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Free Border tutorial

Learn how to create this twelfth century border design

Free Tutorial!

My gift to you. Follow the step by step instructions on the downloadable PDF to create this border from St Alban's Psalter in the twelfth century. Below is an example of how it can be used. Combine it with your protogothic calligraphy or a drawing. Add an illuminated letter or play with colour combinations and have fun.

You can also purchase the instructions for the matching Illuminated letter - Zoomorphic letter D



Your Instructor


Tania Crossingham
Tania Crossingham

I am a professional artist and teacher who has been passionately creating Medieval Illuminated manuscripts for thirty years. My work has been sold all over the world. Trained as an art teacher I have taught hundreds of people how to create illuminations for themselves.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.


I believe that keeping this beautiful art form alive is very important, so I want to teach you and help perpetuate this time honoured tradition. I also see how illumination can be used to help you. As a gentle, meditative practice; it calms the mind and helps you to focus. In a busy, digital world… it is important to take time out for yourself, make something tangible and connect to your inner creativity. Most of all, the act of creating the beauty for yourself, helps to restore your own inner balance.

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