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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

World Calligraphy Day Wednesday 16th August 2017

Manuscript Pen company are delighted to announce the first ever World Calligraphy on 16th August 2017 with events and workshops taking place around the world and predominantly at the Pen Museum, Birmingham.

Since 1856 Manuscript Pen Company Ltd has been connected with the pen trade and in the forefront of pen nib manufacturing and design in the UK. World Calligraphy day is an event celebrating the history, penmanship and progressive product development and all things calligraphy related.





“We are thrilled to be making this announcement as the founders of this very momentous day. Calligraphy and hand lettering are at the heart of what we do here at Manuscript.  
In recent years, the art of beautiful writing has  taken to new heights with the trends of Modern Calligraphy, Faux Calligraphy and Hand Lettering.
 These new trends have really taken off, encouraging everybody to try their  hand at a whole variety of wonderful creative ventures.” Charles Stockbridge, Managing Director of Manuscript Pen Company Ltd.

Join Manuscript Pen Company to celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. 
Hosting the event, the Pen Museum welcomes Manuscript and a whole host of world renowned creative artists to celebrate calligraphy and hand lettering trends.

Tour the Pen Museum and learn about the many pen companies of Birmingham and the history of the trade starting from quills and dip pens to the modern day fountain pen. Step back in time and try your hand at creating your very own steel pen nib using traditional machinery.

Take part and learn from the experts in designated workshops and demonstrations on the multitude of different writing styles taking the world by storm! 
Try our different types of writing instruments and find the pen for you.




Whether you are an expert, a beginner who’s just getting started or simply an admirer of beautiful writing, come and join Manuscript and your favourite artists including Modern Calligrapher Joyce Lee of Artsynibs, Graphic Designer and Calligrapher Alice Mazilli of Ampersand Alice, Artist, Designer and Letterer Rob Draper, Traditional Calligrapher Stephen Duckett, Contemporary Italian Calligrapher Sandro Bonomo, Handwriting Specialist Sandra Grayson and many more at this event from 11am – 4pm.

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I was sent some gorgeous pens to try my hand at Calligraphy and it's become really addictive and I constantly find myself scribbling the boys names down and doodling with the calligraphy duo pen set.


 To celebrate the very first Calligraphy day I am giving away two beautiful pen sets to set you off on your own calligraphy journey....
The Calligraphy Duo-tip pens and The Modern Calligraphy set.

                                      

To be in with a chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter below.




T&Cs

One winner will be picked at random,
The pens sets will be sent on from the PR.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner is picked.
UK only.
Ends - 22.08.17

Good Luck.


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Seven Days Of Stationery

This past week has been National Stationery Week and to celebrate it's awesomeness I'm going to share my 7 photos with you.

Each day had it's own theme and lots of people got involved by sharing different pictures for it.

Monday was Pen & Pencil Day.
For this photo I used some of Noah's stationery hoard, as the twins and Ru have destroyed my pencils.


Tuesday was Get Crafty.
Unfortunately I couldn't really get crafty on Tuesday as I was busy all day, but this is a picture of the boys from the last weekend, getting their craft on!


Wednesday was National Stationery Day!

So for this photo, I'm sharing all the amazing stationery I was sent to test out.
It's been a long time since I treated myself to new pens and notebooks, so it felt a little bit like Christmas Day.
I spent ages trying out all the different pens and markers.
I adore the two notebooks, and I have started one as a bullet journal and I'm really enjoying doing it daily.


Thursday was Thank You Thursday!
Gold pens are just the bees knees when it comes to writing Thank You notes and this edding Gold Marker is the number one when it comes to Gold marker pens!


Friday was Fountain Pen Friday!
I haven't used a fountain pen since I was secondary school, the moment I popped the ink cartridge in, my love for them flashed right back.
There really isn't anything nicer than writing a list with a fountain pen.
This pen has become a firm favourite for using in my bullet journal.


Saturday was Signature Saturday!
Obviously this isn't my real signature but if I was famous this would be my autograph.
Nice and simple.
This thin edding calligraphy pen is amazing and I really really want to learn how to use it properly.


Last but not least,
Sunday was Write A Letter Day.
Nothing quite beats receiving a letter in the mail.
Since email and text messages have come along its not something I do often, but every now and then I like to shut myself in my room and write a letter to a friend.
Writing a letter in a way is rather therapeutic and you can get quite a lot out using a pen and a piece of paper.


This years National Stationery Week Sponsors were:

www.sheaffer.com.

Premium writing instruments manufacturer Sheaffer have been making trustworthy and fashionable pens for generations. They’ve been involved with National Stationery Week since its inception and understand why ‘Writing Matters.’

Nuco is the leading creator in functional and eye-catching notebooks. 
Their extensive range combines function with fashion, making writing both cool and stylish.  

 To find out more about National Stationery Week, why not check out the website here.


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