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Youniquely Uncial

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Youniquely Uncial With Catherine Mauney Langsdorf

Triangle Calligraphers' Guild Workshop
September 30 and October 1, 2017
N.C. State University Club, Raleigh, NC

A Note from Catherine: I want to challenge you NOT to bring all your stuff. Bring what you own. Buy a few things if you do not have something of a similar nature. Pack light.

With that said, the list below is what I will be bringing with me. If you do not have the exact thing, please bring what you are comfortable with in that same category. Items marked with * - optional, are things that I enjoy and like having along. If you own them, bring them along. If you do not have them yet, then it is your choice to purchase before class OR wait to see their results and decide if they are of interest to you.

There will be a joint order from John Neal Bookseller (800-369-9598) for the workshop to save on shipping. Items ordered will be delivered at the workshop. The deadline to call and be included in the joint order is Monday, September 25th, 2017.

  • Walnut Drawing Ink - Tom Norton (I53) or JNB crystals (S449)
  • Moon Palace Sumi ink (green spout with gold label) - 6 oz (I70)
  • *Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White – optional (I38)
  • *Richtone Sepia Ink Series – optional (I127)

  • Palomino Blackwing & Palomino Blackwing Pearl (PL11)
  • Derwent Graphic HB or 2B
  • Derwent Sketching Medium Wash 4B (S858) and a round water brush size 6 or 8 (FP93)
  • *Pentel Graphgear 500, .3 lead, B or HB – optional (PL21)
  • *White General's Charcoal 558 – optional (PL27)

PENS for Saturday
  • Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8, Green Cap (FP67)- we will NOT be using the cartridges. Instead, we will be using Walnut or Richtone in an empty cartridge or dipping - will need an empty cartridge and the Monoject syringe, (S382)
  • Straight holder or Dual Use Workshop Holder, (H129)
  • Mitchell Nib, size 2 and 3, N04 $.85 with slip on reservoir, (N07)
  • *Kuretake Zig markers 5.0mm or 3.5mm, various colors – optional (M60)

PENS for Sunday
  • Oblique pen holder that works with your nib
  • Favorite pointed pen nib (or two) - I am not a big fan of the Nikko G type nibs but if they work for you great, just please don't ask me to use it.
    • 1. Hiro Crown 41, (N82)
    • *2. L Tomme-Lepoint, No 53, vintage (personal stash)

In your supply packet each person will be getting around 6 sheets of the Gilbert Bond and 6 sheets of the Canson XL. This will give you an opportunity to try these papers if you are not familiar with them. With that said, you will probably need only a few more sheets of a plain practice paper.
  • John Neal Practice Graph Paper, 11" x 17", 50 sheets, 24 lb., (P21)
And one of these plain practice types:
  • Canson XL Marker, 9" x 12", 18 lb, 100 sheet pads with purple cover
  • Canson Pro-Layout Marker, (P32)
  • *Gilbert Bond 25% cotton practice, (P69) or (P70) – optional

  • cheap, just a few sheets (P43)
Two sheets pre-torn into 4 sections should give you enough to work upon.
  • Arches Text Wove (PS01)
  • 90lb Hot Press Watercolor paper (PS42)
  • *Black paper – optional (P81)

  • ruler (S271)
  • art eraser (E13)
  • low-tack tape (S412)
  • paper towels or rags (S817)
  • tiny water containers (S844)
  • pencil sharpening tool (PL13)
  • dinky dips for ink (S934)
  • cutting tool (S417, S130)
  • things you like to take to workshops, a long text to write out as practice

If you usually work with your slant board and wish to bring it, do so. If you are comfortable working flat, that will be fine. I will be bringing my clear acrylic kitchen cutting board that has the overhang lip. I like to work relatively flat with my incline of about two inches higher at the top. This acrylic board also doubles as my light table by slipping a small plant light under the board. We will not be using it as a light table.

I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.

Your Price $10.49

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:

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

Your Price

I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).

Your Price

I127. Richtone Sepia Inks
I127. Richtone Sepia Inks.

Four beautiful, vibrant browns: Java, Walnut, Terra Cotta, Eucalyptus. These rich, natural dyes are non-waterproof. Lightfastness varies; Walnut is the best. Very concentrated. Can be used straight or diluted with water. For calligraphy, these inks are best on watercolor paper and other similar, highly sized papers.

Specify color. 30ml (1oz) plastic bottle.

Your Price

PL11. Blackwing Pencils (12 pack)
PL11. Blackwing Pencils (12 pack)

These premium pencils for writing and drawing have been a hit at recent conferences. The leads from Japan are very smooth. A brass ferrule holds the replaceable erasers, the clip allows you to vary the eraser length.


Blackwing: The original pencil, with the softest lead, black body, and black eraser. Ideal for illustrators and musicians who prefer a soft, dark line.

602: The most firm, with a gray body and pink eraser. Features a firm and smooth graphite core that is ideal for writers and everyday users.

Pearl: Features a pearl white finish, gold imprint, white eraser and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing 602.

Eraser Refills: item PL12
Blackwing Pencil Sharpener: PL13

Your Price $24.95

FP93. Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
Pentel Water Brush

Same excellent nylon brush as the Pentel Color Brush. Large barrel. Fill barrel with water or water-based media: ink, watercolor or gouaches. Designed so that it won't roll off your table.

Specify size:
Fine (10mm)
Medium (13mm, regular barrel)
Large (18mm)

Your Price

PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencils
PL21. Pentel GraphGear 500 Mechanical Pencil

This technical drafting pencil with an industrial design features a 4mm fixed sleeve for template work and technical drawings. Metallic-mesh grip for precision and control. Top click, stationary eraser and tip. Pencil includes one tube of HB lead.

Choose lead size: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9mm.
Barrel colors: 0.3 Brown, 0.5 Black, 0.7 Blue, 0.9 Gray
Refill leads are item PL22
Eraser Refills are item PL23

Your Price

PL27. General's Charcoal Pencil
PL27. General's Charcoal Pencil

General's original charcoal pencil is an extra smooth, rich color, family formula dating back to 1889.

Choose White or Black

Your Price

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:

Your Price

FP124. Pilot Converter
Pilot Converter.

Use with bottled ink. Works for both the Pilot Parallel Pen and the Plumix Pen. Twist-fill mechanism.

Your Price

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