In partnership with Kaweco and The Deckle Edge, Leesette Turner hosted a beautiful calligraphy workshop in-store with us. Leesette is a well celebrated artist and calligraphy coach. Their philosophy is to have fun using letters as a form of abstract self-expression; where we pursue expression and not necessarily the perfection.
This workshop left attendees equipped with new penmanship skills using a fountain pen. The Kaweco Perkeo Calligraphy pen was the pen of choice for this event and proved to be a great tool for modern calligraphers.
5 Tips for when you are starting calligraphy
- Practice as much as you can.
- Date your work to document your progress
- Get the right tools for the style you want.
- Be mindful of your posture.
- Have fun
Much like kids learning to write, you will have to practice to develop the finer motor functions to make and shape your calligraphy letters. The more you practice and exercise, the easier it will become to create your beautiful new writing.
Date your work so you can track your progress and keep motivated. Dating your work will allow you to see how you improve your new skills and will keep you motivated to refine your craft.
Make sure you have the correct pens, nibs, papers and brushes for the style of calligraphy you are learning. There is nothing more demotivating than trying to improve but being limited by the tools you are using.
Our posture affects how we control our hands a lot more than what you may think. Always have good posture when writing to avoid having stiff movements that will show up in your handwriting.
Work on fun projects to keep you motivated. Practicing and working on on something that you enjoy will keep you motivated and stimulated to stick with your new hobby.
Getting started with Kaweco
The Kaweco Perkeo Calligraphy Set consists of a complete pen, with a 1.1 mm broad nib, as well as two front parts to change in the nib sizes 1.5 mm and 1.9 mm. Due to the ergonomic handle of our Perkeo series, the pen is particularly grippy in the hand and can thus be guided accurately while writing. This set is perfect for anyone wanting to start their calligraphy journey.
The Perkeo series offers modern design in contemporary colors to get you started in the world of writing and calligraphy. The gorgeous octagonal design makes them ergonomic to hold and beautiful to look at. Together with this light weight handle, the Perkeo is designed to let you write with little hang fatigue/.
They are great value, affordable and quality engineered making Perkeo pens ideal for school and beginners in the field of high-quality writing.