maybelle calligraphy kit besottedMaybelle Imasa-Stukuls is not only one of my favorite calligraphers but one of my favorite people as well. I am delighted to share her calligraphy kit with you today as a resource for anyone getting started, or those like me that love to have a collection of their fave calligraphers handpick supplies and also include their letterforms to practice.  I have received parcels from Miss Maybelle in the past and I can attest to the quality and sheer delight you will receive upon opening.

Currently Maybelle is at the IAMPETH convention, something I am completely envious about (and any budding calligrapher should consider for the future), but she will be back soon and will be shipping her kits out. If a kit won’t do Maybelle has been teaching around the world so I am sure their will be a live workshop in or near your neck of the woods soon.

For those of you that have started their lettering journey how has it been for you? Found any favorite supplies you would like to share? Any tips you have learned?  I haven’t practiced since before we moved and I am aching to get back to it, I love the meditative state it puts me in, even though I can be very hard on myself if things aren’t going as planned. I can’t wait to get back to it though and hopefully I can find a calligraphy class locally because I do love to learn from individuals that have mastered their craft. I highly recommend taking a formal calligraphy class even if you want to pursue more modern calligraphy styles, it really helps to understand the formations and how you can make them your own.

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups.


  1. I love her calligraphy! My favorite gold to write with is Windsor and Newton’s gold gouache. I love gouache in general. I even found that I like using black gouache way more than black ink.

    1. Julia any tricks to get the consistency right? I have had a hard time with gouache but I know it opens up so many more options for colors!

  2. Oh my goodness! Maybelle’s work looks gorgeous. I wish I could attend one of her workshops, hopefully she’ll come to the islands one day. Now I’m off to drool at her website haha. I’m so glad to have discovered her here. Hope you get back in the calligraphy groove soon, it can be so therapeutic ;) x Thanks again for a wonderful post!

    1. I am sure she will (and I will be begging to come with her, lol). Her botanical drawings are stunning, I love how effortless she makes everything look. I need to start practicing my drawing skills again.

  3. It’s been over 15 years since I’ve done calligraphy and I’m thankful for all the information you’ve shared. Feeling refreshed!

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