zulily Facebook Live: DIY Hand Lettering Tutorial

Recently I had the chance to be part of zulily’s Facebook Live and co-host 3 craft Valentine’s craft tutorials. The third and final segment was a DIY Hand Lettering Tutorial, a skill that allows you to essentially “fake” calligraphy. In case you didn’t catch it live, here’s the full video!

Don’t forget to check out the other two segments: watercolor calligraphy Valentines and DIY glitter Valentines!

zulily Facebook Live: DIY Glitter Valentines

Recently I had the chance to be part of zulily’s Facebook Live and do 3 craft Valentine’s craft tutorials. The first segment was both kid and adult friendly: DIY glitter Valentines! If you think you don’t like working with glitter, we have 3 glitter hacks that might make you re-think glitter. In case you didn’t catch it live, here’s the full video!

Stay tuned for the next segments: watercolor calligraphy Valentines and DIY hand lettering!

Seattle Calligraphy Meetup – Thursday, February 2, 2017

let's letter together - tori photo V2

After taking a short break for the holidays, I’m excited to announce that the first Seattle Calligraphy Meet-up in 2017 is happening this week!

To cultivate community and calligraphy in the Seattle area, we host a meet-up once a month (or so) that’s free of cost and open to the public. An informal affair, people who share an interest in lettering gather together to get inspired, try new supplies, and make friends in the process.

Grab a friend and your supplies and join us for our next Seattle Calligraphy Meetup!

  • Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Roy Street Coffee and Tea, 700 Broadway East, Seattle
  • REGISTER on Eventbrite

In case that date doesn’t work for you, my immensely talented friend Hillary Grant is hosting her Type Treatment Seattle meet-up this weekend! With two lettering events happening in one week, it’s what you might call double trouble!


  • Saturday, February 4 from 2 to 6pm
  • Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway, Seattle
  • Details

Happy New Year!

happy-new-year-glitterHappy New Year, friends! It was such a treat to create alongside you in 2016 and we wish you a year of creativity and prosperity in 2017. Hopefully you got some calligraphy goodies in your stocking this Christmas and you’re ready to start 2017 off right.

Here’s a list of our upcoming calligraphy classes in January:

Watch for an upcoming Calligraphy Meetup in January as well!

DIY Christmas Calligraphy Wrapping Paper


Make your gift stand out under the tree this year with your very own DIY Christmas calligraphy wrapping paper!

All you need is:

  • Craft paper, or large pieces of blank paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush

To start, cut the size paper you need, then start writing a repeating phrase like “let it snow”, and stagger it across the page.


You can even do the same thing with little illustrations like stars and snowflakes.


Once your ink dries, wrap the gift and adorn accordingly.




Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Photos by Austin Tott | Calligraphy by Sarah Ward