PICKLE PAPERS PENCIL PARLOR
Not all pencils are created equal. Peggy at Pickle Papers knows this and has dedicated a wall in her store called Pickle Papers Pencil Parlor to provide you with the best quality writing pencils at your fingertips. A plethora of pencils in different shapes, graphite grades, lead colors, and sizes to fit your needs from everyday use in writing and/or artistic drawing. You want to know all about the anatomy of a pencil? Ask Peggy, she knows it all. In the 30 years I've known her, she has always delighted at the sight of a good writing tool. After all, lettering is her artistic specialty and the right writing tool is essential.
But what makes one pencil better than the other? Peggy says California Cedar wood is the best wood to craft a pencil due to its ability to sharpen evenly and easily and the graphite cores are well centered. Lower quality pencils are off centered and may have broken leads, loose ferrules (metal tip that keeps the eraser in place), dry erasers and poor sharpening performance.
What kinds of pencils will you find in Pickle Papers Pencil Parlor? Every kind. Let's take a look at a few of the brands offered.
PALOMINO Blackwing Pencils
Originating in the 30's, the Blackwing Pencil has an impressive history of followers; John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones to list a few.
Cedar core, specially formulated graphite, unique eraser and a beautiful lacquered finish makes the pencil a joy to own and use. "Half the pressure, twice the speed."
VIARCO PENCILS - Vintage 3500
Viarco Pencils have been made in Portugal for more than 100 years! The Vintage Collection are the same pencils with the same packaging of 40's to 60's - fine wooden pencils in such a handsomely designed box! 12 pencils per box - Round or Hexagonal available.
THE PENCIL FACTORY sets of assorted colored pencils, chalkboard white pencils, and the Pickle signature set comes with notepad.
Whatever kind of pencil you are looking for, most likely Pickle Papers Pencil Parlor will have it. Novelty printed pencils, HB Graphite art pencils, and colored pencils for writers, artists, and students are among the many choices. Pick one up for yourself or give as a gift!
DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP A PENCIL POUCH, EXTRA ERASERS AND SHARPENERS!
To fashionably store your pens and pencils, these hand-crafted Pencil Pouch's designed and made by Marnye Nichols Woodrum has unique stitch details, colored zippers and stamped with it's own production number. 4x9 inches made of sturdy mediuim weight cotton cloth, will accommodate even the long Palomino Pencils. You can purchase in store or online at this link PURCHASE PENCIL POUCHES ONLINE.
A long-lasting good sharpener is a must! Note difference in picture above a pencil sharpened with your basic pencil sharpener vs Palomino long point sharpener. Big difference. The sharpener has two blades - left removes the wood and the right sharpens the graphit giving a long fine point. Sharpener comes with two extra blades and an automatic brake preventing over-sharpening. PURCHASE PENCIL SHARPENERS ONLINE.
GET THE PICKLE PACKAGE!
New to The Pickle is The Pickle Package! A quarterly package filled with fun items from Pickle Papers! Included in the box is random cool stuff you would find in the store - always a surprise. Shipments are March, June, September, and December. Please place the order by the 15th of the previous month - ie September's Pickle Package order should be placed by August 15th. You're gonna love it!