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Lessons in Calligraphy and Penmanship
Left-Handed Penmanship and Calligraphy

Welcome to the IAMPETH Lessons pages. Here you will find a wealth of material for learning calligraphy and penmanship. Cursive handwriting, Ornamental Penmanship, Copperplate, Spencerian script - we have lessons on these and much more.

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Left-Handed Penmanship and Calligraphy

Left-Handed Writing, taken with permission from www.leftys.com.au
Calligraphy and The Left-Handed Scribe, by Jodi Christiansen
Teaching Left-Handers to Write, by M.K. Holder, PhD
The Left-handed Writers Page, hosted by Classic Fountain Pens, Inc.
Left & Right, an illustration of different techniques by Bill Hildebrandt
A Collection of Posts from Cyberscribes, collected by Andrew van der Merwe
Video - Different Styles of Pointed Pen Scripts, by John DeCollibus, Master Penman
Video - Ornamental Penmanship, by John DeCollibus, Master Penman
Video - Writing Left-handed, a YouTube video from www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk
Books for Left-Handers:
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"Left-handed Calligraphy" by Vance Studley, 1979, reprinted by Dover
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"Insights into Left-handed Calligraphy" by Betsy Rivers-Kennedy, 1984
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"Basics of Left-Handed Calligraphy" by Margaret Shepherd, 1988
Websites of notable left-handed Scribes:
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Gaynor Goffe http://www.gaynorgoffe-calligraphy.co.uk/
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John DeCollibus http://www.beyondwordsscript.com/
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Rosemary Buczek http://www.gildedquill.com/
IAMPETHBetsy Rivers-Kennedy  http://web.me.com/bkennedyva/Site/Welcome.html
IAMPETHDebi Zeinert http://www.bloomingquill.com

Study as much as you practice.
Know what you want to execute.
Use only the best materials.
Keep your pens very clean.
Watch your slant carefully.
Master one style at a time.
Sit up, don't slouch, and breathe regularly.

- Louis Madarasz (view image)

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