Manuscript Calligraphy Compendium

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This gorgeous Calligraphy Compendium from Manuscript is a fabulous present for lovers of the written arts.

Beginners and experts can enjoy the luxury of this beautiful calligraphy collection, where you can use up to five unique nibs in a variety of gorgeous decorations. Take these pens wherever you go! With convenient cartridges and multi-coloured pen holders, create a series of combinations, from colour to nib size.

What’s more, this collection comes with a booklet and practice sheet to get you ready for the final design. Detailed and easy to follow, immerse yourself in the art of penmanship and keep the spirit of writing alive.

  • Includes four pens, five nib sections, 18 cartridges and one ink converter.
  • Includes Instructions and Practice Sheet.
  • Ink Colours: 10 Black, two blue, two sepia, two red and two green.

Manuscript Calligraphy Compendium

Product code: 5756651000

Reviews (18)

3.5 Stars3.7 / 5
Manuscript Calligraphy Compendium is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Calligraphy Set I started doing Calligraphy 25yrs ago. I stopped doing it because I didn't have a decent set. After seeing the amount of items in the set, I decided to start again. The nibs are easy to change with minimal mess. Easy to use - even as a left-hander! Perfect for beginners and advanced calligraphers alike. I cannot fault this set. I will be using it for a very long time to come.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good range of inks, nib sizes and Caligraphy instructions This pack has a good range of coloured inks and different nib sizes to produce different effects. However, initially I was disappointed as the ink doesn't flow quickly into the nib when first using and so appeared scratchy. Once the ink is flowing they produce nice letters and are much smoother and easier to work with giving some nice results. It would have scored higher had there been more information on how to get the ink flowing at first or whether you just have to wait, otherwise you could believe the product does not work initially. I got tips of running warm soapy water through the nibs from Youtube, if the ink won't flow when they are brand new. But I don't know if this is the correct thing to do or not, but it did do the trick very quickly. The smaller nibs seem to be easier to work with than the largest nib, but that could just be me, as I am new to the hobby. I would recommend the product, as for the price ,it is a good introduction to caligraphy. Once the ink is flowing ,after initial use, the ink flows fine and I haven't had any problems since. It also helps to read the instructions about moving the pen down and to the right as this definitely helps with ink flow... The pen did not work well moving to the left at the beginning when the nib was new, but if you follow the guidelines on how to draw the letters (down and to the right) you should not have any issues. Now the nibs are no longer new and have good ink flow, I find even moving to the left works fine, for when I forget the right technique. Otherwise a good pack.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the best These needed to be returned, We ended up with more ink on our hands than anywhere else which is a shame as my daughter was really looking forward to using these
Date published: 2020-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as I thought I did think this set came with a full instruction booklet, but the examples it came with aren’t great at all. Bit disappointed to be fair
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from focuses the mind! excited to get this product - very informative instructions, perhaps not for the very beginner, but the pens and inks are lovely.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only 1/5 nibs worked! The set came with around five nibs and I could only get one of the nibs to work properly so I returned the set.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great starter kit This kit comes with everything you need to get started in calligraphy. Four pens, four nibs and a bunch of inks in different colour, they're all laid out in a lovely tin case. There's a guide book and a pad of practice paper which is good quality. My only concern was that the larger nibs are difficult to get a decent ink flow through them. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong though. I would definitely recommend this set to anyone looking to get into calligraphy, the book gave a number of projects and how to instructions also.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An ideal gift Purchased for a gift the pens and inks were nicely presented in a metal box. The quality of the pen barrel, a very lightweight plastic was a little disappointing.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great beginners set! This was brought as an introduction to Calligraphy for myself. The product was in a handy box, and contained everything for a beginner, including a variety of coloured inks. The instruction book was helpful and easy to follow. Very pleased with product. I marked as good as opposed to excellent as I would have preferred not to have coloured plastic holders for the spares, but that is just my preference.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caligraphy set Item as described. Everything I need as a new starter to calligraphy.
Date published: 2018-02-04
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