Sunday, June 12, 2016


Every year I forego the traditional New Years resolution in favor of something a little different. I make a goal to learn one new skill. In past years I have learned to knit, crochet, sew, save seeds in the garden and this year I decided to focus on calligraphy. I have been practicing with this worksheet set from The Postman's Knock. It's been a lot of fun and a lot more challenging than I anticipated!

 I love the modern style that has become so popular in resent years, but the classic italic lettering is gorgeous too. If you are looking to learn the basics of the italic alphabet, Simply Calligraphy by Judy Detrick is an excellent resource.

This basic guild walks the beginner calligrapher through lower and uppercase letters as well as number and flourishes. You can learn all about what supplies are necessary as well as numerous tips and tricks for advancing your skills.

I found it easy to follow with clear and concise instructions. It is very simple though. I didn't feel like it offered any new information that I hadn't already read in my online research. Certainly, it is always nice to have that information in book form at your finger tips. This would make a really fun present with some of the supplies mentioned in the book!

The book itself is softcover with beautiful gold lettering. The cover isn't as sturdy as I would have like to have seen and is prone to warping and bending. Other than that though, it's a lovely beginners guild.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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