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Introductions / Re: Hello from Germany/Malaysia
« on: October 23, 2019, 03:17:38 AM »
Welcome, Rachel! We’ve met on IG, you make beautiful work! If you come near Berlin, we could actually meet one day (I live close by – send me a DM if you’re interested ;).

Have fun here, @Erica McPhee has created a perfect calligraphy hangout place here!!

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Eberhard Faber metal powders?
« on: October 21, 2019, 05:51:27 AM »
@Karl H. Sounds fun! I can browse the instructions, and give you a quick info about the content, if you post a picture – I’m German ;).

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Show & Tell / Re: Terry Pratchett
« on: October 21, 2019, 05:48:43 AM »
I love that quote :)! And very neatly written. Thanks for sharing!

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Cleaning your nib...cloth Vs paper towel.
« on: September 26, 2019, 03:01:14 PM »
I use cotton or linen cloth – old shirts from my husband work greatly ;).
I see.
I think I now know why some of my old t-shirts have been disappearing.

Naah … T-shirts don’t work, they’re too linty ;D

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Cleaning your nib...cloth Vs paper towel.
« on: September 25, 2019, 05:16:40 PM »
I use cotton or linen cloth – old shirts from my husband work greatly ;).

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Walnut ink crystals -lightfast?
« on: September 18, 2019, 07:18:05 AM »
The walnut ink I buy is lightfast, according to its producer, and I haven't had complaints so far :).

https://www.kalligraphie.com/store/product_info.php/language/en/info/p1384_Nussbaumtinte-50ml.html/?x4d239=ai50krfive41b47tj3aq6rstm1

I’m also not sure about Da Vinci, that would be interesting to know! I always assumed what he used to write was iron gall ink (which after some centuries turns brown and looks a bit like walnut ink …).

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@Ken Fraser I also have one paperback copy for use, and another from the 60s, a beautiful hardcover that I only use when I need to see more details (it's a bit bigger reproduction than the A4 one ;)).

I also love the Dutch writing masters, and the earlier English ones … Shelley for example has sublime exemplars … for all who don't know it already, @sybillevz has a wonderful website with tons of information and links to most important copybooks from the 16th to the 20th century … https://pennavolans.com/

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Written in the Roundhand style of 18th century English Masters

… they were the best, right ;)? Very beautiful, @Ken Fraser !

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That sounds interesting about your article! Glad I could help a bit :), @AAAndrew !

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Thanks a lot for your additions, @Mary_M , @RD5 and @K-2 ! I was away from the forum a bit, that's why I didn't thank you earlier :).

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@AAAndrew In my copy of L'art d'ecrire, Paillasson simply refers to the quill being cut »plus ou moins oblique« = »more or less slanting« (in the description of the Plate 4). I'm not sure if the word »oblique« is a Gallicism in English?

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: French Roundhand Exemplars?
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:50:25 AM »
@sybillevz It also confused me that Soennecken claimed to have »invented« Rundschrift (round script), when it's clearly an adaption of the French Ronde … quite cheeky! But then I guess in pre-internet times it was much easier to claim something like that  ;D

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Raised Gilding on Vellum
« on: April 11, 2019, 04:51:44 PM »
Wow – I really love your work. It looks amazing in its puristic beauty! Thanks for posting your project!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Female scribes through history
« on: February 25, 2019, 08:24:16 AM »
Thanks everyone for your responses! @sybillevz so great to read about these ladies. I'd heard from Esther Inglis before, I looked it up – there is one example of her work in P. Lovett's book »The art and history of calligraphy«. It shows a small illumination (a flower) and a paragraph in Italian Hand. I can't post it because of copyright – if I have time later, I can search if I find something online!

I think that book by Marie Pavie quite impressive :)!! – Have you seen that fun little drawing in the document page PP_202_018? It looks like it was drawn with very light ink …

Thanks again :)!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Female scribes through history
« on: February 23, 2019, 05:04:05 PM »
Ooooh that sounds fascinating, @sybillevz – especially about that contemporary of Bickham :)! As you know that is one of my very favourite topics ;D

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