I’m doing some clean-up work on posting mistakes, so here is really the Letter C – but I will repost the letter G in its own spot. If you added the monogram for the G to your favorites, you’ll want to visit the list of monograms and go to the “real” G! Thanks for understanding!
I’m sure I’m stating the obvious when I tell you that monograms don’t have to be white, and they don’t have to be embroidered in satin stitch! If satin stitch intimidates you, try other stitches! For example, a simple stitch combination is the whipped backstitch as an edge, and seed stitch as a filler. Although I’ve shown it before, here’s a leaf worked in that combination:
These are two very easy stitches, and the nice thing is that the whipped backstitch can be a very precise stitch, so it takes curves and points very well.
But for some of you, it may not be Intimidation by Satin Stitch that inhibits you from embroidering monograms. It may be that the satin stitch just doesn’t thrill you.
If this is the case, you have GOT to check out Paule’s website, where you will see a gorgeous variety of stitches used on monograms, in beautiful shades of roses and reds. They are stunning, and so perfectly stitched. Look, for example, at the “B” and “T” worked in feather stitch, or the outlined “O.” Aren’t they pretty? If you take the opportunity to browse through the images of Paule’s sampler, I think you’ll find some very inspiring ideas for working monograms!
So it’s pretty feasible to embroider a monogram and completely avoid the satin stitch altogether. If nothing else, you could have fun experimenting with all kinds of stitch combinations!
Here’s the “C,” then:
Once the clean up work is done on the “M,” I’ll post it – and the “S” seems to be a popular request, too. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find the “A” here.
I’m also going to make up a monogram index page to make finding them a lot easier! I’ll list that under my index of hand embroidery patterns, which probably needs the same kind of attention I gave my gallery last week!
For more monogram patterns, please visit my Index of Monograms for Hand Embroidery.