If you are lucky enough to be in London in January try to book in to this course offered by the British Library.
Learn the art of quill making and calligraphy
Course date: Saturday 26 January
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
This one-day course is a chance for beginners and those with some
experience to learn how to write Uncials as in the St Cuthbert Gospel
displayed in our Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition. All tools and
materials will be provided and ink and broad-edged nibs will be used to
create the letter-forms. The course covers the basic principles of
calligraphy, and exemplars and worksheets are provided for you to work
on during the day and then take home as an aide-memoire or for further
study. In the afternoon, learn how to cut your own quill and write with
it, how to prepare vellum (calfskin) for writing, and use your quill to
write a name on vellum in Uncials.