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September 2016 Meeting:  Heather Held’s Vintage Garden

From Jodean:

One of the calligraphy artists I fell in love with when I first learned calligraphy was Heather Held.  I was enchanted by her lovely lettering and her Victorian flower garden flourishes.  So I jumped at the opportunity to take her ‘Vintage Garden’ class when I attended the IAMPETH conference this past July.

Heather’s class was amazing.  She’s a fabulous teacher and even though I never dreamed I’d be able to replicate her delicate flowers, I was amazed at how easy she made it! If I can make these you can too, and I hope you’ll love these flowers as much as I do.  I was so excited that I asked her permission to share with all of you, and she kindly gave her okay!


  • Water container
  • Paper towel
  • Pencil/eraser
  • Practice paper
  • Straight holder
  • Pointed flexible nib of your choice
  • Brown and black inks (Heather likes McCaffery’s and Zillers, but any black, and walnut for brown, will work)
  • Colored pencils, including cream, white, brown and your favorite flower and foliage colors (widely used Victorian colors were magentas, violets, pinks, rich blues, peacock blue/greens)
  • Finetec if you have it, or any kind of gold ink or gouache


  • Sakura clear Stardust gellyroll pen
  • Chalk based pastels and Qtips

Please don’t buy anything special, even just a dip pen, pointed nib, and ink are fine.


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