We Make Collective – Calligraphy and brush lettering

Hello! A couple of months back I talked about We Make Collective –  a bi-monthly craft subscription designed to teach you a new skill, the first being all about weaving. Well, to end the year on a high I’m over the moon to tell you I’m a contributor on the second We Make Collective kit – calligraphy and brush lettering!

I’m so pleased to be apart of We Make Collective; Fran is doing a fantastic job and the community around We Make Collective is fully supportive of all forms of creativity – yay for that and not feeling the pressure of crafting in a particular set way, just enjoying the freedom to make something and feel good about it.


We Make Collective - Calligraphy and Brush Lettering - This Little Space of Mine


This month, the collective have focused on calligraphy and brush lettering. A team of us have worked on tutorials and ideas for subscribers and my contribution is these Christmas cards using brush lettering. I’ve added a bit of a twist – with a focus for left handed folk, like me. I know in the past I’ve felt reluctant to try calligraphy or brush lettering through the fear that I’ll end up smudging it and making a mess, but this is where We Make Collective steps in; fully supportive of giving things a go.


We Make Collective - calligraphy tutorial - This Little Space of Mine


It can feel scary to give something new a go, but We Make Collective will give you everything you need – as well as a community of people around you – to learn something new and enjoy it in a way that suits your skill level.


We Make Collective - calligraphy tutorial - This Little Space of Mine


This project also challenged my photography skills – I’m determined to get better at styling and shooting photos; with the added pressure of putting a tutorial for others, I worked really hard to get as best a shoot – with those grey clouds surrounding us! – as I could. And you know what… I’m happy with the results. I’m still learning but pleased with the outcome. 

We Make Collective - calligraphy tutorial - This Little Space of Mine


Have you got your calligraphy and brush lettering kit yet? I’d love to hear how you’re getting on; better still, if you’ve had a go at my Christmas card tutorial say hello!

If you’d like to know more about We Make Collective and purchase the next kit – all about natural dyeing, shibori and batik, pop over to the website now. Thank you, Fran, for letting me be a part of it, it’s been great fun!

Leanne x

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2 Comments on We Make Collective – Calligraphy and brush lettering

  1. hannah
    17/12/2015 at 10:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I really like the idea of this, I love being able to learn new skills especially when it comes to being creative and crafts. I love the colours you have used!

    Happy Christmas
    Hannah
    x
    http://www.daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

    • Leanne Beale
      18/12/2015 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Hannah! It was really good fun to learn and have a play around, I’d recommend it. 🙂 xx