Our calligraphy starter kit, curated especially for beginners by Laura Hooper, includes both the high quality tools you need to start learning modern pointed-pen calligraphy but also {and perhaps more importantly!} specific instructions on how to actually use them! Our starter kit walks you through the basics of prepping your tools and practice stroke patterns and offers a full introductory alphabet exemplar.

Starter kit includes:
Gold foil covered instructional book with tips & techniques from Laura's experience as a professional calligraphy for over 14 years
– includes 3 sheets of vellum tracing paper & 3 sheets of gridline practice sheets
3 alphabet exemplars
1 Adjustable oblique pen holder w/removable flange
Assortment of 3 nibs
1 Pot of black ink
1 Pot of white ink
1 Journal with gold foil letterpress cover & quality calligraphy paper inside

Looking to take your calligraphy one step further? Consider our Intermediate Sample Add-on. This is a sample guide only that includes:

– Details on letter consistency
– Information on letter connections
– Two flourished alphabets
– Tracing pad with one of the flourished alphabets – each letter upper & lower case on its own page
– A full set of flourishing examples (lower case letters, words & ornamental flourishing)
– A few notes on Modern Calligraphy & Mixing Inks

For additional guidance, we offer a Letter Connections Tracing Pad as an add-on option when purchasing the full Intermediate Guide. This is a second tracing pad in addition to the flourished alphabet pad and includes a series of connections/words that correlate with the study included in the Intermediate Guide.

**Please note this is a guide only with samples of intermediate work. It does not include supplies or special instructions on how to get started with calligraphy.**

**To close the lids on the jars included, you turn the lid until you feel it click tightly — then you stop. If you continue to turn, applying more pressure, it can loosen. If this happens, just turn it further until you feel it click tight again. When traveling with ink, we always recommend double zip-loc bagging your ink.**