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Heather Held

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Heather Held
Nov. 16-17, 2013
SUPPLIES
Oblique or straight penholder. (Some scribes use a straight holder for flourishing, others use the same (oblique) holder they use for pointed pen script.)
OBLIQUE
H95. Speedball Deluxe (Comfort Grip) Oblique Pen Holders. Specify color: Sapphire Blue, Garnet Red. Specify Size: 303, Principal, Nikko G, 66EF. $15.95
H51. Century Oblique Penholder. $19.95
H52. 5/8in (Thicker) Century Oblique Penholder $19.95
H53. Century Adjusted Oblique Holder. Select: Brause 66EF, Gillott 303, Principal EF, Nikko G. $24.95
H54. 5/8in (Thicker) Adjusted Century Oblique Penholder. Select: Brause 66EF, Gillott 303, Principal EF, Nikko G. $24.95
H59. Zanerian Oblique Pen Holder. Select Long, Short. $37.50
STRAIGHT
H62. Mahogany Pen Holder $2.99

Nibs: Zebra G or Hunt 22 (recommended for beginners) or Leonhardt EF Principal or your favorite nib for pointed pen work
ZEBRA
N118. Zebra G Nib $2.00
N118-S10. Zebra G Box of 10. $18.50
HUNT
N93. Hunt 22B. $1.09
N93-V. Hunt 22 Vintage. $2.30
N93-VBOX. Hunt 22 Vintage Gross Box. $200.00
LEONARDT
N120. EF Principal. $2.50. 10/$2.30ea 25/$2.10ea. 50/$2.00ea

Ink: McCaffery Brown or Ziller Buffalo Brown for line and wash technique; McCaffery Black or Old World Iron Gall Ink; and Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof white (for work on dark paper)
BROWN INK
I37-BRN. McCaffery's Ink Brown $8.50
I28-BRN. Buffalo Brown. $7.65
GALL INK
I37. McCaffrey's Penman Ink (Black) $6.50
I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink. 2oz. $13.95
WHITE
I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink $10.00

2 small water jars and inexpensive mixing brushes
S784. Water Container - 3 Piece. $4.20. JNB $3.78

Eye dropper or pipette for water
S141. Pipets. $.50 each. 10/$2.25 50/$8.25 100/$14.95
S140. Plastic Dropper Bottle. 30ml. $3.10
S870. Graduated Pipet 7ml - 5 Pack. $2.00
S706. Glass bottle with Dropper Top $2.99

Newspaper to act as cushion sheet

Practice paper: Rhodia blank or gridded, Clairefontaine Triomphe, and Maruman Imagination are some of Heather's favorite papers. Your own favorite paper for pointed pen would be fine too.
P36. Clairefontaine Blank Pad (Unlined) $9.00
P53. Rhodia Blank Pad (Unlined) $10.00
Rhodia Graph Pad. 5sq/inch(10x10mm).
P55. 8.25"x11.75". $9.00 P56. 16"x12.5" $16.00
We are looking into Maruman paper, but would not have it by the workshop.

Art paper: Michael's Recollection cardstock, both dark colors and cream colored (Canford paper is a wonderful substitute), and also Diploma Parchment, Canson Mi-Tientes, and Arches 140 lb. HP work well. **Paper should be cut to 5"x 7" for projects.** You will need at least a dozen sheets (total) of 5x7. Some people will be more prolific and need more! "The Canford paper is a wonderful substitute for Recollection cardstock."
PA44-57. Canford Cardstock 5"x7". Specify Black or Ivory. 25 sheet pack. $5.00
PA84-57. Diploma Parchement 5"x7". 25 sheet pack. $5.00
PA47-57. Arches 140# Hot Press 5"x7". 10 sheet pack. $5.00
PA01. One each of the three 5"x 7" packs. $12.99

Color supplies:
A good watercolor brush in size 0 or 00. Heather uses Winsor Newton series 7, but others work too.
BR27. W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle
0 $6.95 JNB $5.50
BR28. Winsor & Newton Series 7.
#00. $23.69. JNB $17.77
#0. $24.99. JNB $18.74

watercolor or watercolor pencil for line and wash techniques. Heather will demonstrate with both watercolors and watercolor pencils. Bring a few colors for florals (and a mixing palette if you are using watercolor).
WATERCOLOR
These are the tubes of transparent watercolor (not gouache) that Heather uses and likes. During her workshop demos, she will use some or all of these. These are NOT required colors (but will give you an idea of what kinds of colors to bring). "I like Holbein Shadow Green, Holbein Horizon Blue. Winsor Newton: Rose Dore, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Sap Green, Cerulean Blue, Lemon Yellow, French Ultramarine Blue."
Holbein
HW079. Shadow Green. $13.50
HW104. Holbein Horizon Blue. $9.25
Winsor Newton:
WN576. Rose Dore $13.99
WN466 Permanent Alizarin Crimson. $11.89
WN503. Permanent Sap Green $9.29
WN137. Cerulean Blue. $11.89
WN348 Lemon Yellow Deep. $10.49
WN263. French Ultramarine Blue. $10.49
MIXING PALETTE
S679. 6 Well Plastic Palette. $1.25
S120-30. 30 Well Plastic Mixing Tray. $1.99
S743. Plastic Blossom Palette. 7 wells. $4.95
S747. Porcelain Blossom Palette. 7 wells. $12.60

WATERCOLOR PENCILS
Derwent metallic watercolor pencils work well for both line & wash and other colored pencil techniques. I will be demonstrating with watercolour pencil, specifically the Derwent Metallic Watercolour set and Staedtler Aquarelle. (I am NOT a big fan of Derwent Inktense for the in the line and wash technique).
S849. Derwent Metallic Pencil Set of 12 Tin. $23.49. SALE $21.14

Colored pencils: Bring your favorites. I use Prismacolor, FaberCastell Polychromos, and Derwent Colorsoft. Derwent Colorsoft is my favorite for dark paper. (I will be demonstrating with these Colorsoft pencils: C260 Bright Lilac, C240 Bright Purple, C140 Deep Fuschia, C210 Pink Lavender, C430 Pea Green, C440 Light Green, C450 Yellow Green. These are NOT required colors – but they will give you an idea of what kinds of colors to bring.) Prismacolor Verithin pencils do not work well for my techniques (they are harder lead pencils). PL01. Derwent Colorsoft. Individual pencils. $1.89 each. Specify Color:
C260 Bright Lilac, C240 Bright Purple, C140 Deep Fuschia Deep, C210 Pink Lavender, C430 Pea Green, C440 Light Green, C450 Yellow Green.
PL02. Heather's set of Colorsoft Pencils. $12.99 per set. Includes one each of the colors above.

Pencil, soft vinyl eraser, factis black eraser, paper towels for pen wipes (blue shop towels work well).
E13. Staedtler-Mars White Plastic Eraser $1.35
E08. Factis Black Eraser. For erasing pencil lines on black papers. Does not leave marks. $1.05 ea.

Special effects: bring what you have to play with, including Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Clear Stardust; hot foil pen; Yasutomo pearlescent watercolor; Finetec gold watercolor palette; Diane Townsend pastels for background effect
M96. Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Clear Stardust. $1.99
S880. Hot Foil Pen. $15.00. JNB $13.50
S626. Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor Paint Sets.
S741. Finetec Mica Artist Color Set. $24.95
S767. Finetec Pearl Colors. $18.95. SALE$17.06
S766. Finetec Moiré Colors. $20.95. SALE $18.86
S885. Diane Townsend Soft Pastels. Set of 12. Soft form, approx 13/4" long and 3/4"thick. Used and recommended by Heather Held and Sandy Wagner. Choose Metallic or Intense/Primary. $49.95 ea.
Metallic Set of 12. Warm Red Gold (Medium, Deep, & Light), Green Gold, Green Gold Medium, Green Gold Light, Aluminum, Steel, Copper (Deep & Light), Bronze, and Black Gold.
Intense/Primary Set of 12. Bone Black, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Green Oxide, Permanent Green Light, Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Tuscan Red, Quinacridone Magenta, Ultramarine Violet, and Burnt Sienna.



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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H53. Century Adjusted Oblique Holder
Century Adjusted Oblique Holder.

These gorgeous turned wood pen holders have a metal flange and are ideal for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed pen scripts. The penholders are adjusted to the nib you would like to use. A nib is included with each holder. Wood color varies.

Choose nib adjustment: 66EF (Brause 66EF), 303 (Gillott 303), PRIN (Principal EF), NIKK (Nikko G).

Click HERE to see which other nibs each adjustment will fit.



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H54. 5/8in (Thicker) Adjusted Century Oblique Penholder
5/8" Century Oblique Pen Holder

Joe Vitolo has modified the design of the Century Oblique Holder. The thicker holder may reduce hand fatigue. Wood color varies.
The penholders are adjusted to the nib you would like to use. A nib is included with each holder.

Choose nib adjustment: 66EF (Brause 66EF), 303 (Gillott 303), PRIN (Principal EF), NIKK (Nikko G).

Click HERE to see which other nibs each adjustment will fit.



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H59. Zanerian Oblique Pen Holder / Century
Century Zanerian Oblique Pen Holder

Click here for a comparable holder.

Beautiful Zanerian-style penholder, hand-turned. Metal oblique arm holds nib. 5.75" (Short).



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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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N118. Zebra G Nib
Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.

Which holders will work with this nib?
https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Zebra

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks, but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca



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N118-10PK. Zebra G Nibs -- 10 pack
Zebra Nibs -- Pack of 10

Zebra G Nib. Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G Nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.
Quantaty discounts available at 2,3, and 5 packs.



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N93. Hunt 22 Nib (22B)
Hunt 22 Extra Fine

A very popular and dependable bronze-finish nib that is great for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed-pen scripts. The Hunt 22 has good flexibility -- not too flexible, not too stiff and can produce very thin hairlines and good swells. The nib works for x-heights of 3/16"-1/16". It has a sharp point but will work on slightly textured surfaces, though it will have a tendency to catch on upstrokes on those papers. Compared to the Gillott 303, the Hunt 22 point is less sharp, and it has more stiffness, so more pressure will be required to create thick shades (swells).

Hunt 22 is used by both beginners and professional scribes. HUNT EXTRA FINE 22 is stamped on the nib. The nib is sometimes called Hunt 22B. This nib is part of the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 and N117-1).

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.

Vintage Hunt 22 nibs (N93-V) are also available. When they were made, many decades ago, a higher quality of steel and craftmanship was employed in nib manufacture. They have similar characteristics, but are of a better quality.



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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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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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