Before you go any further... Hi, I'm Jenni Liandu!
I am a professional calligrapher and designer, and my obsession is teaching others how to create beautiful calligraphy while finding rest and peace. I am excited to share some more with the world, I am glad you're here!
Here at The Calligraphy Box, we specialize in teaching Copperplate. Why? You may ask. Not only is it incredibly beautiful to look at, but learning it provides a strong foundation for many other styles of calligraphy, both modern and traditional. It’s a captivating script that has been admired for centuries. Its graceful curves and delicate lines have the ability to evoke a sense of timeless sophistication and beauty. It’s more than just handwriting.
Calligraphy is a beautiful and rewarding art form, but it can be frustrating when your nibs wear out too quickly. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prolong the life of your nibs. Here are 8 top tips for making your nibs last longer: 1. Prep Your Nibs Before Writing Before you start […]
I’ve come across hundreds of lefties who think that writing calligraphy isn’t possible. It’s simply not true. Our very own Laura is a left-handed writer without any prior experience of calligraphy, so we have set her the task of giving it a try! Find out how she got on with The Calligraphy Box below.
We are coming to the end of another year, and what a year it has been. There has been so much change for us both personally and in the business this year, so I thought it would be fitting to share a little recap.
A couple of months ago we were focusing on envelope writing at The Calligraphy Box, our monthly subscription for learning and practicing calligraphy. This box was filled with examples and inspiration to create envelopes that are works of art! Alongside this box, we set up the Envelope Exchange – a perfect way for our subscribers to show off their calligraphy and connect with others around the UK and the world.
Have you ever had a problem with a calligraphy nib? So many issues faced by beginners can be fixed by cleaning your nibs, it’s an important and often forgotten step. It’s not rocket science or difficult, so here are some useful methods to know about. New nibs arrive with a thin coating on them to […]
Are you itching for something interesting to do but feel you’re just wasting away your evenings watching tv or scrolling through Instagram? I see you, and I get it. I’ve been there. But what if I told you that you could find a hobby that you will love, relaxes you and doesn’t break the bank? Many people are awed by the truly beautiful art of calligraphy, but don’t realise its potential.
The talented artist behind some of the Calligraphy Box sleeve designs is Dundee based Illustrator Zoë Swann. Her bold and colourful style is at the forefront of all her designs. We are thrilled with her plant themed sleeve design for October’s box! We spoke with Zoë who shares her best tips for creating illustrations, reveals what […]