As some of you may know by now I am bound and determined to 'play' - teaching myself, at long last, some calligraphy. I have been trying a variety of different nibs & nib holders & I plan to post an article with photos of the various holders that I have been trying in the near future. These nib holders, however, deserve some special note. I wanted to try an oblique holder (the one on the bottom). I had heard that it makes some calligraphy easier and, eureka!, it does.
I was having a bit of a time deciding on what brand and what style; what shape and what size to order when I happened up C.S. Hawkins. She sent me an email in response to a query I had posted and the rest, as they say, is history that I can now hold in my hand. Cathy Sue makes holders, hand turned pens & pencil holders out of a variey of gorgeous woods. I wanted one made from my favorite Western Cedar because we have several "grandmother' trees in our yard and I have a special affection for these remarkable trees. Lo and behold ! She was able to special order some Western Cedar. These are special holders for and I hope I will one day do them justice. Check out Cathy Sue's great website and see some more of her beautiful creations! I'll have a post detailing the variety of pen holders I am trying soon!