Quills and Calligraphy Masterclass

Dear Members and Followers,

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.