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Modern Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Resources

If you are looking to learn the art of modern, pointed-pen calligraphy, you've come to the right place! We offer in-person beginner calligraphy workshops around the US {plus a class coming up in LONDON!} where we provide you with high-quality tools for the art as well as teach you how to actually make them work for YOU. Our workshop also covers basics in practice strokes and technique, [...]

January 31st, 2017|Calligraphy, Calligraphy Business 101, Learn Calligraphy|

Tips for Investing in Your Business

Photo by Abby Jiu Happy New Every everyone! One of the exciting aspects of starting a fresh year is taking the opportunity to look back at your previous year, assess what worked and what didn't, and also consider where you want to go in the coming year. Personally we think this is helpful to do a couple times throughout the year as well, but it's [...]

January 6th, 2017|Business Tips, Calligraphy Business 101, Learn Calligraphy|

{HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP} Finish Up Your Christmas Décor & Gift Shopping in Old Town Alexandria

December 14th, 2016|Holiday|

{Holiday Sale} Give the Gift of Calligraphy ~ Last Chance for 25% off the Starter Kit

Photo by Anne Kim If you're searching for a thoughtful, unique gift for someone special on your Christmas list...our calligraphy starter kit may be just what you're looking for! Our calligraphy kit includes not only the tools needed to get started with the art of pointed-pen, but also provides detailed instructions on how to actually use those tools. And right now you can get 25% [...]

November 28th, 2016|Calligraphy, Holiday, Party & Lifestyle|

{Calligraphy Workshops} 2017 Laura Hooper Calligraphy Beginner Workshop Registration is Open!

Thank you for your interest in our Laura Hooper Calligraphy beginner workshops! We are heading into the final stretch of our 2016 workshop schedule & are looking forward to all the new students we will meet in next year. For our 2017 Spring/Summer tour, we plan to visit DC {Alexandria}, New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston & Los Angeles, and you can sign up for [...]

November 7th, 2016|Calligraphy, Learn Calligraphy|

{Calligraphy Tip} Working with Macarons

Ah the macaron...one of our very favorite treats! We occasionally get to letter on these beauties and one of the most frequently asked questions is about the ink. Specifically about eating the ink. While personally I'd probably still eat a macaron with regular pen on it, we don't recommend feeding your client's wedding guests standard ink in bulk, and fortunately there is an alternative. Edible [...]

September 14th, 2016|Calligraphy Business 101, Learn Calligraphy|

{Calligraphy Tip} Dealing with Ink Bleeding or Feathering

It is common for calligraphers to experience ink that bleeds or feathers, particularly when writing on paper that you didn't purchase yourself {i.e. envelopes that are shipped/dropped off for client orders}. There are a few different factors that contribute to ink bleeding - here are just a few: Low quality paper Paper affected by moisture/humidity Thin ink Any or all of the above factors can [...]

September 12th, 2016|Calligraphy, Calligraphy Business 101, Learn Calligraphy|

{Lifestyle} Simple Champagne Punch Happy Hour

Our friends over at Karson Butler Events were kind enough to introduce us to a tasty lemonade champagne punch at their Capitol Hill studio, and when we couldn't remember what went in it, we had to frantically pull together an easy alternative. I think the first time we thought we were making the one Emily had made us, but later realized that we were missing the [...]

September 9th, 2016|Party & Lifestyle|

{POP UP SHOP} If you’re in the DMV area…come see us at the LHC Studio with Mintwood Home!

 

September 8th, 2016|Decor|

{Calligraphy Supplies} New Inks for Fall!

It might not officially be fall, but we are still so excited to introduce our newest shades of calligraphy inks! You can now shop our deep purple Aubergine and burnt brown Fig in the calligraphy supplies section of our LHC shop here. These inks join our recently released fan favorites - we love seeing your pics of them on Instagram - of Dove Grey, Peony [...]

September 6th, 2016|Calligraphy, Calligraphy Business 101, Learn Calligraphy|