Written Word Calligraphy

Written Word, a home grown Vancouver business with an exceptional attention to detail and elegant charm was founded by Karla Lim, a modern calligrapher, designer and calligraphy educator. Her passion for the craft extends to each product.

Calligraphy Tools & Kits

Written Word crafts exceptional calligraphy tools with beautifully textured wood pen holders, and brass accessories.

Wax Seals, Stationery, and Books

Taking calligraphy to the next level with practice resources, and sealing in with the old world charm of wax seals.

About The Collection

We work with world-renowned manufacturers to bring you the most exciting products. For years, the list of items we’d love to carry has been growing – some seemed too niche, too pricey or in a category with too much selection. However, the time has come and we’re delighted to introduce The Collection. 


These are art supplies with a special story – a rich history, unusual choice of colour, exceptional process in manufacturing, or championed by a handful of enthusiastic connoisseurs. Boutique, small batch, locally produced or hard to acquire … items you might struggle to find through mainstream channels, but that doesn’t mean they all come with a hefty price tag! We’ve shopped the world to bring you The Collection, and true to our values, there’s something in it for everyone.