19 April 2019

Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire

Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire

I love finding new hobbies and things to do - creatively it's hard for me to sit still as I always want to learn new things! I first met Victoria when I started Dalry Rose Digital - Victoria got in touch for help with her product photos so I got to know her and the Victoria Blum Calligraphy brand. I love how chic calligraphy looks and have always wanted to try my hand at it so I was very excited when Victoria invited me to her calligraphy workshop in Winchester, Hampshire.

Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire


Set in the upstairs events room of a traditional pub with a twist in the heart of Winchester, this workshop was an intimate and fun gathering. Everyone was a beginner at calligraphy but wanted to learn a new creative skill and hobby. Once we settled Victoria told us a little bit about calligraphy and armed us with a pack of all the tools we needed to get started. You don't need to bring anything except yourself and a willingness to try something new and have fun!

Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire
Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire
Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire

It was really fun to practice calligraphy - we used a thin sheet of paper so we could trace the letters and try and make words, and there is no right or wrong way although best practices exist for a reason to help you achieve the best results! Victoria told us that everyone finds their own style of calligraphy with practice and it's very true. We had a giggle over the first few letters we wrote, but over the course of the workshop our skills were getting better.

I found calligraphy very relaxing - although you are focused on what you're doing, your mind is also quite still. It's like a creative form of meditation I'm terrible at sitting still and silencing my mind as I always find things to think about but this was one of the only times my mind was peacefully quiet.

Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire
Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire
Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire
Victoria Blum Calligraphy Workshop in Hampshire

We took away our beginners packs from Victoria with everything we needed to carry on trying our hand at calligraphy - I have to admit that my pack sits on my desk with the best intentions to take an hour or two to practice calligraphy and clear my mind, but I haven't used it yet. Although I'll be prepping my skills as I think there's nothing prettier than a beautiful calligraphy font on a birthday or Christmas card - or even wrapping paper!

Visit Victoria Blum Calligraphy website and find out more about her current Modern Calligraphy Workshops in Hampshire: Victoria Blume Calligraphy

*Victoria Blum has invited me to participate in the Modern Calligraphy Workshop - all opinions and thoughts are my own.
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