Whether you're looking for an introduction to Celtic calligraphy or new and creative ways to hone your craft, this brilliant guide shows how to master the major scripts and use them to make 20 original projects.
From cards personalized with illuminated letters to a child's name plaque, this beautifully illustrated reference guide, written by a professional calligrapher and tutor, is all you will need to explore this time-honoured art.
Celtic calligraphy is an instantly recognizable style that epitomizes the ideal of Celtic craftsmanship, with its intricate knotwork and scripts carved in wood or etched on stone. With the help of this practical guide, you can learn to write the key Celtic scripts and create unique projects to treasure.
- Learn the major scripts and techniques essential to Celtic style: Uncial, Half-uncial, Square Capitals, Cursive Capitals and Runic Characters
- 20 step-by-step projects using calligraphy on paper, vellum, wood, slate and stone
- Includes a gallery of templates, along with proverbs and poetry in Gaelic
Calligrapher Fiona Graham-Flynn presents 20 original calligraphy projects that are great for beginners and improvers, too. Start with a name plaque for a child's room, create greetings cards with a Celtic blessing, decorate a lampshade or paint some fairy wishing stones in gold for your garden. All the scripts and techniques you need are included - Uncial, Half-uncial, Square Capitals, Cursive Capitals and Runic Characters - along with how to draw zoomorphics, the beautiful animal ornamentation often seen in illuminated letters.
About the Author
Fiona Graham-Flynn was born in Scotland; she has been a calligrapher and illuminator for 28 years, and a teacher of calligraphy for the past 14 years. She specializes in the Celtic Uncial and Irish Half-uncial, pigment colours and vellum, and is the co-author, with Courtney Davis, of Celtic Ornament: Art of the Scribe (1995). She has also written Celtic Calligraphy (2005), a book for children, and contributed to The Complete Guide to Calligraphy edited by Professor Ralph Cleminson
1st edition 2008, Hb, 128pp, full colour throughout, 22 x 28.4 cm