Years ago i went on a course where they had photocopied from a book (or several) the shells and lettering so that you could put that photocopy in a plastic pocket and practise piping the shells and letters (and wipe and start again). It was great but i lost it.
I'd really like to do some practising but can't find the outline of shells in any of my books (few) to be able to photocopy - can anyone recommend any books or know where i can get a similar kind of template?
Wilton has some, if you can get them where you are.
Click on the Basics and Flower & Cake Design.
Click on the Additional Class Resources.
Click on Practice Sheets.
If you print them two per page (you have to change your printers settings) you can fold them in half and place them in the practice board, if you still have one. If not, just lay a piece of wax paper over them.