The 5 Basic Things You Need To Get Started With Calligraphy

You don't need much to get started with calligraphy! Just a few basic items from this tool list |
5 basic tools you need to get started learning calligraphy //


Have you been wanting to try out calligraphy but can’t seem to figure out how? Are you unsure about getting started because you don't want to spend a ton of money?

Well, honestly its not super hard, or expensive. All you need are a few essential items (most of which you probably have at home!) to start dabbling. 


So, what are these “basic essentials”?

  1. Ink

  2. Nib

  3. Pen Holder

  4. Paper

  5. Ruler


Yup. That’s it! Well, I guess you need a pencil to draw your guidelines, and a paper towel to dry off your nib, but you definitely have those at home already, right? If you want to get going on a specific calligraphy style, you’ll need an exemplar or a series of lessons, (like here from the IAMPETH website if you want a pointed pen script). 

I’ve gathered my recommendations for the 5 items above on another page complete with links to purchase from various sources. Click the button below for more!


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