One of the first things required for any budding calligrapher is to get all the supplies on hand that you’ll need to begin practicing your calligraphy. To save the time of researching each and every instrument, and to have everything set up quickly, consider finding a good calligraphy set.
A calligraphy set can range from very basic to a more elaborate set up of the tools you need to get started with your study and practice.
A basic calligraphy set generally consists of a well-rounded mix of what you’ll need to include pens, paper and an instruction guide. Sets like this usually contain a few different nib styles and a few different pens with ink cartridges.
There are also calligraphy sets that are more narrowly focused. In other words, if you like working with calligraphy pens, your set will focus mainly on including a nice variety of pens for you to work with.
Most calligraphy sets will generally include a selection of nibs (or tips) for the pens, varying from very thin to broad. The different styles of pen nibs will come in handy as you practice different calligraphy alphabets. The more intricate the script font, the thinner nib you’ll need to use. In most applications, especially as a beginner, a fine nib will work well for practicing most alphabets.
There are also calligraphy sets that may include a tracing table, so you can trace different alphabets or letters for practice, or for use in design projects .
A calligraphy set may contain a variety of different colored markers if you like working with them instead of pens. There are calligraphy sets containing brushes or dip pens. You may choose a set that has different kinds of inks in various colors, or made from different types of ink featuring water-based inks or fast drying varieties.
There are sets that have different types of dip pens, also with different styles, sizes and angles of nibs.
There are calligraphy sets that include a variety of different elegant papers you can use for projects ranging from invitations to greeting cards.
You can really customize what it is you’re looking for because there are a lot of different calligraphy sets to choose from.
You may want a calligraphy set that is geared towards providing you with everything you need for writing handwritten letters, greeting cards, diplomas, etc. These are project-based calligraphy sets, and you can get all the supplies you need to finish a project from beginning to end without having to shop around individually for the all the required supplies.
You may want to give a beautiful calligraphy set as a gift for someone who has always wanted to learn this art, but wasn’t sure how to get started. You could buy a calligraphy set for a friend and then both of you could study together to provide each other the inspiration and encouragement needed during practice sessions.
Mix and match individual calligraphy tools to create your own one-of-a-kind calligraphy set if a pre-made set doesn’t have everything you need.
A calligraphy set can be just as amazing as calligraphy itself. Once you see all the different types of instruments and tools available, you may find it far less confusing to start with something already put together for you.
In that way, you can have a nice selection of tools to begin as you take on the amazing study of writing in calligraphy.