Embark on your own modern calligraphy journey with this starter kit containing all the tools you need to begin this relaxing and creative new hobby. If you’re tempted but your bad handwriting is putting you off, don’t let it... Calligraphy is a completely different skill - my normal handwriting is terrible!
Treat yourself or treat a loved one - my kits also make lovely gifts. Please let me know at checkout if you would like to include a short handwritten calligraphy message to its recipient!
Each Starter Kit contains:
1 x high quality straight wooden pen holder with cork grip
1 x Leonardt G nib
1 x 15ml jar of black sumi ink
A handy drawstring bag to keep your new supplies in
6 x A5 sheets of practice paper
A printed sheet introducing you to the nib and explaining how to prepare it for use
An introduction to the modern calligraphy alphabet
and a voucher to download two free printable worksheets from my website.
You also have the option to upgrade your kit to include my 'Introduction to Modern Calligraphy' worksheet set. This includes a 2-page worksheet of basic strokes, 5 lined practice sheets and a 26-page alphabet worksheet, all printed on wonderfully smooth bleedproof paper, perfect for calligraphy practice. Just select '+ Worksheets' from the dropdown menu.
The kits are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a cardboard postage box within a waterproof mailer. I care a lot about my environmental footprint, so packaging is kept to a minimum and my mailer bags are 100% recycled and recyclable.
I’m a self-taught calligrapher and have done lots of trial and error through the years so that you don’t have to! I’ve included my absolute favourite tools in these kits. The pen holder is the comfiest I’ve ever used, (allowing a much longer writing time before my fingers decide to give up!). The nib is strong yet flexible, allowing for beautiful fine upstrokes and thick downstrokes. The sumi ink is my go-to black ink - I’ve found that it performs well on all kinds of paper and card stock. All the paper is 120gsm HP ColorChoice, but I also recommend you try Rhodia - their No 18 notepads in plain are my favourite to use.
I would love to see how you are using your calligraphy kits! Tag me on Instagram - @samslittlestudio - and use the hashtag #samslittlestarterkits. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I brought this gift for my son as a starter kit, which he liked very much.
Received quickly. Beautifully packaged and everything I needed as a complete novice. Really clear instructions. I bought it for the online Zoom course that Sam gave and it was such a lovely course. Highly recommend this as a gift for someone or just yourself.
Looking forward to practicing modern calligraphy with this beautiful set
Thank you Sam and for the lovely zxoom lesson via Stitch
Bought for my own use but would make a lovely, tasteful gift.
I ordered this calligraphy starter kit for myself but it would make a great gift for someone interested in the subject. It came beautifully packaged and all the items are of a high quality from the calligraphy paper and pointed pen (in it's own little bag!) to the lovely Sumi ink. Would definitely recommend buying from Sam's Little Studio.