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Monograms for Hand Embroidery: Delicate Spray G, H, I


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Here’s the next set of three monogram patterns for the Delicate Spray alphabet I’ve been adding to the patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread – the G, H, and I.

You can find A, B, and C here, and D, E, and F here, and the whole index for monogram patterns here.

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: G

I love this style of G for a monogram! It’s elegant, don’t you think?

With this alphabet, I’ve been offering some stitching suggestions while posting the groups of letters. With the last group of letters, we talked about some simple stitching approaches, especially suitable for beginners.

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: H

Another approach that would be suitable for determined beginners and for intermediate embroiderers would be shadow work.

Shadow work is essentially backstitch alternating between two lines, forming a closed herringbone stitch on the back of the fabric that shows through as a shadow on the front, between the two backstitched lines.

With this particular alphabet, you could work the letter in shadow work, and then work the vines in stem stitch, the leaves and petals in satin stitch, and the dots and flower centers in French knots.

The letter would end up being a little subtle in comparison with the decoration, but this difference can add some nice contrast to the decorative letter.

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: H

Normally, in most old monogram alphabets that are used for hand embroidery, the J and the I are used interchangeably, so you don’t always find both in the collection.

For this alphabet, I altered the J a little bit to make it more distinct from the I, so in the next set of letters – J, K, and L – you’ll see a difference between the J and the I.

Monogram Embroidery Pattern Printables

Here are the PDFs for today’s monograms. The letters will print at 1.5″, 3″ and 4″ high if you choose no scaling (or a similar setting) on your printer. You can enlarge and reduce them by using the scaling feature on your printer or by using a photocopier.

Monogram for Hand Embroidery – Delicate Spray G (PDF)
Monogram for Hand Embroidery – Delicate Spray H (PDF)
Monogram for Hand Embroidery – Delicate Spray I (PDF)

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. I can’t tell you how much I adore this alphabet, Mrs. Corbet. It is just the very definition of elegance and loveliness! Thank you for your generosity in sharing it with stitchers free of charge. I am always astounded by your passion for giving. Have a great day!

  2. Dear Mary

    These monograms are really lovely and stitched with Floche thread would be lovely to embroider. I just discovered Floche thread as I’m using at the moment for my motifs that I’m currently embroidering and I have to say it not only a lovely thread to work with but looks pretty as well, so I can imagine on monograms they would be perfect. Thanks for sharing this series of monograms with us and for the pattern. Have a great weekend.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  3. I’m really liking this new set of monograms, Mrs. Corbet. It kind of makes me want to do some monogramming. 🙂 The letters are so delicate and elegant. Yes, I must use some of them sometime.
    Have a great day!


  4. I love your H. Sometimes an H is do elaborate that you can’t tell what it is. I’m planning to do some embroidery on a pair of pillowcases. I just hope your S is readable as an S and doesn’t look like an L or an unfinished letter. I’m sure it will be lovely. By the time you get is done, I have to have one pillow case done, and the second started. One more thing for my To Do List.

  5. Hi Mary,
    I am doing a course at the Royal School of Needlework, London, UK. The tutor, Nicola Jarvis was singing your praises! Recommended your website and videos and generally said what a great embroiderer you are and what a fantastic resource your site is.

    Especially mentioned the quality of your instructional videos.

    She spotted my needle case – from your online class and very much admired the lining fabric print.

    Check your email as I have emailed you on the contacts box on the site here.

    1. Thanks, Ann! That’s very kind of you to pass that on – and very nice of Nicola!

      I didn’t receive your email, so I’m wondering if it went astray? Just checked my inbox and my spam folder, just in case….

    2. I used the contact form in your profile, it was all I could find, but it was late and I was tired….

      Basically, would you like a set of photo postcards of the Loreto panels from the RSN shop? Or indeed anything else on the Loreto panels I can find there?

      I am happy to gift them to you in appreciation for all you do for free.


    3. Hi, Ann – Thanks so much for the offer! I buy cards from the RSN quite often and I have several sets of the postcards, which I use for special correspondence. Instead, I think you should buy yourself something really special to mark the occasion of the class, like a really good book or something. Just kick back and have a good cup of English tea and a scone for me while you’re there! Enjoy yourself!

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