Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Next meeting:
Saturday, January 14, 2017
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, 10 a.m.

Uncial is an ancient script used in the 3rd through the 8th centuries. It means “one inch" because it would fit complete between two lines with no capital letters. With the expense of writing, it not only saved parchment and ink, but could be written quickly.  It is found in the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Irish book of Kells. Even though it is an ancient style, it is very adaptable to modern day uses from long poems to greeting cards to place cards and is a fun alphabet to know. Cheri Coulon will teach a basic uncial style this month.

o   Supplies:
•  Speedball size C2 nib & holder or Brause nib size 3
•  any color ink (if you do not feel comfortable yet with dip pen and ink, then you may bring a broad edge felt tip marker)
•  practice paper- laser paper will work
•  fine tip felt tip marker in another color
•  pencil, eraser, 12" ruler
•  small container for water and paper towel
•  an envelope (any size) or two for addressing, so bring addresses, too. 

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