We Visit our Italian Calligraphy Factory

We Visit our Italian Calligraphy Factory

We Visit our Italian Calligraphy Factory

[caption id="attachment_1607" align="alignleft" width="241"]trecate Image courtsey of of oknavara.it[/caption]   First impressions of our feather quill dip pens are “Ye Old-Wolde” traditional England (think Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare). It is therefore quite surprising to know it is all made in Trecate, a little village outside of Milan. During our recent visit, we discovered a small workshop where everything was finished by hand, and we wanted to share these pictures with you.   The factory was established about 60 years ago by Franca’s father (Franca can be seen in the background). Most of the workers are members of the family, or local to Trecate. Whilst some parts are sourced, everything is assembled by hand. workers Goose feathers are either spray-painted (silver and gold) or died and left to dry stacks of feathersstacks of feathers 2             ink and Vat   The ink is stored in large Vats and poured by hand into small glass bottles. The ink and nibs are both sourced from England.