Supplies and Materials

Online Sources for Calligraphy Supplies and Materials


Local Sources for Calligraphy Supplies and Materials

Askew Taylor Paints, Inc.
A family-owned and operated local business; willing to work with us to order specific supplies.
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 6:30pm, Sat 9:30am – 1:30pm
Phone: (919) 834-4497
110 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603

Jerry’s Artarama, Raleigh
Jerry’s Artarama, online
Raleigh: Limited variety of inks, nibs and paper. Nice variety of brush pens. Big variety of art supplies.
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00am – 8:00pm, Sun: Noon – 6pm
Phone: 919-876-6610
3060 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Michaels’ Arts and Crafts Stores

A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts Stores


International Online Suppliers

The Calligraphy Bookshop

Scribblers Calligraphy and Illustration Supplies

Skriptorium am Rheinsprung, Basel

“Other usual tools and materials”

by Adrianne Proctor, VP-Programs, Feb 2017
At times, we mention “other usual tools and materials” in the meeting flyers, so I came up with the list below. As you read it, don’t be alarmed: Kind and helpful fellow members can probably help you fill in the blanks.

* Clean-up cloths (I pre-fold 15 or so paper towels, which are easy to grab.)
* Small water container that won’t tip over.
* If you’re using a dip pen (alternative to the Pilot Parallel pen), bring nibs and a straight (not offset) penholder (H39 from John Neal is priced well at $1.70).
* Black ink, such as Higgins Eternal (good beginner ink). Cut a hole in a kitchen sponge to seat your ink container. Or use a dropper to transfer ink a little at a time to a dinky dip (both also available from John Neal), seated safely in a sponge or holder (also available …) .
* A little piece of crocus cloth to smooth your nib if it has any tiny burrs. (I have decided to order several sheets of it from John Neal and cut them up for the group for this meeting. You only need a smallish piece.)
* A little dropper bottle with distilled water to dilute ink if it gets thick.
* A pen rest (glue together two wine bottle corks … or order from John).
* A travel-size tube of toothpaste and old toothbrush to clean ink off nibs.