I’m using this page to create an index for monogram patterns used for hand embroidery. As I clean up some old monogram patterns I have, I’ll post them and add them to this index. I’ll include a picture of one letter, so you can see what the monogram style looks like, and then links to the individual patterns for the monograms. I hope you find these patterns useful and inspiring for your needlework endeavors!
For each letter of each alphabet, there will be a post with a full sized pattern on it. I’ll also include tips on how it might be hand embroidered. The individual letters are links to each full-sized monogram.
Celtic Knotwork Monograms
Delicate Spray Alphabet
Daisy & Rings Alphabet
Keep an eye out for future updates to the alphabet and additions of new alphabets!
Please note that most of the letter designs in these alphabets are in the public domain, but that does not mean that the images supplied on Needle ‘n Thread are out of copyright. The original designs come from old publications of magazines or needlework flyers that I’ve collected over the years, most from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Most of the alphabets were originally hand drawn and were not necessarily precise. I’ve spent a lot of time cleaning these alphabets up, straightening them, fixing little glitches and inconsistencies.
Additionally, alphabets produced for hand embroidery rarely included all the letters. I’ve supplied the missing letters by drawing them to match the original alphabets.
The designs are made available for personal use. If you wish to use them in a commercial way, please contact me.
I’m always happy to hear about sources for these old publications, so if you know of any sources or have any that you are interested in selling, please contact me.