Thursday, 26 November 2015


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.
 

New Year, New Term.

Spring Term  starts on Friday January 8th 2016.


New members are very welcome, why not pop in and find out what we get up to?

Stuff like this, a lovely little book to mark a special occaision,

or this broadsheet,

or this, which was commissioned for a Christmas exhibition.


All works copyright of HHS members.



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, and run affordable, 10 week term courses three times a year. 

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.

We can be contacted at hhscribes@gmail.com for further information or see 
https://sites.google.com/site/hhscribes/

Friday, 14 March 2014

Exhibition and Book Sale 4.4.14

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, HP3 9LZ, UK.

Calligraphity are coming to Hemel Hempstead

This year our exhibition will be accompanied by a book sale, brought to us by Calligraphity. http://www.calligraphity.com/


Calligraphity is the specialist bookseller in the field of calligraphy, and we are so lucky to have them visit us.
Books on calligraphy and related arts topics can be hard to source so it will be great to be able to browse a large selection in person and buy them without postage costs.


Calligraphers receive the best cards!

Someone had a landmark birthday recently. Here is what she received.



And here is a sample.




All work is copyright of members of Hemel Hempstead Scribes.



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.
We can be contacted at hhscribes@gmail.com for further information or see https://sites.google.com/site/hhscribes/



Monday, 15 April 2013

Exhibition


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.


Exhibition at Hemel Hempstead Library.

We currently have a small exhibition of work on show
at Hemel Hempstead Library.
http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/libraries/findlib/libs/hemThis will run for two weeks from today, 15.4.2013
Do go along and take a look if you can.
There is a range of work on show from our mixed-ability guild members.


The last post showed some of our members paper-weaving work.
Sometimes you just don't have the right glue around for the task in hand, such as that tricky paper-weaving,
or maybe you are not sure which is the right adhesive to use in a given situation.
Wonder no more, help can be found here:

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.

We can be contacted at hhscribes@gmail.com for further information or see https://sites.google.com/site/hhscribes/



Thursday, 28 February 2013

Paper Weaving


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.


Paper WeavingIn our previous session we were challenged to incorporate paper weaving in to our calligraphy, so Friday brought a batch of our efforts for show-and-tell. Some were exploring the technique for different effects:













And others finding out how this simple method can be used in combination with calligraphy.


This weeks' link is to Letting versus Calligraphy. Check it out here. Enjoy! 

http://www.letteringvscalligraphy.com/category/battle/

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.

We can be contacted at hhscribes@gmail.com for further information or see https://sites.google.com/site/hhscribes/

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sheila Jessop Exhibition


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.

Sheila Jessop 1929-2012

Some HHS members spent a pleasant afternoon on Sunday at a posthumous exhibition of works by local artist Sheila Jessop, which is currently on at the Peter Ingram Gallery, Frogmore Mill, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, until February 24th 2013.





Sheila trained at Southend School of Art and Leeds College of Art in the late 1940's and taught art for a while. She worked in a range of media and was commissioned to  to make a series of roundels of local characters, which is on display in the Cardiff Central Library, and a set of portraits in relief for St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. She exhibited regularly over the years, was active in local arts groups and instigated a new exhibition space at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.


The exhibition is well worth a visit and, as most items are for sale, this will be the last time that the body of work will be gathered together in one place. 

Find out more at www.thepapertrail.org.uk Frogmore Mill is open Tuesday - Friday 10am -4pm



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.

http://www.calligraphersguild.org/envelope.html 

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 http://pushingtheenvelopes.blogspot.co.uk/ 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.

We can be contacted at hhscribes@gmail.com for further information or see https://sites.google.com/site/hhscribes/




Friday, 8 February 2013

Monograms and Ciphers

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.

Monograms and Ciphers

Each week we have the choice of working on our own projects or the topic set by our tutor and we get to see the results of everybody's labours over the preceding week.

Last week the set subject was Monograms and Ciphers. Both are similar and used interchangeably as a method of representing a set of initials, either of an individual, couple, or entity such as a company.

In a monogram the letters are intertwined while in a cipher the letters are separated. 

Here is a lovely copperplate monogram.

Next week: Letterheads and Business Cards.



This broadsheet was written in
gouache with a chalk background added. 
The quote is by Charles M Schulz.











Free Taster SessionIf 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.

We can be contacted at hhscribes@gmail.com for further information
or see https://sites.google.com/site/hhscribes/