Here’s the beginning of a new set of monograms for hand embroidery. This set is a bit Celtic in flavor, as it features some loose knotwork.
I like this alphabet a lot – there are many embroidery options for the letters. The original alphabet, from Journal des Demoiselles, features a specked area inside the curves of the knotwork. These areas can be filled with tiny seed stitching, or left empty. The shape of the letters can be satin stitched or simply outlined. You could also try a variety of different types of fillings that would take curves well. For a lighter look, you could try feather stitch, or fly stitch. You could also work the letters in chain stitch or any variations – rope stitch, heavy chain, etc.
I thought I’d offer two sizes of the monogram here, to make it easier for saving and printing. The original alphabet was small – about an inch and a half to two inches high.
Here’s the small version of the Celtic A:
Here’s the large version of the Celtic A:
Favorite Monograms – PDF Collection
You’ll find this complete alphabet – along with 15 other decorative alphabets – all in one place in Favorite Monograms, a downloadable PDF collection of 16 monogram alphabets perfect for hand embroidery and other crafts.
In the photo above, you can see samples of each alphabet available in Favorite Monograms.
Each letter in each alphabet in Favorite Monograms has been carefully traced into a clean line drawing that can be easily enlarged or reduced on a home printer or a photocopier.
The 16-alphabet collection is delivered as via a download link to your inbox shortly after purchase, so that you can begin creating right away! Priced at less than $1.00 per complete alphabet, monogram lovers can’t go wrong with this collection!