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.
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.
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.
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.
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!