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Introductions / Re: Hello from Colorado
« Last post by KacyBG on Today at 06:16:01 PM »
Erica, thank you! I'm enjoying the loop and checking archived threads to see if others are using potatoes to clean their nibs. As far as nibs go, I keep telling myself, "enough", but they're so fascinating. I've been thinking of my Nikko Gs this morning, wondering if they'd be a better choice for addressing envelopes.

We are approaching prom season in floral, and wedding season, so my focus will be to keep up with calligraphy practice at least a few minutes each morning, and an hour or more on my days off.

Why did I wait until four months ago to check out calligraphy? I've missed so much!!!
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Colorado
« Last post by Erica McPhee on Today at 11:02:43 AM »
Hi Kacy,
Working with flowers all day sounds just as delightful as calligraphy all day!  ;D While I love to experiment and try out different nibs, I always come back to the trusty NikkoG. I find it so reliable. But there is nothing like a good vintage when you find one!  ;D Welcome to Flourish!
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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Help finding nibs
« Last post by Diane Bennett on Today at 04:59:10 AM »
@KacyBG

Yes, apparently so, all buried in Birmingham (UK).  I am still looking hoping to find a box, or I may get lucky again and find some in a mixed bag.

I'm also looking for the William Mitchell #0514, which Andrew suggested, there are a few mixed bags on EBay at the moment which I may buy, just to try our different nibs.

Diane
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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Help finding nibs
« Last post by KacyBG on March 22, 2019, 03:18:41 PM »
Diane, they threw their inventory of nibs into a landfill?! Those gorgeous nibs! That kills me. If I were in the area, I'd be tempted to find some hazmat gear and dig for a few. But they're probably ruined.  :'(
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Exchanges - General Info & Questions (Start here.) / Re: Current exchanges?
« Last post by Bianca M on March 22, 2019, 12:59:33 PM »
When the exchanges are open, you'll see the announcement not only as a new post, but also under the search bar above and to the right.  Since Erica has already planned the year out, perhaps you could organize your own exchange that's specific to ruling and folded pens?  I'm sure there are some people on the forum who'd love that!
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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Help finding nibs
« Last post by Diane Bennett on March 22, 2019, 11:42:00 AM »
@AAAndrew

Yes, you are so right, I find myself looking and buying things I don't necessarily need, but can't resist as they look so nice, although I have said I won't collect thing I can't use sadly this went by the by months ago.

What a gem of a bag you got, I suppose it a one time only find.

I have looked for the nib you suggested noting available yet, but I'm sure some will turn up.  I'm not holding out much hope for the Queen nib, I checked the history Hinks Wells and Co, and that nib is older than me.

Apparently, when the company closed they threw millions of nibs in to landfill, I may have to get my shovel out lol.

I also looked at you website, very interesting, some fascinating facts on there.

Diane
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Exchanges - General Info & Questions (Start here.) / Re: Current exchanges?
« Last post by Diane Bennett on March 22, 2019, 11:29:30 AM »
https://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6606.0;attach=13144

The link above gives all the current exchanges.  Hope this helps
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Exchanges - General Info & Questions (Start here.) / Current exchanges?
« Last post by ElleK on March 22, 2019, 09:44:55 AM »
Are there any exchanges going on currently (open)? Are there monthly ones posted here?

I would love to suggest a Ruling Writer/"Cola Pen"/Folded nib one.

thank you!  :)
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Colorado
« Last post by KacyBG on March 22, 2019, 12:40:03 AM »
Relieved that the businesses in your area played it safe. So many didn't. A friend's husband was stuck on the freeway for more than 12 hours because his boss insisted he drive in. :/ I was dabbing at calligraphy and watching the wind whip the snow around. What a day!
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Colorado
« Last post by KristinT on March 22, 2019, 12:09:43 AM »
Kacy, my neighborhood was spared and thankfully a lot of businesses, etc. made the wise decision to close for the day, so happily all of my folks are well.  :)  It's tough thinking of all the people in bad situations though.
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