Friday, 15 February 2013

Graceful Envelope Contest

Welcome to Hemel Hempstead Scribes
A friendly group of people
who meet every Friday from 11.30 am - 2.30pm
at Bennetts End Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, UK.

The Graceful Envelope Contest

The Washington Calligraphers Guild run an annual contest together with the National Association of Letter Carriers in the US. Follow the link to their web site for more information and fantastic inspiration. 

There is no entry fee and this year's theme is "A World of Change" with a deadline of February 25th 2013, so there is still time to submit your entry. Decorated envelopes make a very achievable short project, are great fun to make, and are much appreciated by the recipient and postman alike. 

Jean Wilson creates one-of-a-kind envelopes and her blog at is another mine of inspiration and eye candy.

This week's picture of HHS members work shows how a practice piece can easily be turned in to a practical item. this book mark has a ribbon threaded through a hole with a punched eyelet to protect the laminated paper. Quotation from Lily Tomlin.

Free Taster Session

If you live in the Hertfordshire area, why not pop in for a free session? Calligraphy is our passion - who knows, it may soon be yours. We cater for all levels, from the complete beginner to those wishing to study for CLAS qualifications and everybody in between. Beautiful lettering has a long history, and can come in many forms, from the traditional to ultra-modern, but you do not need to have good handwriting to learn this absorbing art-form.

Call in to see us and find out if Calligraphy might be for you.

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