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Marina Soria


You will need to bring in advance a couple of your favorite experimental alphabets you could have developed

in some other workshop or any calligraphy with a personal twist. Remember we will develop

the concepts of texture/text/textile.

You will need to bring some fabrics of your choice or various color photocopies of textiles. Could be

the whole design or a detail. You could also photocopy different types like weavings, knittings, crochet,

felted, quilts, braided, bonded, knotted or embroidery, manufactured from interlacing warp and weft.

Consider looking for simple designs with not many colors, we will reduce them into no more than 6




-Some of your favorite tools: ruling pen, cola pen, folded, automatic. Cooperplate Nibs, Speedball B nibs and special effect nibs like the Mitchell/ Rexel scroll nibs or the music nib. Paralell pens. (N22), (N115), (N27), (N16), (N11), (N154), (FP67)

Several round brushes for painting and writing. Numbers between 2 & 6. Pentel brush. (BR38), (FP57)

Dropper or pippetes. (S141)

Artliners aplicator (used by Yukimi) or syringe with needle.(S1035)

Watercolor or gouache in tubes or pans in the colors of your textiles, no more than 6 colors plus white and walnut ink. (S609), (Click HERE for our Gouache)

Two buckets for water, for pale & dark colors. (S1005)

Palet to prepare colors and a pipettes to collect them. (S120-30) 

Five containers with lids to store prepared colors. (S787)

Any type of device to prevent rolling tools and brushes all over the place. 

Pencil, eraser. (PL38), (E13)

Paper tape, UHU glue stick, double stick tape (S391)

Masking fluid (S198)

color pencils if watersoluble, better. (S776)

A portable light table would be very useful, if you don’t have one you could bring a portable easel with a light underneath to be able to trace in a comfortable way. (S1013)



Some sheets of your favorite layout paper (P09-100)

20 sheets of paper A4, letter or aproximate size depending on the best use of your paper. You could either purchase a block or have your pages cut in advance from an Arches Text        Wove sheet. From a sheet of 22” x 30” you get 8 pages of 8” x 11”. If not consider a paper for watercolor with a smooth surface and light weight. Light paper is anything less than       140 lb/300 gsm (PA03), (PA42)

A couple of sheets of tracing paper (P43)

- Paper towels or rags (S817)




Fine liners like Micron, Edding, drawliner or any of the kind. (M17)

Embroiding thread & needles. (S219), (S825)

- Fusible bond, heat & bond.

Extra nibs to stick, sew or glue to your work.

Finally by the end of the workshop I would ask you to photocopy in color in a good quality paper, -maybe the Text Wove paper- a couple of your works to weave them together.


You will need then:

A soft (A4/letter or aproximate size) cardboard, 2 or 3mm thick, glue stick, straight edge metallic ruler & sharp cutter.

N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.

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N155. Luthis Pens
N155. Luthis Pens.

Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

"They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch's favorite of the four.

Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

We have added a new, larger pen:
Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

Your Price $16.95

N27. Automatic Pen
N27. Automatic Pen.
Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").

These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

Click here for a how-to information sheet.

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N16. Speedball B Series
Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B5.5, B6

B Series is a round nib ideal for Gothic or outline letters. Also often used by illustrators for cartoons, uniform line drawings, borders, and display posters.

For more information about Speedball B nibs, click here.

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N11. Scroll Nibs
6 sizes: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60
A dip pen that writes a double line. Mitchell (Rexel). No reservoir. Works best with H83. Mitchell Triangular Holder.

Your Price $3.55

N154. Pointed Nib Sampler
N154. Pointed Nib Sampler

This nib sampler contains one each of our most popular pointed nibs:

Brause 66EF
Brause Rose
Brause Steno
Gillott 303
Gillott 404
Hunt 22
Hunt 101
Leonardt G
Leonardt Principal EF
Nikko G
Zebra G

For a sampler that includes all of our pointed nibs, see item N117.

Your Price $19.60

FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:

Formerly available as code numbers:

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BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

**To see the price of each size, select the size in the box below**

Your Price $10.99

FP57. Pentel Color Brush
Pentel Art Brush

Much sought after. For brush lettering. Medium. Specify color: Light Green, Turquoise, Olive Green, Pale Orange, Steel Blue, Gray, Orange, Sepia, Purple, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown, Pink, Sky Blue, Yellow-Orange.

FP 57. Pentel Color Brush color chart

Your Price $8.75

S141. Plain Transfer Pipets
Plain Pipets / Plain Pipettes

These pipets function like eye droppers. Use them to store mixed gouache for later use (as when a customer is expected to ask for more envelopes done in a mixed color a few days after you completed the first batch). For airtight, longer storage, the end can be sealed quickly with an iron. Soft plastic (polyethylene), 6" long.

Choose quantity:
Single Pipet
10 pack
50 pack
100 pack

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S1035. Slimline Writer Applicator
S1035. Slimline Writer Applicator

An improved, easier-to-hold Fineline Applicator. Slender bottle can be filled with your choice of ink or any other liquid medium. Wire integrated into cap prevents fluid from drying in the tip. Ecoline and other similar thin inks do not work well with, using an ink with more body, like acrylic, will yield better results.

Choose size:
18 gauge (0.8mm)
20 gauge (0.5mm)

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S609. Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans)
Prang Watercolor Set (16 half pans).
These inexpensive but good watercolor sets are recommended by many including Barbara Close. Easy to take to workshops or on trips.

This selection of choice pigments, blended with specially formulated binders and dispersing agents, results in a true transparent paint in brilliant colors. White segment non-beading mixing lid attached with stainless steel hinge pin for years of use. Each set comes with a #7 natural hairbrush.

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WNGDP-S. W&N Gouache: Double Primary Set
Winsor & Newton Gouache: Double Primary Set

Colors (all Series 1):
Alizarin Crimson
Flame Red
Lemon Yellow
Phthalo Blue
Spectrum Yellow
Ultramarine (Blue)
Zinc White

Sheila Waters teaches color mixing using a double primary set: a warm and cool of each of red, blue and yellow. With the six primaries you can mix brighter colors. (a) The cool yellow tends toward green. The cool blue tends toward green. These two are used for mixing all the colors between yellow and blue. This includes all of the greens, greenish yellows such as chartreuse, and greenish blues such as teal. (b) The warm red tends toward orange. The warm yellow tends toward orange. These two are used for mixing all the colors between yellow and red (oranges and all orange-reds and orange-yellows). (c) The warm blue tends toward purple and is mixed with the warm red for the purplish colors. Winsor & Newton is our most popular gouache and is highly recommended. It is excellent for calligraphy.

For a lightfast Double Primary Set, purchase WNGPDP-S. It contains a similar palette of warm and cool colors, but the pigments are more permanent when exposed to light. The colors are not exactly the same, but they mix in a similar fashion.

Your Price $69.93

S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot
S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot

The Faber-Castell Clic & Go is a collapsible and expandable water pot. Easy to clean and store, travels easily. Ridges on the cup are the perfect place to hold brushes in between uses. The water pot holds approximately 12 ounces. PVC- and Latex-free.

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S120-30. Plastic Mixing Tray: 30 Well
S120-30. 30 Well Plastic Mixing Tray.

This palette has deeper wells than some of our other palettes.

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S787. Single Mini Cups
S787. Single Mini Cups

These small, clear-plastic cups are super for holding single
pans of Finetec. The pan fits perfectly in the bottom. The no-leak snap lid is great for travel, as an ink well or for sharing ink, or for storing paint and other small items. 3/4" high x 1.5" diameter.

Also available as a 12-pack; see item S786.

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PL38. Faber-Castell 9000 Series Drawing Pencils
PL38. Faber Castell 9000 Series Drawing Pencils

A classic artist's drawing pencil of the highest quality, with evenly graduated degrees of hardness and strong break-resistance. Ideal for guidelines, drawing letters, and sketching. Recommended by Amity Parks. From Germany.

"9B" = softest.
"6H" = hardest,
HB, H, or 2H are generally used for

Specify: 6B, 4B, 3B, 2B, HB, H, 2H, 4H, 6H.

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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.

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S391. UHU Glue Stick
Glue sticks are an easy way to apply glue for card and bookmaking projects, and many people think that UHU is the best glue stick. Dries wrinkle-free and works on paper, cardboard, fabric, photos and more. Clean and convenient for school or studio use. Large chapstick/lipstick style applicator. 1.41oz. Acid Free. Safe for children. (Germany) UHU 41197

"The UHU Glue Stick is my favorite glue stick of all time. I have projects made with UHU Glue Sticks well over ten years old, and they have held up beautifully."
- Michael Jacobs

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S198. Pebeo Drawing Gum
Pebeo Drawing Gum

The best masking fluid. Write with the masking fluid in your pen and let it dry on the paper. Apply a watercolor wash, let it dry, and remove the masking fluid with a Rubber Cement Pick-up. You have white letters on a color background. Thins and cleans with water.
Choose 1.5oz or 8.45oz.

Hints on using masking fluids.

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S776. Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Use these versatile, high quality colored pencils dry for strong, vibrant color; add water for a vivid, translucent watercolor effect; or blend the colors for rich, subtle tones - either wet or dry. These English-made pencils produce more intense colors than regular watercolor pencils. Each set come in a tin case.

Set of 24: Sherbert Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chilli Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Gray, Ink Black, and Antique White. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.

Set of 36: All of the colors in the Set of 24, plus Sienna Gold, Cherry, Red Violet, Mauve, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Felt Green, Tan, Saddle Brown, and Indian Ink. A non-soluble Inktense Outliner pencil is also included.

Your Price $67.99

S1013. Artograph LED LightPad LX
S1013. Artograph LED LightPad LX

A light box or table is an essential tool of the working calligrapher. Because it allows you to see guidelines though envelopes and even thick sheets of white/off-white paper, it is a great time-saver.

The new Artograph LightPad LX lets you take your light table with you or quickly and easily store it away. Bright LED technology allows the LightPad to shine brighter, run cooler & use less energy, and provide up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free creative brilliance. The brightness is easily adjusted, allowing you to use only the level of light needed. Sleek design, aluminum frame, 1/2" profile. One-year manufacturer's warranty. The LX lightpads are assembled in the USA.

Choose Sizes:
17x24 (limited supply)
6x9 is no longer available

Sizes are illuminated area.

For the Pad Pucks, see item S910

Your Price $174.99

P09-100. Boris Layout Pad 100 Sheets
Borden & Riley's Boris Layout Pad
Bright White Felt Marker Layout Pad (#37). 100 sheets.

A smooth, translucent sheet that is highly recommended. No bleeding or feathering. Popular for beginning classes, and for copperplate for reproduction. Our most popular pad. From Borden & Riley.

Choose 9x12, 11x14, or 14x17 inches.

For tracing, Cotton Comp pads are recommended. Cotton Comp is easier to see through than the Boris Layout Pad.

Formerly P10-100, P11-100, & P12-100

Your Price $20.29

PA03. Arches Text Wove 8.5x11in 25 sht pk
Arches Text Wove
8.5"x11" 25 sheets
100% rag, pH neutral. 120gsm. White. Smooth (wove) finish.

Takes ink well. A great, slightly soft paper to write on. One of our most popular papers now available in this smaller size. Great for paste paper. Mouldmade in France. Works well in inkjet and laser printers.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

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PA42. Arches 90# Hot Press WC Paper 8.5x11in, 20 sheets
Arches 90lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper, 8.5"x11", 20-sheet pack

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

Now available in smaller sheets, ready to run through inkjet and laser printers.

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P43. Borden & Riley Tracing Pad #41
P43. Borden & Riley #41 Parchment Tracing. 50 sheet pad, 25lb paper.

A bit nicer than your normal tracing paper.

Available in 3 sizes:

Your Price $9.09

S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Paper towels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.

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S219. #15 Bookbinders Needles
#15 Sharp Bookbinder's Needles
Package of 6 bookbinding needles from England.

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