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For a complete listing of our pointed nibs suitable for the Spencerian hand, please click on the Spencerian Pen Nibs link or in the category menu on the left under Pointed Nibs.

Spencerian Script & Kits

S891. Alvin French Curve #3371
S891. Alvin French Curve #3371

Popular curves molded of smoke gray-tinted 0.08" thick polystyrene with double inking edges.

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden.

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S377. Sull's Pen Pouch
S377. Sull Leather Pen Roll-up

Michael Sull wanted a way to carry his oblique pen holders with the nib inserted. To that end, he designed this pen rollup made of soft, supple leather. The four pockets are extra wide (2-1/4") and deep enough to accommodate an oblique pen and protect the nib. The 8-1/2" deep pockets allow the holder to be completely enclosed. The top flap gives even more protection to the nib. Leather tie. Crafted in the USA.

Now with a pen point pocket with a zipper!

Available in four colors: Traditional Black, Olive Green, Violet, and Brown

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PA44. Canford Cardstock 8.5x11 Pk of 10
Canford Card Stock
10 sheet pack. 140lb. 8.5"x11".

Limited Quantity available

High-quality stiff card in a wide range of brilliant matte colors. Recommended by Brian Walker as ideal for pointed pen work! Try white or metallic on these rich dark colors. Great for calligraphy and for paper sculpture and modeling, decorative arts, collage and craft. Easy to cut, curve, crease and emboss to create three-dimensional works of art.

Colors: Navy Blue, Royal Purple, Guardsman Red, Forest Green, or Ivory (China White).

Your Price $11.50

P33. Cross Drill Pad (Spencerian)
Michael Sull's Cross Drill Exercise Tablet

One of the keys to mastering Spencerian is perfecting the rhythm and spacing between letters. This pad provides a series of spacing exercises. 50 sheet pad. Includes instruction.

In learning Spencerian Script, the skill of achieving consistent letter-spacing is as important as properly writing the letters. the traditional method of of practicing letter-spacing was through cross-drill exercises. This pad, designed by Michael Sull, consists of 50 sheets of a special cross-drill practice exercise. Included are thorough instructions. The tablet should be used for regular practice, one sheet per session.

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P34. Spencerian Practice Pad
Michael Sull's Spencerian Guidesheet Practice Tablet

Specially designed guidesheets for writing Spencerian Script. Excellent for practice work. Features the correct slant lines (for the proper letter-angle slant) and lines for the lowercase letter body heights (x-height) and for ascenders (such as l & k) and descenders (such as j & y) . There are two different pads with different x-heights so you can practice larger and smaller writing. (Beginners start with larger writing.) Includes 4 pages of instruction.

8.5"x11". Approx. 50 sheets. 4 page instruction sheet.

Specify Large (1/8", 3mm) or Small x-height (3/32", 2mm).
Combo contains approx. 20 sheets of each size: Large (1/8", 3mm) & Small x-height (3/32", 2mm).

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P35. Clairefontaine Lined 80 sheets
Clairefontaine Pad
Staplebound, micro-perforated at top. 24lb, neutral pH, crisp white paper. Ruled with pale violet lines! Pad of 80 sheets, 8.25"x11.75". Ruled. From France.

Highly recommended by Michael Sull and others for pointed pen work. Purchase the lined pad for Spencerian practice & correspondence, the blank one for flourishing. "Absolutely fantastic surface. You just want to write on it!"
--Michael Sull

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P36. Clairefontaine Blank Pad (Unlined)
Clairefontaine Writing Pad

Triomphe. Paper is bright white, extra smooth, pH neutral paper, 24lb/90gsm (sheets 26lb/100gsm), 8.25"x11.75". Blank. Pad of 50 sheets. From France. Recommended by Michael Sull for Spencerian and Off-Hand Flourishing.

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P25-REAM. Ream JNB Practice Paper 8.5x11
JNB Practice Paper Ream
8.5"x11". Approximately 500 sheets.

Smooth paper for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy. The paper takes the ink well and does not bleed or feather with most inks. (We tested with Higgins Eternal, Noodler’s, McCaffery's, and Richtone Colors, as well as Pilot Parallel Pen ink cartridges) For pointed pen, thee smooth surface helps avoid pen catches on upstrokes. Guidelines will show through. Good for classes and practice (24 lb bond).

Ream is packaged in a box for easy storage.
For an 11"x17" version of this paper, see item P20.

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S620. Clear Dappen Dish
Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish.

These small wide mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.

Metal Lid: See item S802

Your Price $1.85

S620-12. Dappen Dish - Box of 12
Box of 12 Dappen Dishes.

Dappen Dish / Dampen Dish

These small wide mouthed glass containers with a relatively heavy base are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.

Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesson in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added a drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.

Your Price $22.20

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