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David Grimes


David Grimes is a calligrapher and designer from Portland, Oregon who specializes in Engrosser's Script calligraphy. He has taught dozens of workshops and classes both in the United States and Internationally since 2015 which have received accolades from colleagues and students alike.

David's approach to Engrosser's Script is modular by nature and derived from the concept that each small skill learned will eventually contribute to an overall excellence in script. His detailed approach is devised from the study of historical work of prolific American penmen such as Charles Norder, Willis Baird, and Earl Lupfer.

David's online training course, Dreaming In Script, is the first Engrosser's Script program of its kind and details the meticulous and beautiful hand over 95 individual lessons broken up into twelve distinct sections. To find the materials that David recommends for both his in-person classes and the online course, see below.

Class supplies for David Grimes' class Dreaming In Script
  • Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight) (H129)
  • Hunt 101 Nib (N77) X10
  • Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge (S871)
  • Walnut Ink Crystals (S449)
  • Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip (S934)



K116. David Grimes Dreaming In Script Basic Kit
K116. David Grimes Dreaming In Script Kit
Class supplies for David Grimes' class Dreaming In Script

Kit contains:
Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight) (H129)
Hunt 101 Nib (N77) X10
Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge (S871)
Walnut Ink Crystals (S449)
Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip (S934)




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H129. Dual-Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)
H129. Dual Use Workshop Holder (Oblique + Straight)

This inexpensive holder serves as both a straight holder and an oblique holder! Just remove the flange to use as a straight holder. The brass oblique flange is tilted to decrease the angle of the nib to the paper, making your upstrokes less likely to catch on the paper. Perfect for workshops and beginners; we are happy to offer this exceptional holder at a very reasonable price.




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N77. Hunt 101 Nib
Hunt 101 Imperial.

A very steady and durable nib, the Hunt 101 is a great choice for projects that require larger writing with x-heights above 1/4". It can be used on most paper surfaces, though it can have a tendency to catch on the upstroke when used on a rougher surface. The Hunt 101 requires firm and deliberate pressure to open swells, while its strength and steadiness makes it an ideal selection for student practice. Bronze finish.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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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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S871. Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge
Westcott Clear Plastic Grid Ruler with Metal Cutting Edge.

Heavy-duty transparent plastic ruler. One edge is beveled for drawing lines, the other has a stainless-steel edge for easy cutting. Useful for both light and dark papers. Includes centering scale. Ruler is graduated in 16ths of an inch. Recommended by Annie Cicale.

Choose Size:
12" Ruler
18" Ruler

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof Made from walnut hulls.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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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 oz
60 oz



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S934. Small Screw-Top Dinky Dip
S934. Small Rectangle or Square Dinky Dip, with 4 screw-top vials.

These mini inkwells allow you to see your nib as you dip into the ink, allowing you to easily control the depth. They are especially well-suited for pointed pen. Each has four plastic vials, four screw-tops, and an unfinished wooden base. The screw-tops seal the vials tight for transporting or storage (you should keep the filled vials upright). Vial inside dimensions: approximately 14mm dia. x 20mm high. (These are larger than the vials for our regular small Dinky Dip, now called "Flip-Top Small Dinky Dip.")

Choose your base shape:
Rectangle 1" x 4"
Square 2.75" x 2.75"

See S935 for refills.

If you prefer a vial with a flip-top, please see our Flip Top Dinky Dip, item S852.

If you prefer larger vials, please see our Jumbo Dinky Dip, item S853.





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