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Sheila Waters

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A10 The Golden Thread - A New Twist
Sheila Waters
All Skill Levels (except "raw" Beginners) - 5 Days

Basics
Slant board and desk frame (S690, S156-L, S160-L)
(16" wide ones are available for travel) or simple lap board

Paper
Favorite practice paper and ink that avoids bleeding or feathering (such as layout paper) (P10-100). A few pieces of favorite "good" papers (PS01, PS84)
Tracing paper (PS43)

Nibs & Holders
Variety of widths in Speedball (especially C1 and C2)(N09), Mitchell (N04), Brause (N02) and/or Tape etc (N01).
Straight-barrel penholders (H62, H63)
Non-waterproof black ink (I08, I43)
Black gouache or (WNG331)
Stick ink and stone (IS19, IS29)

Miscellaneous
Ruler or T square (S271, S753)
Pencils -Hard and soft leads and sharpener (S142, S746)
Eraser (E23)
Masking tape (S412)
Sandarac if you have it (S123-B)
Eyebrow tweezers
Magnifying glass

Recommended Book List
By or about Sheila Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. Hardcover. $35.00
B1012. Under Milk Wood. Hardcover $90.00
B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". $28.00 (Pre-order only)

B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight. Second edition. Hardcover $39.95. Pre-order price $24.77
B171. The Story of Writing by Donald Jackson. Limited Stock. Out-of-print, but some used copies available. Used $29.95.
B3930. The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing by Ewan Clayton. 2014. Hardcover $30.00. JNB $26.93 pre-order price.
All by Alfred Fairbank (all out-of-print) used copies may be available.
A Book of Scripts.
The Story of Handwriting,
A Handwriting Manual,
Renaissance Handwriting, by Alfred Fairbank & Berthold Wolpe. Out-of-print.
B3073. Politics and Script: Aspects of Authority and Freedom in the Development of Graeco-Latin Script from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century by Stanley, Morison, Nicolas Barker. (1972). 2000 reprint. Hardcover $37.95. SALE $19.93 Limited stock.
Lettering by Hermann Degering.
B3077. Art of Written Forms by Donald Anderson. Out-of-print. A limited number of used copies will be available. A history of writing with an emphasis on western calligraphic forms. Hardcover $29.95
Writing & Illuminating & Lettering by Edward Johnston. Out-of-print. Limited number of used copies are available. B042 Paper $30.00. B041. Hardcover $50.00 The Script of Humanism by James Wardrop. Out-of-print. , Oxford University Press, 1963
The Pen's Excellencie by Joyce Whalley.
Two Thousand Years of Calligraphy.The Walters Art Gallery. Out-of-print.
Hermann Zapf and his Design Philosophy by Hermann Zapf. Out-of-print.
American Writing Masters and Copybooks by Ray Nash. Out-of-print.
American Penmanship 1800-1850, from Jenkins to Spencer by Ray Nash.


S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high-quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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PS01. Arches Text Wove (half sheet)
Arches Text Wove
100% rag, pH neutral. 20"x25.5". 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish. 2 deckles, 2 cut edges.

Takes ink well. A great, slightly soft paper to write on. One of our most popular papers. Great for paste paper. Mouldmade in France.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)





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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.




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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.




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N01. Hiro Tape Nib
0.5mm to 4mm

These are more flexible than Brause nibs but stiffer than Mitchell and take to the ink better when new. Reservoir on top. Right Hand sizes only. Oblique cut. A good nib for classes and beginners.





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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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H63. Marbled Pen Holder
H63. Marbled Pen Holder.

Beautiful penholders in gold & black, silver & black, gold with multicolors, and the newest: Multicolor (with swirls of red, blue, green, and yellow). Approx. 5/16" diameter at the nib end and 6-7/8" long. Standard metal nib gripper.

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




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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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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.



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IS19. Shakyo-Ken Ink Stone
Shakyo-Ken Ink Stone

Unlike most ink stones, this one has a flat surface for grinding and a deep well to collect the ink. Ideal for dipping nibs. 65x124x14 mm / 2.5 x 4.75 x .63 inches. Similar to the Penestone Ink Stone, but smaller. Made in Japan of stone with a very dense grain. Boku-Undo Suzuri Ink Stone 24025.



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