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  • Greenfield Calligraphy Nibs - Set of 3

Greenfield Calligraphy Nibs - Set of 3

$22.00
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Turn our Greenfield Fountain Pen into a calligraphy pen with this set of 3 calligraphy nibs. 

Tipping widths of 1.1, 1.5 and 1.9 mm (small, medium and large). 

Made in Germany

"The idea is to give the gift of a calligraphy pen in sixth grade once cursive is really mastered. They do practice sessions, rather like when learning cursive, of about 15-20 minutes, two to three times a week, in order to practice the basic shapes (use any good beginner’s guide to calligraphy). They learn to hold the pen properly and work with special lined paper designed for calligraphy. Then they proceed to learn the Roman style  (100-500 A.D.) of calligraphy first. This is obvious since it is the easiest style and they study Rome in sixth grade. As they progress through 7th and 8th, they practice with the forms and thicknesses of nibs on the pen relevant to the time period in history( Gothic was 1000-1400 A.D.; Italic  1500-2000 A.D.)- and the writing becomes more elaborate and embellished. There is a very definite sequence to the forms which are copied carefully until they can be used in a sentence or heading in the main lesson book."

Barbara Benson, Waldorf Consultant

 

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