I'm very grateful to both John Neal Bookseller and Paper & Ink Arts for putting together a package for us. Here are the direct links to our supply lists:
http://www.paperinkarts.com/conniechen.html (Use the Code: cchen for 10% off at checkout)
The reason I decided to trouble my friends at both places is because they each carry certain items I think are essential on my list. If you already own a version of an item on the list, please do by all means use what you have.
Zanerian Manual (for Engrosser’s Script only)
This was the textbook at the Zanerian College and has the best instructions on Engrosser's Script.
1 Oblique Holder for Engrosser's Script (not needed for the Offhand Flourishing Course)
1 Straight holder for Offhand Flourishing
I suggested the dinky dips but if you already have an inkwell, please ignore the dinky dip suggestion.
If you are a beginner, I recommend the Tom Norton Walnut Ink (not ink crystals) as it does not require maintenance.
Alternatively, I use the Moon Palace Sumi Ink for reproducing work / Old World Iron Gall for original pieces (thinner hairlines but more wear on the nibs)
Rhodia Pad, Dot Grid 8.25"x11.75"
28lb laser paper (available at Staples)
This is a cheaper alternative for practicing. The downside is that you have to line the paper yourself.
Essential for drawing and checking the slant of your script.
The S798. C-Thru 12 Inch GRAPH Ruler I recommended on the John Neal list is a very useful tool to have. The transparent graph lining allows you to check your measurements easily.
Gillott 303, Leonardt Principal, & the Gillott 1068A. If you have only used G nibs, please make sure to purchase each of the above. Gillott 303's quality control has been an issue so I would suggest to purchase a few to make sure that you don't have damaged nibs.
Paper Towel & Water to clean Nibs