Boxed Calligraphy Set - Small
This lovely Boxed Calligraphy Set features a sturdy wooden box with dovetail joints and a decorative sliding lid. This small calligraphy set holds your choice of 2 small (15ml) glass bottles of calligraphy ink, a wooden dipping pen and a glass container containing 5 types of dip pen nibs, including a Decorative Nib with Index Finger, a Standard English Nib and a Round Hand Traditional Flat Edge Nib in 3 sizes (#2, #3, #5). We also include a nib reservoir.
Small Boxed Calligraphy Set
This lovely Small Boxed Calligraphy Set features a sturdy wooden box with dovetail joints and a decorative sliding lid. This small box set holds 2 small (15ml) glass bottles of calligraphy ink, a wooden dipping pen and a glass container containing 5 types of dip pen nibs. Nibs include an assortment of a Decorative Nib with Index Finger, a Standard English Nib and Round Hand Traditional Flat Edge Nibs in 3 sizes (#2, #3, #5). We also include a nib reservoir.
You can choose 2 ink colors from our selection of 20 inks to add to your set from the menu above. Please hold down the "Ctrl" key (“Command” key on Mac) and click to select multiple ink colors. If you don’t select any colors, we will put together a nice assortment of our most popular ink colors for you!
This is the perfect gift for the writer in your life who is just getting started in calligraphy. The boxed calligraphy set includes a sample alphabet in the Copperplate script on the inside of the lid and has an instruction sheet for the chancery hand using a round-hand nib.
Calligraphy Set Specifications
Box Size: 9" x 3" x 2" (L x W x H)
How to Write with a Dip Pen Nib
Dip Pen Nibs hold ink in the small yet deep grooves in the nibs as you write. Dip nib pens work best with thinner fountain pen inks because the thin grooves don’t allow the more viscous calligraphy ink to flow well. Thicker ink hugs the nib and dries, making it difficult to clean completely. Dip your glass or metal nib about halfway into your inkwell, then remove any excess ink. To begin writing, start with a light amount of pressure, then vary that pressure to see what works best for you. Try writing at an angle and not vertically. Clean your pen regularly as you write by dipping it in water every 2-3 minutes and then wiping it clean with a cotton cloth.