Brushes: Bring brushes you have (all kinds, large and small). You will NEED at least one pointed brush and one broad-edged brush
Pointed brushes:Winsor-Newton Series 7 #000 is good to have for detailed drawing of letters (opt.)
John recommends sable as they snap back to a point the best. Here are some alternatives: W & N Series 8, Handover 66, Escoda 1212 Kolinksky #4, Sharff, Chinese/Japanese brushes, Lebenzon, W & N Sceptre, Jack Richeson 9000 Signature Series #6, Isabey 6226, Raphael 8408, Loew Cornell 9000, Cirrus 110 (W&N)
Pentel Cartridge Brush
A broad-edge brush: W&N 995 1/2"
Small Brauses and Mitchells
Pointed pens (pointed pens come in a variety of flexibility and metal. We will use them as pointed pens and learn to shape them into a kind of hybrid "pointed/broad" pen)
If you have color media, like some pastels and color pencils, they may come in handy
Nice paper if you want to make a piece(there will be papers provided. Suggested papers: Arches Text Wove, Japanese papers, Frankfurt, BFK Rives, Ingres, Strathmore, Canson, Bond paper if it does not bleed.
Long and short texts
A magnifier or loupe for looking at nibs when shaping
An Arkansas stone and very fine polishing paper for shaping and polishing nibs.
Palette to palette our brushes. (I like glass, but porcelain or hard material will work.)
A small brush for loading pens
Note taking stuff
Straight edge for lines
Crops (2 "L" crops. You can cut from matt board)
Small container (to share tempera paint)
Soap to clean brushes
A few simple tools for bookmaking like a bone folder
Something to make holes and we may actually sew some pages together(opt.)
Felt-tipped, roller ball, or ballpoint pens (opt.)