#VikingArtyParty

#VikingArtyParty
#VikingArtyParty
#VikingArtyParty
#VikingArtyParty
#VikingArtyParty
#VikingArtyParty
#VikingArtyParty
A couple of weekends ago I trotted off to central London for a crafty afternoon organised by Viking at Lumiere London. It was a seriously relaxing and fun afternoon of calligraphy, mindful origami and block printing.

On arrival we were split into 3 groups that rotated between the 3 activities. The group I was in started at the calligraphy table which was definitely the session I was most looking forward to. The calligraphy workshop was led by Suzie, who was brilliant at guiding us through how to hold and use a calligraphy pen. Suzie was so friendly and did an excellent job of going round the table, helping everyone individually with their lettering. I really enjoyed this session and I can’t wait to get practising my calligraphy in my spare time. Who knows I might even be able to make my own wedding placecards!

Suzie and I talked quite a bit before the session started and she told me that she owns a high quality stationery shop named A L’aise selling calligraphy supplies, greeting cards and more. She has very kindly offered a 15% discount until the end of August which you can take advantage of by using code SUPER15.

We then went on to mindful origami run by Samuel Tsang. Samuel shared a lot of interesting background and history to origami. I really like the concept of using origami as a tool for meditation and thinking positively of friends and family. During this session we made an envelope and a flapping bird.

The final session was block printing held by Jane, by this point we were running a little behind so we got stuck in straight away, block printing our own designs onto a box file. I went for a purple triangle design but everyone got extremely creative in this session and all of the different designs looked amazing lined up in a row!

I had a great afternoon at the #VikingArtyParty, it was lovely to meet new people and also catch up with a few friends. It was an extremely well organised afternoon with drinks, croissants and lots of crafty goodness. Thank you very much for having me Viking!

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  • ninegrandstudent

    I’ve always wanted to try calligraphy, but being left-handed means I can’t even write with a normal fountain pen! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • ninegrandstudent

    I’ve always wanted to try calligraphy, but being left-handed means I can’t even write with a normal fountain pen! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • there were quite a few left handed people there on the day and they seemed to pick it up, Suzie was great at guiding everyone individually xx

  • This sounds like such a lovely thing to do, as usual your photographs are incredible xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • you’re too kind Zoe <3 xxx