2.1 Supplies Overview

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Supplies can sometimes be found at your local craft store, but I personally tend to purchase most of my supplies online. Here are a few of my favorite recommendations:


  • Amazon - of course Amazon has a little bit of everything. You can always shop here especially if you need supplies fast. CLICK HERE to go to my Amazon store, which contains my list of favorite supplies for modern calligraphy.



  • Paper & Ink Arts - Specialized calligraphy supply shop serving calligraphers worldwide.


  • Tom's Studio (based in the UK) - Tom's Studio has gorgeous, elegant pens, ink holders, and boutique calligraphy supplies. This is where I got my tilted brass ink holder featured in the course videos. (use code AMANDAREIDDESIGNS for 10% off!)


  • Fabulous Fancy Pants - Fabulous Fancy Pants supplies beautiful handmade paper made of 100% cotton. Each piece of paper is handmade on an individual screen with beautiful, natural deckled edges.


  • Creative Ink Holders - Creative Ink Holders is a family-owned, small brand that designs calligraphy tools and accessories that are modern, functional, and aesthetic. 


  • JetPens - online stationery store specializing in pens, paper, and art supplies from Japan and beyond.

  • PAPER SOURCE - The premier paper store for cards, stationery, crafts, paper, envelopes & more

Lesson Summary

When getting started with modern calligraphy, it can be overwhelming to figure out what supplies are necessary. For beginners, the basic supplies needed include:

  • Nib and nib holder for writing
  • Ink for writing
  • Paper towel and cup of water
  • Paper to write on, like the Modern Calligraphy Workbook
  • Marker paper to preserve your work surface

In addition, a list of recommended resources for purchasing calligraphy supplies online is provided:

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