Embark on your own modern calligraphy journey with this starter kit containing all the tools you need to get started in 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!
Each basic Starter Kit contains:
1 x high quality straight wooden pen holder with cork grip.
1 x Zebra G nib.
1 x 15ml jar of 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.
And a voucher to download two free printable worksheets from my website.
Choose from the options in the dropdown menu to upgrade the basic kit. Two options are available:
Select ‘+ Worksheets’ to add 2 x 2 page worksheets introducing you to basic strokes and the alphabet, as well as a reusable card guideline template, an alphabet exemplar and 5 x printed practice papers.
Select ‘Bumper Kit’ to include the basic kit, worksheets and guidelines, PLUS a 26 page alphabet worksheet set (one letter per page) and 20 x additional practice sheets.
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. I also include a little practice paper with the kit so that you can use it straight from the box. The kind I’m including is HP ColorChoice (which I also print my worksheets on). I also recommend you try Rhodia paper - their No 18 pads in plain are my favourite to use.
The kits come wrapped in tissue paper and also make lovely gifts. Please let me know at checkout if you would like me to include a short handwritten calligraphy message to its recipient in the box.
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.