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Are you looking to try your hand at the art of calligraphy? Or perhaps want to gift your favorite creative gal or guy with the tools they need to explore the art? Our introduction to calligraphy kit, curated especially for beginners by Laura Hooper based on over a decade of experience as a professional calligrapher as well as 3 years of teaching in-person workshops to over 2,500 students, includes the tools you need to start your journey with modern, pointed-pen calligraphy. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, it includes detailed INSTRUCTIONS on how to actually use those tools. This is what sets our kit apart from other "starter kits" on the market. There are many kits offered that include simply a pen, nib, ink & an alphabet exemplar, but zero instruction on how to actually use the tools.

The Laura Hooper Calligraphy starter kit walks you through the mechanics of the tools as well as preparation, and then covers the very basics from dipping into your ink, to practicing up and down strokes, pattern formations and then goes into the upper & lowercase alphabet.

Each kit includes {see bottom of listing for NEW intermediate add-on description}:

- 1 adjustable oblique pen holder
- assortment of 3 nibs
- 1 pot of black ink
- 1 pot of white ink
- instructional tips & techniques from Laura's personal experience including 3 alphabets
- 1 journal with gold foil letterpress cover (with quality calligraphy paper inside)
- 3 sheets of vellum tracing paper
- 3 sheets of gridline practice sheets (additional 24-sheet notepad available as an add-on)

*Instructional tips for lefties can be found in the "References" section at the back of the instructional portion of the kit. These are not created by Laura; they come from an online calligraphy resource to provide guidance for left-handed writing. Left-handed kits will include a straight penholder as they are considered beneficial for left-handers (unless otherwise requested in the notes for seller). Our kits are not geared specifically towards left or right handed calligraphy, regardless of which kit you order.
*Details on the ink & nibs will be included in the kit itself.
*No cancellations or refunds after 2 hours from time of placing the order. If your order has already been processed we regret it cannot be cancelled.
*Please confirm your shipping address BEFORE you hit submit on your order!
*For international orders, please note that we do not have control over any imported goods tariffs that are charged by your home country. The shipping you pay to Laura Hooper Calligraphy covers the cost for Laura Hooper Calligraphy to ship your item internationally. Any charges incurred upon arrival in your country do not come back to Laura Hooper Calligraphy, and we have no control over them. We are legally required to disclose the value of all kits in customs documentation. No exceptions. Thank you for your understanding. Additionally, international orders that are "missing" will not be re-shipped until a claim has been filed and Laura Hooper Calligraphy has received reimbursement for the original shipment.

*Grid line notepad, jars, and gold ink kits are available as add on options; not part of the standard kit option.

**Alphabet tracing pad is the grid pad with the practice strokes & full alphabet directly on the grid pad for tracing/guided learning of the strokes.

Looking to take your calligraphy one step further? Consider our Intermediate Guide Add-on. This is a sample guide only that includes:
- 2 Flourished alphabets
- a full set of flourishing examples (lower case letters, words & ornamental flourishing)
- a tracing pad with the full flourished alphabet, upper & lower case, for tracing on grid paper
- a few notes on Modern Calligraphy & Mixing Inks

**Please note this is a guide only with samples of intermediate work. It does not include practice paper, supplies, or special instructions on how to get started with calligraphy. It can only be purchased in conjunction with our starter kit which teaches you the basics on calligraphy. If you have already purchased a kit or attended a workshop, please contact alyssa [!at] lhcalligraphy.com.

Below is a breakdown of what is included in each of our variations of pricing:

--The kit w gridline notepad has a lined grid pad included with extra pages of gridlines for practicing plus the standard kit.

--The kit w gold add on is the standard kit, 1 mixing jar, one bottle of gold ink, and 2 intermediate nibs.

--The kit with gold + grid is the standard kit, 1 mixing jar, one bottle of gold ink, and 2 intermediate nibs, plus the gridline note pad.

--The kit with intermediate is the standard kit, plus an intermediate add on guide. it's consists of cardstock pages on flourishing, mixing ink and modern calligraphy.

--The kit with intermediate plus grid is the standard, with intermediate, plus the gridline notepad

--The kit with intermediate plus gold is the standard, plus the gold add on, with the intermediate guide

--The kit with intermediate plus grid & gold add on is the standard, with the intermediate, with the gold add on

Frequently asked questions about LHCalligraphy

We do not offer customization on greeting cards. For custom designs on napkins, stir sticks & coasters, please purchase the CUSTOM listing for that item. Hand written orders have a minimum order of $150 and inquiries should be directed to hello@lhcalligraphy.com.
We do offer our printed products at wholesale rates. Please contact hello@lhcalligraphy.com.
We do not offer gift wrapping, personalized notes or other gift packaging.

Calligraphy Starter Kit



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  • Materials: gold foil, ink, paper, calligraphy
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