Understanding proportion in calligraphy is essential when you have to fit your lettering within a tight space – on place cards for example, or on a larger scale something like a long, thin wooden sign. You can always add a flourish to fill a space if needed! For this simple yet extremely effective nib project, we’re going to personalise a chocolate wrapper that can be given to any wedding or dinner guest as a uniquely tasty table favour.


Click to download the Modern Calligraphy practise sheet: Chocolate wrapper

Modern Calligraphy & Lettering magazine

Modern Calligraphy & Lettering magazine is a brand-new luxury magazine that will inspire and equip you to create beautiful artwork and handmade stationery, as well as fabulously creative upcycling projects. With expert input from some of the best modern calligraphers in the world such as Kirsten Burke, Joi Hunt and Julia Broughton, you’ll be encouraged to work on your own technique and style while choosing the products that work for you. As well as helpful step-by-steps and gorgeous craft projects for nib and brush calligraphy, there are some fab makes for different types of lettering, including stitching and cake icing. You’ll be amazed at the results! Each of the craft projects comes with a traceable template for you to follow or use as a guide. All this plus beautiful home décor inspiration, Instagram galleries, news and events.




  • FREE GIFT – a 32-page Calming Calligraphy supplement
  • STARTER PROJECTS – simple techniques to get you started
  • PULL-OUT ART CARDS – 8 beautiful pieces of calligraphy for you to recreate and frame
  • NEXT LEVEL – Leading modern calligraphy Kirsten Burke shows us how to create a large-scale piece with metallic detailing
  • TRADITION – We look back at the beautiful technique of Copperplate with step-by-step guides to trying it at home


Click to order your copy of Modern Calligraphy & Lettering

Digital edition also available on Google, Apple, Zinio & Kindle. To get a digital copy via the App Store or Google Play, download the free Mollie Makes app. Once in the app you’ll find us in the specials tab.

Modern calligraphy issue 2 cover


Kirsten has worked as a professional calligrapher for 22 years. Her focus is to share the mindfulness techniques of calligraphy, whilst providing easy-to-follow templates for those just starting out in calligraphy. Kirsten was commissioned to write a guide for the Mail on Sunday in May 2019. She is the author of 5 books on modern calligraphy and she is the consultant for Modern Calligraphy & Lettering Magazine

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