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Before you go any further... Hi, I'm Jenni Liandu! 
I am a professional calligrapher and artist, 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!

In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of calm can be a challenge. But there’s an ancient practice that can help, you’ve guessed it – calligraphy. With its slow rhythmic, strokes, calligraphy offers a therapeutic escape from everyday life. In this blog, Jenni writes about how calligraphy has helped her navigate her own journey with mental health.

Crafting Calm: Navigating mental health through calligraphy

2023 Reflection

As we come to the end of this year, I find myself taking a pause to reflect, not on what might have been, but on what has brought me endless joy, challenge, grace and peace. I hope as this year comes to a close you are also able to breathe, put your feet and take […]

Calligraphy has stood the test of time and stands as a timeless art that captures the true beauty of creativity and tradition. At the heart of this craft lies the essential tool – the calligraphy nib.

Which calligraphy nib should I choose?

The A, B, C of Copperplate Capitals

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 […]

How To Make Your Nibs Last Longer

Yes, lefties can write calligraphy too!

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.

2022 Reflection

The Calligraphy Envelope Exchange

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.  

Example of pointed pen calligraphy

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 […]

Calligraphy 101 – How To Clean Your Nibs

Five reasons to fall in love with calligraphy

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.