Secrets of the Swelling Line and Yalloplate

Copperplate Workshop with Rachel Yallop

example 3 of Rachel Yallop' copperplate variations

The workshop will be held on Zoom, Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, 2021.
It will start at 9am EST each day and last approximately three hours each day.

Rachel will teach her own beautiful style of copperplate, starting with a more formal hand and moving into lots of variations.

The cost of the workshop is $60 USD for TCG members, $90 for non-members.

NOTE: A recording will be available to participants for one month after the workshop.

REGISTER: 2/25/2021 Note: This class is currently full. Please send an email to to get on the waiting list.


  • Pointed nib. I use Gillott 303 or Hunt 101 nibs.    (Whatever pointed nib you are comfortable with)
  • Pen holder – straight, or angled/oblique if preferred.
  • Free-flowing ink or gouache. I use Pelikan 4001 and Schmincke calligraphy gouache.  (Again, whatever you are comfortable with – red & black if you want to use Rachel’s favorite color scheme )
  • Paper: I use marker or layout paper. Rhodia is particularly good.  ( You need a good smooth paper that won’t bleed)

To learn more about Rachel Yallop, visit her website Rachel Yallop, or look for Rachel Yallop on Instagram.

Samples of Rachel Yallop’s copperplate variations:
example 2 of Rachel Yallop' copperplate variations

example 1 of Rachel Yallop' copperplate variations

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