It’s been a busy week, and I think it’s only going to get busier as we head into the holidays. We have lots of exciting things ahead – including TWSBI’s 580 AL in Blue! We are hoping for them early next week. This weekend we have calligraphy classes all day on Saturday, and another full Children’s Handwriting Class on Sunday.
We’re continuing to expand our calligraphy lines and we’re really excited to bring in a new line of nibs, William Mitchell from the UK. We’ve heard so much about these nibs; our calligraphy teachers have highly recommended them, and other experienced calligraphers who stop by the shop often mention this as a great line of nibs to carry. We are definitely looking ahead and have some plans for other lines of calligraphy gear, so stay tuned!
We just got in these two new products from Clairefontaine that we special ordered weeks ago, specifically for handwriting and great for kids, and along with so much great interest from the recent Globe & Mail article on cursive handwriting, I thought I would share some tips on teaching your child handwriting.
I’m so incredibly excited that we’ve finally gotten the details ironed out and we’re ready to go with a six week in-depth calligraphy class, taught by expert calligrapher Salman Khattak. I actually thought about joining myself (if Salman would take me!), but Caleb’s bedtime is currently a time conflict – I’m keeping my fingers crossed for spring, when we’re hoping to run another in-depth course on different calligraphic hands and styles.