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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: "Teach Cursive" T-shirt
« on: September 22, 2015, 03:30:12 PM »
Teach what? I can't read that. 


It is really cute!

 ;D ;D ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: "Teach Cursive" T-shirt
« on: September 22, 2015, 03:21:07 PM »
Four more orders to go until it goes to print!

If anyone orders these shirts - check the sizing chart. American Apparel shirts run small.

Women's shirt sizing

Men's shirt sizing

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: This just popped up on my twitter time line
« on: September 12, 2015, 09:07:13 PM »
Here is the recent article:

The "calligraphy-gate" story that broke in 2013:

I remember it well because I took a 2-day workshop with Pat Blair in March 2013 and that was a topic of conversation in class!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Gillott Nib ID
« on: September 08, 2015, 03:29:21 PM »
What exactly is written above the word Birmingham? I can't quite read it.

"Joseph Gillott & sons"

Show & Tell / Re: name that book Aug 31
« on: August 31, 2015, 04:03:39 PM »
I'd recognize that first sentence anywhere. Beautiful script!

I stopped by the Schultz museum on my honeymoon many years ago, it was awesome!! Loved the giftshop especially.

Great story Schin - do you have an Esterbrook 914?

Tools & Supplies / Re: Pearl-ex Pigment Powders for Ink
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:17:55 PM »
If you don't/can't find any in your stash, I'd be happy to send you a few PearEx-friendly ones to try. Just let me know. :)

Tools & Supplies / Re: Pearl-ex Pigment Powders for Ink
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:02:36 PM »

The Hiro 41 is notorious for ink-blobbing  :-\ Any other nibs you can try?

I was lucky to get some Rose Gold from Joi to test with, and I had the best luck with a Leonardt G. I might have added a little bit more water than suggested (but I live in a desert climate where ink dries out in miliseconds!) but it turned out beautifully. I used a Brause Rose here - it's a little tricky to get it to start, but once it does - mmm lovely flow.

I've signed up :)

I'm planning to take her Beginner Spencerian next year, too.  I've been delaying and delaying Spence ... it's time. I need to stop being scared!

Yay Moya!! :D

I took Harvest's intro to Spencerian class last year and learned so much. She's a wonderful teacher. She had an advanced class after that but I did not sign up because I felt I wasn't ready. Hopefully she will have her advanced class again next year.

« on: August 11, 2015, 12:15:44 PM »
Looks like carries it :) Harvey, you'll have to tell us which one it is.

Show & Tell / Re: Forum baby!
« on: August 08, 2015, 10:24:36 PM »
Congratulations Kate, and I adore her name and the announcement too! And you *just* took up knitting?! You're crazy good!! I've been a knitter for 10+ years.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Romance in the Golden Age
« on: August 07, 2015, 05:03:01 PM »
Great finds, Andrew!

This reminded me of a recent NPR story on the art of flirtation in the Victorian Age - how can anyone resist that penmanship? :)

Story here:

Tools & Supplies / Re: My (mostly) vintage nibs
« on: August 04, 2015, 01:53:39 PM »
what a great and comprehensive post! thank you for sharing. And what a wonderful legacy your great aunt has left behind.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Oblique pen for Brause EF66 nib
« on: August 04, 2015, 12:00:20 PM »
Also I don't recommend the Blackwell, the design can lead to deforming the nib and cause the tines to splay apart.

This will happen if you have the screw on very very tight and/or have a heavy hand. As I said previously, I've had my Blackwell for nearly 4 years and it works perfectly fine without any issue whatsoever. I only tighten the screw as much as it is needed and I have a light hand.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Calligraphy confessions
« on: July 25, 2015, 05:52:08 PM »
Actually Jean sent me a picture of one of her envelopes with Uncial - it was colourful and fluid... maybe contemporary Uncial is okay  :) but not the hobbit kind  >:(

 ;D ;D ;D

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