Yay, it’s Saturday – and almost the end of January! We don’t know about you but we are very much looking forward to some spring sunshine and flowers. Remember them? We need some colour back in our lives!
Anyway, yesterday was National Handwriting Day, so we caught up with Lucy Edmonds from Quill London to get some tips on how to improve our scrawl and find out about their Modern calligraphy workshops, which are proving VERY popular with brides-to-be…
Q. Hi Lucy! Tell us about yourself, how did you become involved with the Quill London workshops?
A. I run Quill London, an online boutique specialising in style-led stationery, which I set up just over two years ago. Last year we began to notice all the gorgeous calligraphy on blogs and wedding invitation sets from the USA, but found that there wasn’t anywhere that you could learn that modern, playful style here in the UK. So we decided to start running classes ourselves and haven’t looked back! We’re thrilled to have been the first the introduce classes here and we work with some very talented tutors including Lamplighter London and Imogen Owen.
Q. What can a bride expect at one of the workshops?
A. Whether you’re an avid stationery fan, a bride-to-be with invitations to write, or simply want to try something new, our beginners’ classes focus on the groundwork of modern calligraphy. We introduce your kit of materials, then you work on exercises to practice making shapes and strokes. Then you copy a lowercase and uppercase alphabet, and start to develop your own personal style with plenty of time to practice.
Q. Sounds like fun! Is it as hard as it looks?
Q. What’s your favourite DIY wedding idea using calligraphy?
A. If you have miniature food favours, a little calligraphy-written tag would be cute. Or calligraphy envelope liners.
The next available Beginner’s Workshop costs £44 and takes place on Sunday 1st March at 10.30am. Visit quilllondon.com for more info.