Our First Workshop Was the Write Stuff

Our First Workshop Was the Write Stuff

“Perfection is boring” is the first thing we were reminded of at the first ever Flea Style workshop, where hand-lettering expert Viv Jordan taught a capacity-and-then-some crowd the art of the beautiful “hello.”

It was a cool Dallas evening and a magical night for the Flea Style team — and for Viv, who said afterward that she “felt so fortunate to have had such a fun, talented and creative-driven group. After the class was over, it felt like hanging out with 15 new friends.” We hope the ladies who attended felt the same way. We were honored to have such a big group for the launch of our workshop series. It was a dream come true for us, and we had serious chill bumps watching it all go down.

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv set a thoughtful table for attendees, who got pens, paper, tip sheets and other materials they needed to practice lettering. They also got a Flea Style canvas tote, “Perfection Is Boring” print and a note card in which they were encouraged to write a message to a friend (or their future selves) in their newly learned script.

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopThere was wine, of course.

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopAnd cheese!

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopAnd things that go with wine and cheese!

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopThese caramel apple eclairs were made by Bethany House. The last time we ate anything so magnifique was in France. (Inquiries to bethany.pearcy@gmail.com.)

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopAfter guests got drinks and snacks, Viv got started explaining baselines and contrasting line thicknesses. We learned that “it’s all about the upstrokes and the downstrokes.”

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv led guests in several rounds of handwriting drills.

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopShe gave everyone plenty of time to practice — and lots of love and encouragement.

Viv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopViv Jordan Flea Style WorkshopBefore and after the workshop, guests got exclusive access to our retail showroom and 10 percent off everything, including our just-released vintage collection, a slew of Gypset Wraps that had arrived only hours before and a big selection of Viv’s notes cards.

We think everyone would agree that the night ended way too soon. Time, as they say, flies when you are having fun. And it was so fun! Want to see just how fun? Watch this video now!

Shamsy Roomiani will lead the next Flea Style workshop, block-printing on fabric. The date is October 20, and it’s sure to sell out. Reserve your spot now.

Photos: Natalie Barrett 

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