Maggie showed The Guild all the possibilities of using a pointed pen!
In the photos you can see that pointed pen can be used to make decorations, such as this Christmas tree & Lombardic capitals. In another photo you can see how Maggie uses a 100% cotton photography glove, to keep oils from her writing hand off the paper. She cuts the tips off the fingers of the glove, so she can grip the pen.
Joan Schmitz did a fabulous lesson, teaching the Carolingian hand! Joan also taught the history of the Carolingian hand and how and why it was developed. Carolingian hand consists of only minuscule letters. It has no capital letters, so the people used what they already had, Romans or Uncials, as capital letters.
Thanks to Joan for providing all the supplies for everyone. Everyone went home with a wooden pen holder, metal nib, container of sumi ink, in addition to a folder with great handouts!