Simply Lettering…

So last week a new magazine launched for those into calligraphy and hand lettering. Ever since I was little I always wanted to practice my letters and have dabbled on and off especially with the intention of doing something great for embroidery pieces.

It never really took off for me as other crafts were more urgent but I couldn’t wait to get this issue. It came with some brush pens and practice sheets so no excuse! There are lots of lovely articles, tips and projects inside the pages but for now it was all about the letters….

What I really liked was that for each letter it started off with examples for you to trace then blank to do for stratch. I cottoned on too late than maybe I should not try to copy exactly the letter they had but ensure it was comfortable for me! After all this practice is all about obtaining the muscle memory and feeling that you can do it.

I wasn’t too impressed with the pen, you can’t see it clearly but after a couple of letters it started to get a bit wrecked… and I hadn’t applied that much pressure!

That said I have now caught the bug and some enthuisam to keep going- I just need more tools! Any suggestions on paper or pens to get me going in the right direction?

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