Creative Craft Show

October 2017

Members and group visitors attended our stand in the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), Glasgow during 26 to 29 October 2017.  They were on hand to answer calligraphy questions, to encourage visitors to try some calligraphy, and to give out group information

Having a corner stand gave us invaluable space for visitors to sit down and try some calligraphy with volunteers giving advice and help as needed.  This year we gave visitors a nice bookmark instead of leaflets or business cards

Glasgow Scribes Bookmark

We also sold a significant amount of £1 Information Sheet packs - always good reference when learning new calligraphy scripts!  Next year we hope to have an updated version of the pack/sheets which will be even more useful to event visitors

The 2017 event was busy and enjoyable with a lot of interest in calligraphy so we look forward to next year's Creative Crafts Show and Crafts for Christmas 

October 2016

Our stand was busy with visitors enquiring about calligraphy, materials and classes and trying some calligraphy at our visitor table.  Stand volunteers were available to give assistance and to demonstrate some writing.  Hundreds of Glasgow Scribes contact cards were given out over the four days of Hobbycrafts (27-30 October 2016).  Our members kindly allowed the display of their Annual Exhibition work to be displayed on the back wall of the stand after being on tour over the summer period.  Yet again this year's Hobbycrafts was enjoyable, busy and worthwhile as the Glasgow Scribes got some visitors to our events after the fair.  Thanks to all volunteers who gave up their time to be at our stand and/or give examples of their calligraphy

October 2015

We had another successful presence at Hobbycrafts, Glasgow, during 22-25 October 2015 - all possible because of the stand given to us by ICHF and our enthusiastic volunteers.  Members gave up a couple of half days to attend the event and/or submitted calligraphy items for display.  They were on hand to answer questions, to encourage visitors to try some calligraphy and to give out information about the Glasgow Scribes

On the left is Keith Miller who's sitting at the visitor table ready to pass on his writing skills.  We received a lot of interest in calligraphy which was very satisfying - we hope that everyone who came to our stand enjoys learning and doing calligraphy in the future

This year we were allowed to sell more items for group funds - a group produced box of quotations written by members during the current meeting session and a set of 5 greeting cards produced in a previous session.  We also had 8 information sheets which included some popular scripts such as Roundhand and Italics and which were also used by visitors trying out calligraphy.  Selling items ensures that printing costs are covered and also helps with future calligraphy events and meeting room hire.  Hundreds of A5 leaflets giving general calligraphy and group information were handed out over the four days

Since the event we've received several enquiries about the group and its activities, some visitors to our meetings and new members.  With stand items filed until next year we look forward to attending Hobbycrafts during October 2016.

October 2014

After some consideration we decided not to attend HobbyCrafts this year however hope to return to the event in future years

October 2013

We had another busy and enjoyable four days at HobbyCrafts, SECC, Glasgow during 24-27 October 2013.  Stand volunteers met a lot of calligraphers and crafters who were keen to try out their writing skills at our visitor table.  It was also nice to see several children who were willing to try writing with calligraphy tools supplied - some calligraphers for the future!  We hope that visitors enjoyed visiting us and talking to our time giving members who again manned the stand with skill, patience and enthusiasm.  I'm sure we will see some new members this year after the event

Thanks to all who assisted with stand displays, calligraphy tools/supplies, comments, images and volunteering. We hope to see you at the HobbyCrafts October 2014 event - 23 to 26 October 2014 

October 2012

Several members of the Glasgow Scribes spent a couple of hours helping out at our stand at HobbyCrafts at the SECC, Glasgow, 25th - 28th October 2012.  As in past years the event was enjoyable and productive as we met visitors from within and around Glasgow and far afield and also fellow HobbyCrafts stand holders.

Our aims in attending the event were to:- promote calligraphy and the Glasgow Scribes and to encourage visitors to try calligraphy or re-kindle existing skills.  Our volunteers chatted to the public, provided an excellent range of calligraphy and related items for display, and also gave out hundreds of leaflets about the group.  Thanks to all members who contributed to the event - we couldn't be present at HobbyCrafts without them!

We hope that visitors enjoyed our display and meeting some of our members and that you've been enthused about calligraphy.  We also look forward to welcoming some new members to the Glasgow Scribes during the year