Memphis Calligraphy Guildsince 1987

since 1987


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October Guild Meeting

When: October 2, 2017
Where: Church of the Holy Communion
4645 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Calligraphy 101: Fraktur

Presented by Beth Mitchell

Our program on October 2 will be a hands-on demonstration of Fraktur, a lettering style dating to the 16th century and more recently seen in the beautifully decorative folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch to commemorate birth and baptismal certificates, marriage and house blessings, bookplates and floral and figurative scene.

Supplies needed: wide, broad-edged pen (Speedball C-0 or C-1 nib or parallel pen) ink, grid paper

Need supplies? The Guild will have these supplies on-hand for members, guests and visitors to use at no charge.

Visit to learn more about the Fraktur style.

If you have any samples of Fraktur that you would like to share, please bring them to the meeting for display.

(pictured: the Seven Rules of Wisdom by Fraktur artist Susanna Heebner)

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