Understanding Calligraphy – Claudia writes 
Calligraphy is like dancing or playing an instrument. Of course, first and foremost, you need a certain love for   aesthetics and an artistic spirit to master it. But the  second most important things are the right “instruments”  and: practice. Yes, a lot of practice. It’s the art of  movement on a delicate surface. Our founder and c reative director Claudia, first a calligrapher (and dancer) and then a papermaker, will be sharing everything she knows and learnt in this blog series. From great nibs and inks to techniques and general thoughts. So in the end the dance on paper will become so much easier for you! 


a thin nib for fast delicate writing

Calligraphy styles are a wide field. Traditionally, it’s the interplay between thicker and thinner lines, going up and down. In recent years, thinner, more fluent styles have come into fashion and my own calligraphy style is more on that side. But especially for thinner strokes, many people are afraid to tear their handmade paper. This next nib I tested could be the solution to that.

The tip is medium again, so I was curious to see how it would write on handmade paper.

This time I used Ecoline Liquid water colour in colour 416, my favourite brown from this brand.

I started with my standard exercises I already explained here and the my impression was quite good. I was surprised though, the spreads are much thinner than expected. If you compare the tip with the Brause No. 31M nib, you can clearly see the difference - the FLUMA nib is finer than Brause nib.

At first I was a little unsure whether I would have to write more carefully again, but that was not the case and I actually used the nib for my next calligraphy job.


Finer lines than Brause&Co No. M31, easier to use than the Brause No. 361 nib.

With this nib I have found a great option when I want a finer look to my quick calligraphy.

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