Online Brush Lettering Workshop

POST 30 // CALLIGRAPHY

Online Brush Lettering Workshop

ZOOM WORKSHOPS!

by Lucy Mellor

17.02.2021

Online Brush Lettering Workshop Mellor & Rose

Welcome to our Online Brush Lettering Workshop!

Hello and Welcome to our Online Brush Lettering Workshop! As we continue to live in this ever-changing environment, we all adapt and our everyday becomes slightly different to what it may have been. For us, all 3 of us are adapting to new ways of sharing this gorgeous art form with all Calligraphers out there - we began by creating At Home Workbooks, so to enable everyone to continue their Calligraphy journey all in the comfort of their homes. Now, in January 2021, we are looking to Online Brush Lettering Workshops!

Over the past year, we have been thrilled to host Modern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering Workshops with brands and businesses to their clients and work colleagues - we're now bringing these Workshops to everyone who fancies learning Calligraphy!

Date wise, we have 2 Online Brush Lettering Workshop dates coming up within the next couple of weeks and we thought we would share all the info on what we'll be getting up to and what's included in our new OnlineBrush Lettering Workshop!

What's on in...

2021

ONLINE BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP

£55

February 25th from 7pm till 9pm

March 25th from 7pm till 9pm

PERSONALISED WORKBOOK + ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED + 2 HOUR WORKSHOP + 2 TUTORS

Online Brush Lettering Workshop Mellor & Rose

What's included?

Included in our £55 Online Brush Lettering Workshop is a Personalised Calligraphy Workbook with Full Starter Kit including ALL MATERIALS with Free P&P + 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with Polly Mellor, Beverley Mellor & Lucy Mellor.

How to book

To book your spot on any Online Workshop, simply click 'Book' or email Lucy Mellor at mellorandrose@icloud.com

Send a Gift

Looking to send a gift to a loved one? Our Workshops are the easiest gift to send! Workbooks can be personalised with your own message all in lovely Calligraphy. Please simply get in touch with Lucy Mellor and we will sort the rest:)

BOOK YOUR SPOT

MELLORANDROSE@ICLOUD.COM

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

Lucy Mellor

COPY + PHOTOGRAPHY

by LUCY MELLOR

Lockdown Lettering

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Lockdown Lettering

LEARN CALLIGRAPHY IN 2021

by Lucy Mellor

09/02/2021

Lockdown Lettering Mellor & Rose

Welcome to Lockdown Lettering!

We're delighted to welcome you to the world of Lockdown Lettering; the calming, creative, charming and very ‘on trend’ world of Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering with Mellor & Rose.

What can we all do at home to help alleviate stress and anxiety? If you like writing, doodling or making lovely cards or some inspiring words - learning the relaxing and fun art of modern calligraphy and lettering, could be just the one for you.

There are many ways and examples of showing the therapeutic benefits of Calligraphy. Calligraphy is a true meditative practice, putting us in ‘the zone’. With many of the same benefits of meditation, helping you to take you mind off our daily issues, news and struggles - making us feel relaxed and focused - leaving us mindful of the present moment. We are delighted to introduce Lockdown Lettering - where we will be sharing even more Lettering Videos and How To Videos to you all, over on our Instagram feed. 

So, even if you have never tried calligraphy (or even picked up a pen for quite some time - and well… not many of us need to pick up a pen too often these days) - maybe in this present lockdown, it is a great time to take a break from our laptops phones and screens - and take up an artistic pursuit like hand lettering and drawing with a dip pen.

The good news is it is never too late and everyone can do it! Lockdown Lettering is here and we couldn't be more excited!

Calligraphy is enjoying something of a renaissance - it’s a lovely way to take a break away from our laptops in our increasingly ‘techy’ world. Even for a few hours or a short and sweet 20 minutes - hand lettering and calligraphy is great fun to do, a joy to learn along with being a truly relaxing and mindful activity. As we letter away and get into the rhythm of dipping, we become very absorbed and focused in what we’re doing in that very present - it’s a great way to get a bit of ‘me’ time with a lovely ‘outcome!’

Lockdown Lettering in...

2021

ONLINE MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

£55

February 11th from 7pm till 9pm

February 18th from 7pm till 9pm

PERSONALISED WORKBOOK + ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED + 2 HOUR WORKSHOP + 2 TUTORS

Lockdown Lettering with Mellor & Rose

So if you fancy taking some time out and trying this lovely versatile lettering style join us on one of our upcoming Online Modern Calligraphy or Brush Lettering Workshops in 2021.

Included in our Online Workshop - is our Personalised Calligraphy Workshop which includes all the materials you need and our full comprehensive starter kit. Plus, our 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with both Beverley Mellor and Polly Mellor. 

In our full Starter Kit, we have a dip pen, nib, upper and lower alphabets, first words, first phrases, decorative illustrations, wall art, design templates and stationery items. With free P&P - no additional costs - everything is all wrapped up in one nice bundle all priced at £55 per person. 

In our 2 hour Online Workshop we focus on firstly how to use and hold our pens. We then progress through the modern style alphabets, looking also at layout, spacing and how we can put some nice ‘energy’ into our lettering - we gradually work through projects and first pieces (there’s always some doodling and flourishing along the way!)

When we look back at the end of our 2 hours together, you will be pleasantly surprised at how far you have come!

Modern Calligraphy is so not so much about perfection - it doesn't need nor want to be perfect - leave the perfections to your iPad! 

As hand lettering is very much your own ‘hand’, your own personal ‘style’ will begin to shine through. Calligraphy and generally being creative with lettering, is more about creating lovely energetic letters with a lovely flow - whether playful, informal or with a more elegant appeal - you can switch this lovely style around, play with it and have fun! Join us for a spot of Lockdown Lettering in 2021 - get in touch with Lucy Mellor to find out more.

What's included?

Included in our £55 Online Modern Calligraphy Workshop is a Personalised Calligraphy Workbook with Full Starter Kit including ALL MATERIALS with Free P&P + 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with Polly Mellor, Beverley Mellor & Lucy Mellor.

How to book

To book your spot on any Online Workshop, simply click 'Book' or email Lucy Mellor at mellorandrose@icloud.com

Send a Gift

If you're looking to send a gift to a loved one - our Workshops are the easiest gift to send! Please simply get in touch with Lucy Mellor and we will sort the rest:)

Watch Lettering with Polly Videos

Our very own Polly Mellor has her own Instagram feed called 'Lettering with Polly' - where she posts a variety of Lettering Styles and iPad Lettering. Take a look!

BOOK YOUR SPOT

MELLORANDROSE@ICLOUD.COM

LETTERING WITH POLLY

WATCH POLLY'S VIDEOS

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

Lucy Mellor

COPY + PHOTOGRAPHY

by LUCY MELLOR

Journal: What’s on in 2021

POST 30 // CALLIGRAPHY

What's on in 2021

NEW YEAR CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

by Lucy Mellor

13/11/2020

Mellor & Rose Calligraphy Workshops in 2021

As we slowly arrive into December 2020 (yes, already!) we begin to look at our 2021 Calendar.

It is always a joy organising new events, with both familier faces and also a couple of new ones too. We are thrilled to be announcing a new Workshop venue for 2021, with you this afternoon (or morning/ evening or whenever you come across this post). As a small business, we are always on the look-out for businesses, who share similar qualities to us, to work with in some way. Whether this may be a Calligraphy Workshop or Live Calligraphy event. 

This year may have turned out slightly different to the way we and so many had planned, but we have thoroughly enjoyed seeing you and sharing the joys of the gorgeous art form and we hope to keep on doing so for 2021. Please keep on scrolling down to see a couple of our upcoming New Year Calligraphy Workshops, with more dates and venues being added. 

Take a look at...

2021

BEGINNERS MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

£55

Lytham • Lytham Hall // January 7th from 11am

St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // January 14th from 6:30pm

Birkdale • Vintage Home // January 16th from 11am

Milnthorpe • Beetham Nurseries // January 17th from 11am (£65)

Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // January 21st from 6:30pm

New Venue

MOOR HALL, ORMSKIRK

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

Lucy Mellor

COPY + PHOTOGRAPHY

by LUCY MELLOR

New Workshop! Calligraphy for Florists

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New Workshop! Calligraphy for Florists

NEW WORKSHOP FOR 2021

by Lucy Mellor

15/10/2020

Calligraphy for Florists with Mellor & Rose

We have incredibly exciting news! We are launching a brand new Workshop for 2021. From January 2021, we will be hosting our Calligraphy for Florists Workshop across the North West.

More information on our new Workshop will be coming during the festive season, for you to browse. We are thrilled to be launching something brand new, always exciting! Calligraphy and Floristry are perfect for one another. With more and more people interested in Floristry and training to be a Florist, we wanted to create a Workshop solely based around them and their needs for their business. If you are a Florist or training to be, this may be something right up your street.

Calligraphy for Florists with Mellor & Rose

WHAT WILL WE COVER

• WEDDINGS

• FLORISTS DISPLAY WORK

• ADVERTISING

• GIFT CARDS

• NAME CARDS

• NUMBERS + SYMBOLS

Calligraphy for Florists with Mellor & Rose

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

WORDS + PHOTOS

by LUCY MELLOR

Journal: We’re back!

POST 26 // CALLIGRAPHY

We're back!

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS ARE BACK IN JULY

by Lucy Mellor

18/06/2020

Calligraphy Workshops with Mellor & Rose

We are delighted to be hosting our Modern Calligraphy workshops again in the month of July!

New workshop dates are being confirmed to accommodate all our workshop attendees ensuring we all get started with calligraphy and lettering. Please see our full list below of all upcoming Beginners Modern Calligraphy and Introductory Brush Lettering workshop with us; Beverley, Polly and Lucy Mellor across the North West.

WHERE + WHEN

Saturday July 4th at Vintage Home in Birkdale

20 MINS FROM FORMBY, CROSTON, ORMSKIRK + RUFFORD

Thursday July 23rd at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley

15 MINS FROM PARBOLD, LEYLAND, CHORLEY, ORMSKIRK + ECCLESTON

Calligraphy Workshops with Mellor & Rose

Photos by Lucy Mellor

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

In this workbook, we include all the kit you need to get started. With all the gear in one place, you're ready to go straight out of the box. The materials included in this workbook are:

In our easy going sessions, we start from the very beginning. In the 2 and a half hours, we cover the fundamentals of this modern and versatile style of calligraphy, using a dip pen and a pot of ink. We'll learn the entire alphabet; upper and lower case alphabets then we'll progress onto joining up those individual letters to create words and phrases - we work on different papers to see how the ink reacts to glossier paper plus black ink on brown paper looks pretty lovely! From here, we delve into the layout elements of hand lettering - looking into varying ways to put your designs on paper (not only on a straight line!) along with the use of ornaments to shape our designs and bring some pop! Take some time away from our screens and pick up a pen - possibly a new pen, a pen we haven't held before - a dip pen! In our workshops, we use a metallic nib and to get the desired effect of lovely calligraphy, we simply dip the nib into a pot of ink - a method rather therapeutic in itself. Once we have the hang of the core technique - we work through the individual letters of the alphabet and joining of the words to then spacing and layout, plus a couple of ornaments here and there!

HOW TO BOOK

CALLIGRAPHY

by Polly Mellor & Beverley Mellor

WORDS + PHOTOS

by Lucy Mellor

Journal: Calligraphy workbooks

POST 25 // CALLIGRAPHY

Calligraphy Workbooks 2021

LEARN CALLIGRAPHY AT HOME

by Lucy Mellor

12/04/2020

Mellor & Rose Calligraphy workbooks

Comprehensive Calligraphy Workbooks brought to you by us; Beverley, Polly and Lucy Mellor!

Our calligraphy workbooks starts at the very beginning, similar to our physical workshops, covering the fundamentals of this incredibly stylish and super on-rend hand lettering style.

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

With the world of calligraphy becoming more and more well-known across all the regions and professions; from designers, typographers to crafters and people looking for their mindful activity. With so many lovely people delving into the world of hand lettering and specifically calligraphy, there really has never been more choice for resources to learn and improve. It truly is a wonderful time to get started with your calligraphy journey, especially as the therapeutic qualities of the art are being recognised for their genuine worth - simply brilliant.

We were planning on introducing this very workbook in the summertime, June July time, as we tend to find people are more interested in being in the sunshine! We have brought the date forward partially due to these uncertain times and we would like to offer what we can to do our part to get you're creative juices flowing and keeping creative. Plus, it's rather a lovely way to spend our days.

Calligraphy workbooks

Photos by Lucy Mellor

"It truly is a wonderful time to get started with your calligraphy journey"

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

In this workbook, we include all the kit you need to get started. With all the gear in one place, you're ready to go straight out of the box. The materials included in this workbook are:

dip pen, nib, small pot of ink, description and illustration of how to hold the pen along with how to use the use the nib and ink together, alphabets (the essentials), joining up the letters, catchy and useful words and phrases, first lettering quote, design templates. Never forgetting, stationery items of various sizes! Plus, access to our YouTube tutorial providing visual prompts along the way.

HOW TO BUY

To purchase one of our workbooks, it the same as booking onto one of our workshops; we will send over a Paypal invoice, pop your workbook in the post and pass on the link to the Youtube tutorial. If any of this sounds like a bit of you, please so get in touch and I (Lucy) will start getting your workbook together.

£55 // INCLUDES FULL STARTER KIT // DESIGN TEMPLATES // YOUTUBE TUTORIAL

PLEASE SIMPLY GET IN TOUCH TO BUY

BUY YOUR WORKBOOK

WE WILL SEND OUT YOUR WORKBOOK + PASS ON THE LINK FOR OUR YOUTUBE TUTORIAL

Lucy and Polly Mellor

CALLIGRAPHY

by Polly Mellor & Beverley Mellor

WORDS + PHOTOS

by Lucy Mellor

Journal: New workshop in Coniston!

POST 23 // WORKSHOPS

New venue in Coniston!

BRANTWOOD CALLIGRAPHY MASTERCLASS

by Lucy Mellor

16/03/2020

Brantwood Coniston Calligraphy workshop

Sunday May 17th

AT 10:30AM TILL 4:30PM

Exciting news! We will be hosting our Full Day Modern Calligraphy Masterclass in Coniston at Brantwood in May for the first time at our new workshop venue.

Our 6 hour Masterclass will include our Starter Kit along with Refreshments to keep our hands going! This workshop will delve into the world of calligraphy and lettering in greater detail (as we have so much time!). So, if you are looking to up your game then this is most definitely up your street.

CALLIGRAPHY

by Polly Mellor & Beverley Mellor

WORDS

by Lucy Mellor

Book your spot

Journal: Plan with me – September Bullet Journal

POST 14 // BRUSH LETTERING

Plan with me - September

BULLET JOURNALS & PLANNERS

by Lucy Mellor

26/08/2019

Plan with me - September // Mellor and Rose / Mellor & Rose

As we’re nearing the end of August - we thought we’d brainstorm some ideas for next month’s spread in our notebook. Here’s a look at what we’re thinking.

We usually start off our month on the left page, as our eyes move from left to right, and this also keeps a loose structure for each month. This also helps us when jumping through the months. Plus, it’s a full double spread which gives us a distinctive starting point! The second page, on our right, is usually our overview page of big calendar space where we can jot down a few events and have a quick look at where we’re heading - it also eases us into the full month of varying tasks and goals.

Then, we move onto the more segmented pages - which have a lot of varying and rather crucial content for us. This page is usually fairly full - with short term and long term goals along with a couple of areas to look at/ keep an eye on for the month. We usually include more brush lettering to break up the rhythm of ‘the to do lists’ bringing a lighter feel. We’ll add more display pages with full page lettering (as it’s what we love to do!). Usually a motivational quote here and there keeps us all going and is always a relaxing one to letter.

The theme for September is autumnal - our first ages says September in big lettering just to make it super obvious which month we’re in - which is useful when flicking through the pages. For this month, we’re using a lot of browns, light browns - more like a burnt orange along with the trusty black Tombow!

For the first page of the month (see snap below), we’ve aligned the design in the centre of the page with our illustration positioned underneath the lettering. We can also place the illustration (sprig etc.) at the left or right of the lettering with our lettering slighting off centre but the overall design layout with be central. We’ve complimented the brush script style of ‘September’ with sans serif as to keep the emphasis on ‘September’.

Plan with me - September // Mellor and Rose / Mellor & Rose

Our first calendar of the month is big - it catches the eye simply because of the scale. We usually don’t add too much colour as to not distract us from the more important and functional elements of our notebook; such as keeping track of our deadlines/ appointments.

Putting things in boxes automatically separates things in our mind. This helps us focus on specific tasks in hand - ones which require our attention. A good one for goals! Plus, we have a bit more lettering to both fill the space and also if we have just a load of boxes on the page, it can become a little repetitive.

Plan with me - September // Mellor and Rose / Mellor & Rose

CALLIGRAPHY

by Polly Mellor & Beverley Mellor

WORDS

by Lucy Mellor

Journal: Calligraphy at Mitton Hall

POST 08 // MITTON HALL

Calligraphy at Mitton Hall

WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY EVENING

by Lucy Mellor

19 / 05 / 2019

Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose

We were incredibly excited during our drive up to Clitheroe earlier this week to host our first Modern Calligraphy workshop at Mitton Hall; one of Ribble Valley's finest and most beautiful wedding venues. 

We had all our gear, chalkboards, picture frames and perhaps just under 100 pieces of paper (seriously. no joke.) for our upcoming Modern Wedding Calligraphy workshop at Mitton Hall in Clitheroe, Ribble Valley. We were very much looking forward to our workshop as we'd been at Holmes Mill the previous week hosting mini calligraphy and lettering demo's for everyone and anyone passing by during the Wedding Showcase - so this really got us in the Wedding spirit! This was our second workshop in Clitheroe as we hosted our Christmas Calligraphy workshop at Holmes Mill last year in the stunning Food Hall.

Whilst at Mitton Hall - I had a wander around the grounds at it was a lovely evening with glorious light - which made the evening's session even that more ambient and only slow dimming later on in the evening when we were finishing up. 

Scroll to see what we got up to...

Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose
Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose
Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose
Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose
Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy workshops at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose

In our 3 hour Modern Calligraphy workshop at Mitton Hall, we covered all the basics of handletttering; learning the fundamentals and understanding the varying pressures and pace to achieve this characteristic lettering style we see on so much beautiful wedding stationery. We started with the upper and lower alphabet to learn the shapes of the letter which prides us with the base for you to put your own spin on the designs. From here, once we got the hang of things and our confidence grew from first picking up the dip pen - we gradually processed onto the wedding themed lettering, designs and stationery items which focused on joining up the individual letters and introducing layout to lettering - as lettering and calligraphy isn't only perfecting that same letter over and over again. 

We then looked at bigger designs on A4 sheers which are great for signs and boards can the basis of larger lettering can lead to more scaled up designs which can be accompanied by a table plan or order of the day. 

There really is no limit to what you can get up to with lettering - we're never limited to paper; chalkboards are booming in popularity - we've been lettering on chalkboards for a while as we're big fans of white ink on dark card/ board (that contrast!) and unpainted wood is making a surge too! If you're planning on writing your own wedding stationery we have a number Modern Wedding Calligraphy workshops coming up across the North West. 

Wedding Calligraphy & Modern Calligraphy workshops at Mitton Hall // James Places with Mellor and Rose in Clitheroe // Mellor&Rose

NEXT... BEGINNERS MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

TUESDAY JUNE 18TH AT 6:30PM - 9PM

£42 // 2 and a half hours // Includes Starter Kit (to keep and practice with) & Refreshments

PHOTOGRAPHS & WORDS

by Lucy Mellor

Pop over for a visit

Mitton Rd, Clitheroe BB7 9PQ

Journal: Calligraphy at Cedar Farm

POST 07 // CEDAR FARM GALLERIES

Calligraphy at Cedar Farm

ARTS, CRAFTS, CALLIGRAPHY & CAKE

by Lucy Mellor

19 / 05 / 2019

Modern Calligraphy Workshops at Cedar Farm with Mellor & Rose in Mawdesley
Modern Calligraphy & Brush Lettering workshops at Cedar Farm Galleries with Mellor and Rose in Mawdesley
Modern Calligraphy & Brush Lettering workshops at Cedar Farm Galleries with Mellor and Rose in Mawdesley
Modern Calligraphy & Brush Lettering workshops at Cedar Farm Galleries with Mellor and Rose in Mawdesley
Modern Calligraphy & Brush Lettering workshops at Cedar Farm Galleries with Mellor and Rose in Mawdesley

Cedar Farm has been a hub for artisans and creatives for both locals and people travelling to Mawdesley near Ormskirk since 1987. 

Cedar Farm Gallery and Frame Shop sells soaps, cards, jewellery, crockery, toys and a big selection of art materials which are all useful for our workshops. These include Winsor and Newton calligraphy and drawing ink, posca liquid chalk pens along with pads of black and white paper. 

Cedar Farm Galleries is where all the local artisan and independent shops are located. Whether looking for a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself! Along with the various shops, there are lots of crafts and art based workshops on offer to get your creative juicing going in both the courses room and the gallery.

But if you're more in the mood for food, the monthly Farmers Markets may be more down your street - can't get much better than local produce!

Modern Calligraphy & Brush Lettering workshops at Cedar Farm Galleries with Mellor and Rose in Mawdesley

On our latest workshop, we hosted our Introductory Brush Lettering in a new room for us; the courses room in the Pig Barn! A brill space with plenty of soothing natural light and not to mention plenty of elbow room. The Pig Barn is also home to a hairdressers, glass makers and beautician which gives a nice vibe throughout.

In our Brush Lettering workshops with Beverley Mellor and Polly Mellor of Mellor and Rose at Cedar Farm, we learn all the basics of this stylish on-trend lettering style; how to use a Tombow ABT Brush Pen, form strokes and letters from our full upper and lower alphabets sheets.

During the workshop, we'll learn in detail the fundamental technique by understanding the pressure techniques used to produce the characteristic contrasting lettering style.

Alongside learning the basics of this modern lettering style, we'll delve into the design and layout elements of lettering - spacing and sizing of lettering and words to make a truly aseptically pleasing piece of art.

With full modern calligraphy alphabet from trace to letters - by the end of the workshop you will be well on your way to creating your own great brush lettering.

We had a lovely full workshop on Thursday evening at Cedar Farm - a couple of familiar faces along with plenty of new calligraphers! A brill start for everyone, especially with no lettering experience before coming to the workshop.

We're already looking forward to seeing your designs and putting your own twist on the pieces! 

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY, BRUSH LETTERING & CHALK LETTERING WORKSHOPS

PHOTOGRAPHS & WORDS

by Lucy Mellor

Pop over for a visit

Back Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40 3SY