4 April 2016

Modern calligraphy is a skill I've wanted to learn for quite a while now. There's just something I love about neat and pretty handwriting! Last week I had the chance to attend a modern calligraphy workshop at Drink, Shop & Do hosted by À L'aise, a beautiful stationery and leather goods brand.

Drink, Shop & Do

If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend visiting Drink, Shop & Do. Every day they have something different and fun to do from crafting to dance classes and temporary tattoos! It's like a playground for adults! They serve delicious cakes during the day and it turns into a lively bar on the weekends. I can't believe I've only just discovered it! See this months schedule here.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop by À L'aise

At the workshop you are given a calligraphy pen/nib, a pack of calligraphy paper and a cute pot of ink. We started off by learning how to use the nib and practised swirls and circles to get used to the technique. We were also given a piece of paper with the alphabet written in calligraphy, lowercase to uppercase which we used to try and copy and practise. Once I got the hang of it I found it so relaxing and therapeutic! The lovely teacher, Suzie, was so helpful and made sure to give everyone enough attention and guidance.

The workshop lasts for 2 and a half hours which whizzed by for me as I was enjoying it and trying to perfect my handwriting! Modern calligraphy enhances your natural handwriting style so everyone's handwriting was unique and individual. My natural handwriting is usually all over the place and messy so I was surprised that my calligraphy turned out ok! During the class we were also given endless amounts of tea and big slices of cakes - make sure to try the red velvet! By the end of the class I was at a level where I was able to write words and with a little more practise at home I could perfect it even more. There was also a bunch of À L'aise goodies you could purchase at the end so I made sure to pick up more calligraphy paper to practise at home!

This class is perfect for anyone who has an event or wedding coming up to write their own invites or if you're like me and just wanted to learn something different! Suzie also has a calligraphy service (her handwriting is beautiful - I was so jealous!) if you're looking for someone to write your invites.

Let me know if you guys have any other questions!

Book a place at the next workshop here

S x

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