Coming close here to the finish of the Celtic Monograms for Hand Embroidery series, here is the letter Y. Only one more to go!!!
If you would like suggestions for stitching these monograms, including what stitches and threads to use, please visit the “A” in this alphabet. There, you’ll find some more detail on the monograms. You’ll also see how the inside areas between the loose knotwork is supposed to be shaded with a kind of “stippled” effect (easy to accomplish using seed stitch or French knots).
Here’s the small Y:
And here’s the large Y:
For the rest of this alphabet or for other monograms, please visit my list of monograms here on Needle ‘n Thread. You’ll also find plenty of other hand embroidery patterns here, if you’re looking for something more to do with your needle and thread!