Regular readers will know all about my love of text fabric. This is a beautiful example, Calligraphy fabric by Suzuko Koseki. I bought mine from Etsy seller, Lucky Kaeru.
I have mentioned my creative primary school education before. Calligraphy was a standard lesson and from age eight we all learnt to write italic handwriting as our normal script with Platinum ink pens. Sounds idyllic? It worked better for some than others; for those who struggled with the chiseled nib and ink flow, their work was always a blue smudgy affair I also remember going to the secretary's office to have cartridges refilled with a syringe.
This is my original work booklet- my mum found it in a cupboard recently. This was my bible and it gives me a big wave of nostalgia seeing it again.
You can see how this style of instructional imagery has influenced the SK fabric. I found some of my exercise attempts in ink and shock horror, biro- I think I did these at home. I didn't stick with the hymn long before going off on on a tangent.
This page would make a wonderful fabric print.
As I moved further up the school I did move on from my biro scribble. In my final year, age 11, I produced a book for a class project on Lindisfarne inspired by the illuminated gospels. We made books each year, I have my book on sheep and another on Victorians, great mementos of a lively education
I was so lucky to have such a creative education in the state sector, it's stuck with me and every time I choose a text fabric for a sewing project I am reminded and thankful of Mr Cowper and many others.