3 Ways to Use a Crow Quill Pen + a Giveaway

3 Ways to Use a Crow Quill Pen + a Giveaway | The Postman's Knock

Over a century ago, the crow quill pen was developed as a tool for draftsmen and lithographers to achieve super-fine details. Quill pen nibs are tiny and strong, which means they easily produce whisper-thin lines. This feature is handy in many projects, but today I’m going to talk about three specific crow quill-friendly activities: writing a letter, sketching, and making an intricate line drawing. After you read the tutorials — and likely get excited about trying out a quill for yourself — you have an opportunity to enter to win an artisan-made crow quill pen from The Straight and Narrow! If you have any questions about the techniques or projects in this post, of course feel free to comment; otherwise, enjoy!
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The New Kaitlin Style Calligraphy Worksheet is Here!

The New Kaitlin Style Calligraphy Worksheet is Here! | The Postman's Knock

When I released the Amy Style worksheet set, I also made an optional video course to accompany it. The video course was born out of feedback I had received from visual learners. Many of these learners suggested that it would be easier to catch on to the concept/style if I could show them letter formations, how to hold a dip pen, etc. in a video.
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Calligraphy Nib Spotlight: The Brause EF66

Calligraphy Nib Spotlight: The Brause EF66 | The Postman's Knock

If you’ve been following the TPK blog for a while, you’ve probably seen me use the Brause EF66 nib umpteenth times. I’ve written about this gem of a nib a couple of times before in posts about nibs in general … but today I thought it should be the star of its own blog post. Its flex and impressive strength (well, for its size) render it deserving of such an honor!
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Five Modern Calligraphy FAQs

Five Modern Calligraphy FAQs | The Postman's Knock

When I receive modern calligraphy questions in my inbox, sometimes I start to write back and I think, “Wait a minute … I’ll bet there are a lot of other people who have this exact same question.” Today’s blog post was born out of five common queries that I receive, and I hope at least one of the answers will help you! From ink trouble-shooting to thoughts on pricing, there’s a little bit of everything in this post.
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3 Artistic DIY Halloween Stationery Project Tutorials

3 Artistic DIY Halloween Stationery Projects | The Postman's Knock

When 99% of people think “Halloween”, they think costumes and candy. Admittedly, neither of those are bad things, but Halloween can also mean artistic opportunity! Halloween is spooky and full of inspiration material (ghosts, black cats, witches, spiders, etc.), which is why I love sending DIY Halloween stationery to commemorate the holiday. Am I jumping the gun? Eh, maybe … but yesterday when I went to the grocery store, I saw all sorts of Halloween things, so I thought I’d jump on the spooky bandwagon, too.
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