calligraphy question

calligraphy question

Post by Sarah Turne » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00



I'm new to calligraphy and have a very elementary question.  I bought a
kit which included instructions and supplies.  However, there is one nib
that I don't know how to use and the instructions don't mention it.
From looking around on the web, I believe it is called a coit nib.  It's
quite wide and has 2 vertical indentations.  So, my question is how to
fill it with ink.  My experiments have failed miserably, so I hope
someone can help a poor, clueless soul!  Thanks!
 
 
 

calligraphy question

Post by Cathy Morga » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Sarah, This is the only calligraphy website link I happen to
have at hand right now, but it will lead you to others.  And
perhaps someone at this Atlanta calligraphy group's site
will help you.  I used to do calligraphy but didn't get far
enough to use the coit pens.
http://www.mindspring.com/~amoss/fota/


Quote:
>I'm new to calligraphy and have a very elementary question.
I bought a
>kit which included instructions and supplies.  However,
there is one nib
>that I don't know how to use and the instructions don't
mention it.
>From looking around on the web, I believe it is called a
coit nib.  It's
>quite wide and has 2 vertical indentations.  So, my
question is how to
>fill it with ink.  My experiments have failed miserably, so
I hope
>someone can help a poor, clueless soul!  Thanks!


 
 
 

calligraphy question

Post by C.M.F » Thu, 27 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Re-ask your question on rec.crafts.misc

They are a better group to help you.

Carla

Quote:

> I'm new to calligraphy and have a very elementary question.  I bought a
> kit which included instructions and supplies.  However, there is one nib
> that I don't know how to use and the instructions don't mention it.
> From looking around on the web, I believe it is called a coit nib.  It's
> quite wide and has 2 vertical indentations.  So, my question is how to
> fill it with ink.  My experiments have failed miserably, so I hope
> someone can help a poor, clueless soul!  Thanks!

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calligraphy question

Post by Gayle Gilford Felle » Tue, 02 May 2000 04:00:00


Sarah, I don't know anything about that nib either and I've never done any
calligraphy before last month when I attended that big decorative painting
show in Las Vegus. Ken Brown has a new program using flat paint brushes
instead of nibs and watering down Folk Art paint to make the  "ink". If you
get tired of those nibs, you might want to look into it.  Since it is
acrylic paint, you can paint the lettering right onto any craft project.
The book is called "Brush Lettering with Ken Brown" and Priscilla Hauser has
instructions in the book for painting her roses and several projects to do
using the lettering and roses to get you started. Just thought I'd mention
it 'cause I'm really enjoying it. If you can't find the book in a craft
store, call 1-800-842-4197 and they'll send it to you. Gayle

Quote:
> I'm new to calligraphy and have a very elementary question.  I bought a
> kit which included instructions and supplies.  However, there is one nib
> that I don't know how to use and the instructions don't mention it.
> From looking around on the web, I believe it is called a coit nib.  It's
> quite wide and has 2 vertical indentations.  So, my question is how to
> fill it with ink.  My experiments have failed miserably, so I hope
> someone can help a poor, clueless soul!  Thanks!

 
 
 

calligraphy question

Post by southrnpe » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00


Hello, Sarah...and welcome to the wonderful and beautiful world of
calligraphy.  I have been doing it for about 10 years, off and on between
raising my 3 boys.  The coit pen, which varies in sizes from 1/16" up to 1"
are dip pens, meaning you actually dip them in a jar of ink, then "blot"
then on a s***sheet of paper to remove the excess, then make your strokes.
They are used mostly for projects requiring large lettering such as posters
or signs.  These pens are also known as "steel brushes".  You can also load
the nib another way, buy using a dropper (yes like the ones that come with
children's medicines) and drop the ink into the side of the nib.  This is
less messy but obviously takes more time to do.  Either way, you still need
to blot on a blotting paper (usually a small stack of cheap paper).  These
pens can be used many other ways...to create textures, weaves or patterns
across wet ink.  You can use other mediums besides ink such as watercolors,
dyes, tempera, acrylics or gouache.  They are washable with just water.  If
you didn't get a nib holder  in your set, you will need one.  I hope this
will help.

 I have a large collection of calligraphy website addresses and will be glad
to share them with you. They all are creatively inspiring and help you learn
what others are doing and what (and how) they charge for their services.
Here are a few of them.

First of all , there is a "calligraphy ring"....
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
As of today, they have 108 sites on it.

Another is- Thomas Simmons Calligraphy
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
I have actually met him and have one of his original pieces.  I love his
work.

This is a great resource site.  It has many, many links.
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

another, is Sherrie Lovler Calligraphy
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

This is plenty to start with.  Check out all you can.  They all inspire me
to stay with the art especially when I've had to be away from it for awhile
(after I broke my arm, for instance).  Let me know if you want me to post
any more and I hope you (and others)  will post what you find.
Enjoy!.........SouthrnPen

Quote:

>I'm new to calligraphy and have a very elementary question.  I bought a
>kit which included instructions and supplies.  However, there is one nib
>that I don't know how to use and the instructions don't mention it.
>From looking around on the web, I believe it is called a coit nib.  It's
>quite wide and has 2 vertical indentations.  So, my question is how to
>fill it with ink.  My experiments have failed miserably, so I hope
>someone can help a poor, clueless soul!  Thanks!

 
 
 

calligraphy question

Post by Olde Hippi » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00


Coolness...learned a thing or two and got some URLs I didn't have before,
thanks.

Olde Hippie

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