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Workshop - 'Teeny Weeny Writing' with Mary Noble.
Saturday 19 May

Sunderland University, 4th Floor, Business School,
St Peter's Campus, SR6 0DD.

Many of you will know a bit about Mary Noble - international calligrapher who has exhibited widely, and has written several books about calligraphy, some in conjunction with Janet Mehigan, who is also a widely regarded calligrapher. Mary is travelling a long way to lead our workshop, from Hampshire, and we look forward to welcoming her to our group.

She can accept up to 20 participants for the workshop. Please let Mary Swales know if you would be attending as soon as possible, please -
tel: 0191 4215649 or mobile: 07855 955876
or 88 Bede Burn Road, Jarrow NE32 5AT

If we have more than 20 would be attenders,
then we will have to use the proverbial “choice by hat” system!

Her topic is Teeny Tiny Writing and Colour. Most of us will have the majority of items on her “what to bring” list, but if you haven’t, please don’t go out to buy them specially. Some of us will have some items to share, or we will have small amounts that can be bought on the day.

What to bring to the workshop...
• Pens *– Wm Mitchells work best, small sizes 4,5,6. Brause nibs 1.5, 1, ¾, but the differences between them are much greater so Mitchells win this time.
• Please also bring any Pointed pen nibs – such as you might
use for Copperplate (or Modern Calligraphy!)
• Black ink or black gouache, one or two gouache colours, also
a few watercolours, plus water pot, palette, brushes etc.
• Bleedproof White: Dr Martin’s or Winsor & Newton
• Paper: nothing bigger than A4 – cartridge, plus a sheet or two
of dark or black, plus a sheet of better paper that would take a wash.
• Masking tape.
• READING GLASSES – you need to be able to see the mm markings on your ruler
• Plastic ruler with clear mm markings – essential, we’re measur
ing 3mm, 2mm and 1mm lines!
• HB Pencil plus various means to sharpen – sharpener, scalpel, sandpaper.
• A selection of very short quotes – 10 words max – plus author’s name if known.
Beneficial extras – bring if you have any of these:
* Powdered gum sandarac * Gum Arabic
* Arkansas sharpening stone or very fine wet & dry sandpaper
* Magnifying glass – ‘linen tester’ is ideal
* Pair of fine dividers (like a compass but with two points, no pencil)
Mary will bring spare nibs

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An exhibition at Jesmond United Reformed Church
by Northumbrian Scribes.

Please note - This event has been re-scheduled due to the recent bad weather affecting the first one.

23-30 June 2018
Open 11am - 4pm each day, and 12 noon - 4pm on Sunday 24th June

Also during the event...

* Saturday 23rd June, 10am - 1pm:
Quiet Morning led by Revd Rachel Poolman, Warden of the St Cuthbert Centre on Holy Island - 'Echoes of St Cuthbert: the life and example of a Northern Saint'. All welcome. Free, but donations welcome.

* Schools workshops throughout the week. TBA

* Tuesday 26th June 7.30pm
Cantata by Adrian Self, 'St Cuthbert',
performed by Crook and Weardale Chorale. Tickets £6 at the door.

Part of the 'Celebrating St Cuthbert' event.

Jesmond United Reformed Church Burdon Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE

St Cuthbert

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