Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: A Mark-Making Workbook for Crafters, Cardmakers, and Journal Artists by Lisa Engelbrecht. (As a hardcover book, the title was Modern Mark Making). 2008. 160pp. 8.5"x11". Paperback $17.99. Special Pre-Order Price $15.47
Calligraphy: Modern Masters – Art, Inspiration, and Technique by David Harris (out-of-print)
B2614. Codici 1 by Thomas Ingmire. $22.95
B2825. Simple Stroke Calligraphy by Marci Donley. Hardcover $24.95. JNB $22.46. Carrie provided the italic instruction in this full-color book.
B2830. Finding the Flow by Gina Jonas. Paper $24.95

Supply List:
1 or 2 Automatic pens #4 or #5 preferable (or comparable Coit or Horizon Pens) (N27)
• various pens in various sizes (Brause, Mitchell, folded, pointed, quills, bamboo)(N04, N02, N05, N06, N30, N44)
• Pelikan 4001 or Private Reserve ink (any color) or walnut ink (I04, I53)
• Prang paint box or tube watercolor and palette (S609)
• layout bond paper 11x14 is best (P11)
• few sheets each grid paper and tracing paper (P21, P43)
• some scraps of better papers (Fabriano Ingres, Arches WC, Canson, Arches Text Wove) (PS42, PS05, PS01)
• mixing brush (BR37)
• water pot (S784)
• rag
• scissor & X-acto knife (S417, S130)
• glue stick (S391)
• any and all tools you love, tools you hate, tools you had to have but haven't used, tools you don't know how to use
• and adventurous spirit and a mind open to new ideas


B2614. Codici 1/Ingmire
Codici 1.
Edited by Thomas Ingmire. 2003. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.

Ingmire is best known for his expressive -- and often
non-legible -- calligraphic works. This illustrated notebook
draws primarily from Ingmire's teaching. It presents the assignments, support materials, the works created by the students, as well as images and brief discussions of his own recent works that relate to the program. Topics include inventing new forms, lettering as drawing, the expressive line, the shape and space of writing, the word as image, Hans-Joachim Burgert: the calligraphic line, the space of
writing: the ditchling project. The emphasis is on a visual rather than a verbal message.



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B2830. Finding the Flow/Jonas
Finding the Flow: A Calligraphic Journey by Gina Jonas. 2006. 85pp. 8.5" x 11". Spiral bound. Paper

A new approach to calligraphy for all levels, which acquaints the scribe with the essential but largely unexplored dynamics of stroke technique. Through stroke exercises with pencil and edged pen you explore vital movement and sensitive touch. You discover how shoulder, arm, fingers, and pen combine with alternating of pressure. The exercises lead to an intimate understanding of the edged pen: a foundation for formal alphabet study, creative alphabet design, and artistic self-expression! Begin
your calligraphy practice before starting formal alphabet study by warming up, sensitizing, and integrating mind and body. Full of illustrations and diagrams.



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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.




Options:
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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N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 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 calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.



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N05. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand) Left
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left-Hand)
Left oblique 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), 5.5(.675mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give these left handed nibs a try.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

N05-S10A. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/02
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 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). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



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N05-S10B. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/11
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 11 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). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



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N06. Brause Left-hand Nib
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Hand-ground to left oblique.

Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High-quality nibs from Germany. If you have a heavy hand, these will work well.
Use this left-handed nib for left-handed calligraphic writing.




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Your Price $3.50

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