Monday, 14 May 2007

A few of the group practising their Roman Capital lettering before we started on Stephen Raw caps.

John Ward demonstrating Stephen Raw capitals on Saturday 12th May 2007

Calligraphy by John Ward, based on Stephen Raw capitals

We met for our May meeting last Saturday and had John Ward as our guest tutor for the day. John (far left in picture) is a lovely chap from Bolton who teaches calligraphy in the local area and has been to visit us as a guest tutor for a few years now. Our day was spent looking at Stephen Raw inspired capitals (see link to Stephen Raw website).

We were honoured that John brought with him some of the wonderful pieces of calligraphy that his wife Margaret Daubney had created before she sadly passed away last year. As a group we were devestated at the loss of Margaret, she had visited us as a tutor a couple of times and she was an amazing inspiration to us all.

More images to follow....

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Welcome to Eden Valley Scribes - we're a local calligraphy group that was founded over 10 years ago in Penrith, Cumbria UK. We meet once a month to explore, learn and enjoy the art of calligraphy and letterforms. Each month we hold either an in-house workshop or arrange for a professional calligrapher to hold a workshop for us.

It's also a great way to meet other people with a similar enthusiasm and an interest in calligraphy

If you want more information about us then contact me at

See you soon!