Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass

Glass ink pot and white feather quill

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Create your own writing tool and create something beautiful with it

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Writing with a quill on vellum (calfskin) is a craft that has been practised by scribes for centuries. To mark London Craft Week, spend the day learning how to write Gothic Black Letter from mediaeval times, then cut a quill from a feather from a swan’s wing, and finally write a name with the quill on a piece of vellum you have prepared yourself.

This one-day course is taught by world-renowned professional calligraphy and illuminator, Patricia Lovett MBE, and is open to beginners and those with experience of calligraphy.

Please email adultlearning@bl.uk to discuss your access requirements.

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Name: Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546