Happy new year 2018! January 16, 2018 10:45

Hello to all our customers, existing and those yet to buy - I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year break, filled with Calligraphy loveliness.

I spent a day with the North West Calligrapher's Association at the beginning of December at their AGM near Macclesfield and it was a very interesting day. I was invited to take a selection of our products with me to sell on the day (the Finetec palettes went down well, as always) and I also got the chance to meet and chat with some of my long-term customers that I knew in name and voice only up to that point. The buffet lunch was also delicious  - thank you all at NWCA for making me so welcome!

An exciting and unexpected bit of the trip for me was to catch a glance at the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank for the first time up (fairly) close on my way to the meeting...

The work the group produces is stunningly beautiful and very original and I would urge anyone interested in calligraphy to have a look - not only on their website (http://www.northwestcalligraphers.org.uk/) but on many of the local groups around the country - there's bound to be one near you. There's nothing better when learning something new than to have others around you to give help and encouragement.

Don't forget, if you have any questions on anything to do with calligraphy, we at PenmanDirect are here to try and help send you in the right direction.

Kim.