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Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Celtic H


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Here’s the next monogram for hand embroidery, the Celtic H.

If you’re looking for embroidery stitch suggestions, please visit Celtic A monogram, where you’ll find several ideas for stitching up the monograms in this series.

Here’s the large version of the H:

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Celtic H

And here’s the smaller version:

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Celtic H

For more hand embroidery monograms, check out my Index of Monograms for Hand Embroidery. If you’re looking for other hand embroidery designs in general, check out my Index of Hand Embroidery Patterns, where you’ll find an updated list of hand embroidery designs here on Needle ‘n Thread.

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.

Favorite Monograms 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!

Favorite Monograms is available in my shop, here.


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  1. So Mary these Celtic Monograms are a good example of something where I get confused about the best sort of stitch to use. I can see satin stitch of course going horizontally across the monogram but there are some sections of some letters that seem a bit wide for that but maybe I’m wrong. What would you use to fill in a Monogram like this one? As per usual…thanks again so much for all you do on this site for all of us.

  2. Hi, Miss Bliss –

    Satin stitch wouldn’t normally be worked horizontally – it would be worked at an angle, and fanned around the curves. The cross-overs and cross-unders would have a distinguishing “line” that would break them from the twist, if you know what I mean.

    You can see the method of embroidering a monogram like this at this post:

    Satin Stitch around a tight curve

    These monograms print rather large for monograms – if they were smaller, satin stitch would be somewhat easier to work on them.

    Aside from satin stitch, if you look under the “A” monogram in this alphabet (the monogram index is mentioned above), I do have some other stitch directions. You can always outline the monogram and fill with seed stitch… you can use stem stitch as a filling even. Lots of possibilities!

    I hope that helps!


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