Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass

Beautiful Latin manuscript text

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  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
  • Email: boxoffice@bl.uk
  • Full Price: £110.00 Other concessions available

Cut your own quill and learn to write Gothic Black Letter.

Read the course outline (PDF).

This one-day course is a chance for beginners and those with some experience to learn how to write Gothic Black Letter (Textura) as in the medieval book, The Bedford Hours. All tools and materials will be provided and ink and broad-edged nibs will be used to create the letter-forms.

The course will cover the basic principles of calligraphy, and exemplars and worksheets will be provided for you to work on during the day and then take home as an aide-memoire or for further study. In the afternoon, you will be shown how to cut your own quill and write with it, how to prepare vellum (calfskin) for writing, and then you will use your quill to write a name on vellum in Gothic Black Letter.


Name: Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £110.00
Student: £100.00
Registered Unemployed: £100.00
Disabled: £100.00
Senior (60+): £105.00
Young Person (18-25): £100.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546