Calligraphy & Lettering: A Maker's Guide -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Tonight I am sharing a book that is coming out in a couple of weeks (June 25, 2019). It is part of the Victoria & Albert Museum's A Maker's Guide Series. Tonight we are sharing Calligraphy & Lettering: A Maker's Guide

Now I learned calligraphy when I was in elementary school. I have the worst handwriting yet when I take time I am pretty good with my calligraphy. After working at Paper Source I have been fascinated with the various styles of fancy handwriting. This book is right up my alley. It has fifteen different fonts to try and experiment with as well as projects to actually try and make various things from menus and name tags to a wall hanging. It is really interesting. There are also pages of sample and practice alphabets. Before all of the alphabet fonts is information about the techniques of writing as well as preparing your project. I tried out several of the fonts including the Versal Letters and Gothic Script. 

There are even sections on Japanese calligraphy and pen flourishes as well as others like blackboards lettering and sign lettering. I tried some of the Japanese as well as played with the pen flourishes.

Then since I was practicing pen flourishes I went to my word for 2019--Flourish!! After trying a few different styles of flourishes I came up with this. 

Hazel saw it and asked me to do her word for 2019--Believe.

Then I started mixing colors for the different fonts. I had recently found a set of calligraphy pens on clearance that included two black ones and a gold and a silver one. 

I love how this book shares a bit of the history of the fonts and photos of art and/or manuscripts that use the font and then gives you steps to write them yourself and practice alphabets to play with. Then finally a project using that font. I did not try any of the actual projects but love the idea of it. This is a really interesting book to learn about writing and calligraphy from a historical to modern view.

Now it is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party.  Just a reminder that we do not feature any of the food/recipe posts and ask you not to share them here. There were some great ideas shared. Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place to share all your diverse and cultural posts there. 
 I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!


1) From There's Just One Mommy: Soda Straw Weaving

2) From Purple Hues & Me: Mackenzie Childs Inspired Dollar Tree Vase

3) From Rain on a Tin Roof: DIY Birthday Hat for Less than $5 in 15 Minutes

4) From White House Crafts: Ice Cream Garland

5) From Flamingo Toes: Patriotic Pom Pom Wreath

6) From Fresh Vintage by Lisa S.: Recycled Spice Tin

7) From Kippi at Home: Llama Pillow Pattern

8) From Busy Being Jennifer: Red, White and Blue Quilted Pillow

9) From LiliaCraftParty: Cool Breeze Scarf Knitting Pattern

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

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