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Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Celtic Z


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At long last, the end of this monogram alphabet! I don’t know if there’s anyone out there who will ever embroider this particular “Z” onto anything, but still, there’s a great sense in satisfaction about completing this alphabet! So, here it is, the last monogram…

I hope you like the monogram alphabets I’ve been posting – if you do, let me know, because I do have others that I still want to add to this online collection of monogram patterns. But sometimes I worry that I bore you to death with these repeated letters popping up every now and then!

Well, without further ado then, here’s the large Z:

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Celtic Z

And here’s the small Z:

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Celtic Z

You can find the rest of this alphabet, as well other monograms, on my Index of Monograms for Hand Embroidery. If you’re looking for stitching suggestions for this particular alphabet, check out the Celtic A Monogram, where I went into a little detail on how you might stitch it.

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. Yippee indeed! I changed my last initial to a Z when I married, so thanks for including it! I don’t have immediate plans to do a monogram, but I was just looking at my floche a broder and thinking about how good it’s supposed to be for that application…

  2. Thank you Mary! I love the monograms and would like to see more if they’re not too much effort to do. I’m stitching away on my first effort and it’s turning out well, thanks to your great instructions.

  3. I thank you a lot!
    I’ve just embroidered The R and D – the smaller ones – I believe I can write a post tomorrow about it.

  4. Bored to death? No way, I like to thank you very much for sharing this monogram patterns. I’m happy, the collection is complete now and I hope to use some of this pattern some day!
    Thank you!

  5. Oh, lovely! I really like how the Z looks in that font. My husband’s name begins with Z, so he may have to get an embroidered present in the near future. Won’t he be embarrassed!

    I’ve enjoyed – and used – your monogram collections, and I for one would encourage you to post more of them. 🙂

  6. gracias mary por tan bonitos diseños
    todos tienen un detalle especial que los hace muy interesante
    eres genial

  7. Thanks so much, now to finish my quilt, not on the subject of the celtic alphabet but I was browsing your site and since a friend in Australia has a daughter who is just learning to embroidery I checked out your video tutorials, and they are fantastic, I sent your site on to my friend to help her out with teaching her daughter. Barb in WNC

  8. Mary,
    I love the monograms! My family is fond of monogramed pillowcases and now I have the whole alphabet to chose from. Thank you.

  9. You absolutely do NOT bore me to death with the alphabets! The celtics are on my list of things to do. Keep’em coming! Am addicted to alphabets!!! Thank you so much for doing this – know it must be lots of work to clean them up. Love’em!
    Thanks again –
    Barbara in TN

  10. … monograms boring? not for this chick.

    Thanks mary, and I have the perfect idea for the letter Z too.

  11. Mary, there is a World called Monogramming. And there are people that inhabit this world. Monograms go hand-in-hand with Illuminated Manuscripts.
    There is nothing, nothing, boring about any of it! And you are truly a dear to post these beautiful monograms for us “addicts”.

  12. I just found this, and I can absolutely use the "Z"! My 8 y.o. son Zack never gets crafty stuff from me because I can't find stuff "boy" enough, but this, I can adapt to dragons and such. Thanks so much!

  13. Bore me? If only. I love fonts, just looking at them…and taking them to another level which is another favorite…sewing, embroidery, painting and all the rest of the crafts…I have almost all of my love through out the years….I started at 4 with a string a big needle and an old tea towel….sat on the front porch at my g-mas and have never stopped…..your crewel work is beautiful (I never did much of that myself or knitting) I am just pleased that so many have taken up embroidery again….Thank you so much for all of your patterns..I know I will never be able to do them but at least I have a choice if I can…..”I would love to live longer to stitch!!!”

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