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'Love' Memory Album

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

This personalised  memory album was a gift from a groom to his bride.... various 'love quotations' are written throughout, with several envelopes inside for keep-sakes. It could be used as a photograph album or as a special scrapbook of their wedding day.
Commissioning something like this, for any occasion, makes a really special gift.... and you can choose colours & words that suit the individual. This one was 15 x 15 inches and prices start from £45, depending on number of pages, quotations, envelopes & whether interleaving is desired.


Apache Wedding Blessing

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Two versions of 'The Bidding'- an Apache Blessing (click on the pictures to see the detail). This is a popular wedding reading, and what better way to preserve the memory than to have it written out & framed!
The paper used is hand-made... both for the calligraphy, the decoration at the bottom & to cover the mount. Combined with a wood frame, the overall effect is natural & harmonious... something I feel the words deserve (you can of course choose any colour scheme you like!). The added bonus is that it suits most interior styles, which is useful if someone is unsure where the recipients will be hanging their gift.


Handmade Wedding Invitation

"To have & to hold", the calligraphy on the front is layered over handmade paper & japanese tissue. A simple design, with subtle colours, but very effective. Something like this is £2-95 per invite, and can be co-ordinated with your colour scheme... you can choose your own wording or replace it with names & date or an image... you can add extras such as ribbon or extra inserts...and of course the theme can be continued through place cards, order of service, seating plan etc.


Calligraphy Rubber Stamp Designs

Card made with 'friends' rubber stamp

Card made with 'believe' rubber stamp

Card made with 'Journey' rubber stamp

The rubber stamps are available from Crafty Individuals, but you can buy cards from me... any colours you like, and if you wish, I can add a name or greeting in calligraphy inside!


Hope - Rubber Stamp

This design is available as a rubber stamp from or as a card from myself (my email address is in the side bar). Single hand-made cards are £2.95 each (or 4 for £10) including uk postage, delivery elsewhere is charged at cost.



Friday, 2 October 2009

 I'll edit with details very soon.... just testing something!



Details will be posted shortly.


My Story

The long version for those who want to know... i'll do a short one for everyone else soon!

My calligraphic journey began nearly 20 years ago (gasps, noooo it can't be that long) I started a night class taught by Sue over at The Creative Spirit when my daughter was a baby. I was hooked from the start, and soon started attending workshops all over England with Sue... wherever we thought we could get the best tuition. Whereas many enjoy calligraphy purely as a hobby, I knew that I eventually wanted to take it further.

I studied with many 'names' on the calligraphy circuit, but the following made the biggest impression:
Summer schools with Michael Clark, Ann Hechle, Jilly Hazeldine, Ewan Clayton &  Katrina Pieper.
SSI Northern Advanced Training scheme with Richard Middleton & Sue Hufton.
And Peter Thornton for workshops & summer schools.... who I thank so much. He taught me more than he will ever know.

My biggest learning curve was when I started teaching calligraphy... having to analyse & explain how & what I was doing. Oh, those first classes must have been so bad.... but people kept coming back; a fair few of my earliest students were still coming until I stopped the classes 5 or 6 years later. I had a spell of teaching teenagers, and I still teach occasional workshops for calligraphy groups.

As far as qualifications go, I passed the City & Guilds Adult Education Teaching Certificate, gained the Intermediate Certificate in Calligraphy from CLAS (Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society) and became a CLAS Accredited Tutor.

more to follow soon!!!



My email address:-
I am based in North Yorkshire, UK.
Please get in touch if you would like to purchase any of my work. I can issue a paypal invoice for payment or use the 'donate' button near the top left once an order is confirmed.

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