This set is actually pretty awesome. My favorite things are the instructional DVD, the practice book, and the informational book. Honestly though, the DVD is the BEST thing. I love it since I’m a visual learner and it really breaks down the complexity of the strokes. The set also comes with drills, blank sheets, ink, an oblique nib holder, and extra nibs. I gave the oblique holder, ink, and nibs to Des because I already have one, not to mention I have my Pilot Custom 912 fountain pen with a Spencerian grind (don’t mean to brag but… It writes like a dream!!!). I just don’t have the patience/time for the dip pens right now but I hope too… one day!
So far everything is ok. I’m learning more ways to write certain letters, like p, q, t, and d. Man it’s hard! Like really hard trying to get those fat little down strokes on the top or bottom. I’m so-so right now with the lower case but I’m taking a break from the upper case letters. I’m stuck on H, J, and I. Curse that I! It’s like the never-ending stroke of Spencerian! Ugh!
I will get back to it but needed a break, plus I wanted to post about this great set in case anyone wanted to try it out after the Spencerian practice books. I suggest the Spencerian practice books first then the Michael Sull set. I think it’s a little easier like that.
If you do try it out, let me know what you think in the comments. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.