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Jake Weidmann


Fundamentals of Flourishing
This is an introductory course which will cover the dynamics of traditional off-hand flourishing. In this class we will discuss such fundamental elements as layout, strokes, line relationship, sequence, variety and details which make a strong and breath-taking piece. This is an excellent course for those who are new to flourishing or to anyone who wishes to have a deeper understanding of the underlying principles of flourishing. We will be composing these individual elements into such traditional patterns as abstract line flourishes, quills, birds and swans. We will also discuss-with this foundation-how to apply these practices in your own way to make your work flourish!
Skill Level: All

Supplies: Pencil; Smooth white paper (P25-50) ; Smooth black paper (PA43, P46); Oblique penholder (H95, H96, H51, H52); Straight penholder (H62, H71, H77); Pointed, flexible pen nibs; (Leonardt Principle (N120) or Nikko G (N113)) ; Black ink (Iron gall is preferable) (I37, I116) ; White ink (I38, I108).



H51. Century Oblique Penholder
Century Oblique Holder

These gorgeous turned wood pen holders have a metal flange. They are made to hold the Nikko G and similar sized nibs. They can be adjusted with needle nosed pliers to fit other nibs. Wood Penholder. Wood color varies.

If you would like to purchase a holder that is fitted for a different sized nib, please see item number H53.



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H62. Mahogany Pen Holder
Straight wood calligraphy penholder.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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H77. Ergonomic Pen Holder
The manufacturer says the shape reduces fatigue and discomfort. Instead of a being a cylinder, the penholder has been designed for your fingers. Blonde wood.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?



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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal Nib

You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It's flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.





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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink
An oak gall ink made with period recipes and materials including oak galls, iron salts, logwood dyes and acacia gum (Gum Arabic). Oak gall ink was used for many medieval manuscripts and is very popular today for Spencerian and Copperplate. For paper and vellum. Dries waterproof. 2 oz bottle.

This ink can be reconstituted using distilled water and letting it sit overnight. Then stir well and break up any solids.

Old World Ink Product Help: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Oldworld

"It is really nice and darker than regular iron gall ink." - Nan DeLuca.

"This ink is terrific! Smooth off the pen, it is jet black with hairlines as fine as any penman could want." - Bob Hurford




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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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I108. Dr. Martin's Pen White
Dr. Martin's Pen-White

A great white ink for pointed pen work! 1oz dropper bottle. Can be thinned with water if necessary.

"The new ink is Dr Martin's Pen White, which sold out at Odyssey. I loved it so much that I went back to the supply store and bought a second bottle. Pat Blair tried it, and it worked beautifully out of the bottle with her Spencerian script. No mixing required. The dropper made dispensing easy. It did get a bit thicker as I was using it, and I added a bit of water to the dropper. All my pieces (white on dark paper) at Odyssey and at IAMPETH were done using that ink. -- Aline Chan



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