Here’s a new series of monograms for hand embroidery. I’ll be posting the sporadically, as time allows for cleaning them up. This is a pretty monogram, and a little bit formal. I like the fan flowers, personally!
You can hand embroidery monograms in countless ways. With this particular collection, I think the small cross bars are well-suited to satin stitch, though they could be outlined and filled with seed stitch. The letter itself would look nice outlined in any type of stitch suitable for lines and curves (like stem stitch, split stitch, chain stitch, outline stitch, backstitch, whipped backstitch, etc.), and they don’t have to be filled at all. But if you like contrasts, and if you satin stitch the small cross bars, then the letters might look nice with seed stitch filling.
The fan flowers themselves? Well, it depends on the look you want. If you’re going for something formal, I’d satin stitch them. If, however, you want something a wee bit less time consuming, daisy stitch would work. If you use daisy stitch, I’d not necessarily draw out the entire petal on the fabric when transferring the design – I’d just but a dot where the petal ends and begins. Daisy stitch will change the look of the petals – they won’t look as pointy and palm-like.
I’m providing a small version and a large version, in .gif format here. You can also download the PDF and print it. The monograms should come out to 3.5″ tall and 6.5″ tall in the PDF. You can also enlarge or shrink the design as you wish.
Here’s the larger version:
And finally, here’s the PDF:
For different monogram alphabets, please don’t hesitate to visit my Index of Monograms for Hand Embroidery.
If you have any ideas for interpreting this monogram alphabet in stitches, please do leave a comment below with your suggestions! How would YOU stitch this monogram, and what would you put it on? Your comments will certainly help inspire other readers looking for stitching ideas! Thanks!