Calligrafia with Maybelle Imasa Stukuls: the workshops

Even after a few days from the Calligrafia workshop, I'm still dreaming of ink drawing on paper, the beautiful atmosphere we had at the studio with the students and the warmth of Maybelle voice and her way of teaching. It was really amazing. I selected a few photos from that special day and I hope it can give an idea of workshops. I also would like to refer to two blog posting, one by Justine Hand and the other in German by Heike Pototschnigg that add more details on the workshop. A huge thank you to Maybelle for coming all the way from San Francisco to teach modern calligraphy in our studio and to the wonderful students that joined us for the day. It was a dream!


Calligrafia with Maybelle Imasa Stukuls: The set up

The Calligrafia workshop with Maybelle was a wonderful experience. Ever since I discovered her work through Tristan of Besotted, I was completely in love with Maybelle's style and calligraphy. When we finally met in person the past December, I was thrilled about the opportunity to offer one of her workshop here at our studio. Since the very first hour of setting up the materials and styling the tables for the student to come, I knew it was going to be, indeed, amazing! During the workshop, I couldn't stop photographing each moment of Maybelle teaching, the students work and every detail it went to perform this special day. I have now more than two hundreds photos to sort and edit for the new post, but meanwhile, I didn't want to wait any longer to share these images of the set up with you. More very soon!

Ink and personalized pen holder for each student.
Setting up for each student seat
Center piece with wooden pencils and Metallic cotton ribbon spools.
Preparing the wood box calligraphy kit for the students.


The letterpress event

What a day celebrating letterpress printing and design! Thank you to everyone that came and joined the day with us and to Ladyfingers Letterpress, Albertine Press, Letter and Lark and Parrott Design Studio, the event wouldn't ever have been possible without you! More pics on Instagram and on lovely Posh and Prep blog. Thank you for the post Julie!


March 22nd: For the Love of Letterpress

A quick reminder: For the Love of Letterpress event is this Saturday, March 22nd at our studio on 97 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA, from 11 to 4 pm. We are getting ready and make space for the new exhibitors and to open our door to new and old studio's friend. Please join us and happy spring!


Calligrafia con Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

It seems a dream that Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls will come to our studio and offer a modern calligraphy workshop with us, with a twist on packaging, by using our line of ribbons. The workshop will be on April 12th, with a chance to chose between a morning class or afternoon. Here below is the description, if you are interested to sign up, the workshop is listed on the online shop or just send us an email. Space are very limited. If you like to read more about Maybelle, please read the interview by Besotted Brand blog. And if you are just curious to see some images of her workshops around the world, Maybelle was recently in Japan and Singapore, you can find lots of inspiration from her photography. I truly can't wait to have Maybelle joining us here in Brookline and to meet some of you soon.
Having studied calligraphy from traditional teachers, Maybelle teaches her unique style of calligraphy, using a pointed pen. This class is ideal for beginners and she tries to emphasize that each and every student develop their own style after attending this 3 hours class and that it should come through in your writing. Starting out with capitals, miniscules and then we move on to writing words. All materials for the class are provided and specially hand picked by Maybelle. Every student goes home with a kit which comes along with a one of a kind, personalized wooden pen holder made by Maybelle's husband. After all that learning and writing, all students will be treated to some delicious snacks. We promise food, calligraphy and a great time, so do come and join us together with Maybelle at our studio. Maybelle has a very impressive list of clients, including Martha Stewart Weddings, and her works have been featured on many design blogs, such as Design*Sponge and Oh Happy day. Having more than 10 years of experience under her belt, Maybelle teaches calligraphy workshops all over the world, recently in Singapore, Tokyo, Australia, New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Maybelle is bringing her special calligraphy and hand lettering kits packaged in a lovely wooden box. Along with the kit, you will receive a special selection from the Studio Carta ribbons. Delightful treats and espresso will be served.
CLASS VACANCY Cap of 8 students per session.

Metallic cotton ribbon and calligraphy by Maybelle
Photo by Jessie James
Photo by Elisabeth Messina


For the Love of Letterpress

If you love letterpress printing as much as we do, please join us on March 22nd, from 11 to 4 p.m. to print your own greeting cards on the 1928 Kelsey table top press. We had so much fun last year during this event, that we are ready to invite more designers to share the studio with us and open the door to see you all. Stop by to meet letterpress printers and designers behind the wonderful studios of Albertine Press, Ladyfingers Letterpress, Letter and Lark and Parrott Design, coming together to share their expertise and creations. See a preview of their work here below. Stay for delicious espresso, chocolates and good cheer. The event is free and open to the public, bring some friends and spread the word. Can't wait!

Lettering by Ladyfingers Letterpress
Ladyfingers Letterpress
Colleen Ellse of Letter and Lark
Albertine Press
Parrott Design


NY Now January 2014

It is time again for the NY Now show starting on February 2nd until February 6th. You will find us, along with Albertine Press at Booth No. 7416. Review the updated wholesale catalogue 2014 and come visit us. It will be a pleasure meeting you all!



Between Rome, Amalfi Coast, Pompei and Orvieto. What an amazing trip, as a dream...


Fine anno 2013

We have had a fantastic year here at Studio Carta and all thank to you and your support! We have some exciting plans for the next year, projects, collaborations, products to launch in 2014 and possibly a new workshops listing, which it is first on our to do list! You will be the first to know, as your feedback has been the main motivation to continue to grow and develop new ideas in our studio. But for now, we look forward to join the rest of the family and friends in Rome and come back refreshed and rested from spending time in the old continent and being close to where I'm from. Studio Carta and the online shop will be closed from December 25th until January 9th, 2014. If you like to follow, I'm will make sure to post images of my new discovery in Rome and around Italy. My warmest wishes for the holidays and the new year. See you back very soon!


Wrapping and styling 2013

Every year, I look forward to the moment that I open up my folder where I store a collection of different uses of Cotton Ribbons and Twine by other designers. I'm always flattered when I spot a spool of twine on one of your desks, when I see the cotton ribbons put to good use by a designer I really admire, or simply as a prop on some of your photos. It is what keeps me inspired to continue to offer high quality products, and to work closely with all of you on your projects. Below, is a small selection of some of the images that I hope you will enjoy. Please feel free to post your own images that include the use of Cotton Ribbons or any of my supplies on the facebook page, if I'm missing any of you on this long list. I would love to see them! I also created a Wrapping board on Pinterest where more ideas can be viewed for the holidays' gift wrapping season. We are offering free shipping on the online shop for domestic orders, until December 22nd. Please note, that the studio will be closed from December 23rd to January 9th. Thank you so much to all of your creativity and inspiration through the year!

Shanna Murray
Remodelista + Terrain
Justine Hand for Gardenista
Justine Hand for Gardenista

Kate and Birdie
Kate and Birdie
Jose Villa Photography
Martha Stewart Living
Shim and Son

Shim and Son
Scout's Honor Co.
Sycamore Street Press
More and Co. Maria Vettese
Maison Boutique
J. Tomas
Ladyfingers Letterpress
Frasier and Wing
Patch Nyc
Urbanic + 100 Layer Cake, photography by Paige Jones
Urbanic + 100 Layer Cake, photography by Paige Jones
Urbanic + 100 Layer Cake, photography by Paige Jones
Moontree Letterpress
Inkala images

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2014 events calendar

February 2nd- 6th, 2014
Booth # 7416
Javits Convention Center
New York City

March 22nd, 2014
11 to 4 pm
Studio Carta
97 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA

Studio Carta
April 12nd, 2014
Morning session 10 to 1
Afternoon session 3 to 6
97 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA

National Stationery Show

May 18th- 21st, 2014
Javits Convention Center
Booth # 1762
New York City

Ny Now

August 17th - 21st, 2014
Booth # 7416
Javits Convention Center
New York City

wholesale catalogue 2014

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