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Monograms for Hand Embroidery: Delicate Spray W, X, Y, Z


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Ah, Monday! A perfect day to finish something!

Normally, I procrastinate until Mondays, when I begin things. It’s a bad habit – “I’ll start that on Monday….” – but for some reason, Mondays seem like good days to start things. It’s like the beginning of a new year, in miniature form. And since it happens 52 times a year (give or take), that’s a lot of opportunities for new beginnings!

But, today, we end. We end the Delicate Spray monogram alphabet with the last four letters: W, X, Y, and Z.

Here they are!

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: W

We talked before about how the W in a monogram alphabet is often left out, on the principle that the M can be flipped. Instead of flipping the M for this alphabet, I preferred combining two V’s.

The left side of the V makes up the left side of the W, and the right side of the V makes up the right side of the W, and then, where the two overlap, I turned a short loop into the center.

So that’s another alternative for manipulating a W out of an alphabet that doesn’t provide one. It works!

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: X

I like this X. It’s one of the less awkward-looking X’s out there.

The X in a monogram alphabet is probably the least-used letter. But when you need an X, it’s good to have a nice one.

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Y

And I think the Y is also very pretty – I like the way the smaller intersecting arm slopes gently into the main line of the letter, rather than scooping down like a U.

Monogram for Hand Embroidery: Z

And, finally, the Z!

And that brings us to the end of a lovely alphabet!

You can find various suggestions for stitching these letters – as well as some beautiful embroidered examples – among the other letters in the alphabet, which you can find in this index of free monograms for hand embroidery.

Monograms for Hand Embroidery – 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 W (PDF)
Monogram for Hand Embroidery – Delicate Spray X (PDF)
Monogram for Hand Embroidery – Delicate Spray Y (PDF)
Monogram for Hand Embroidery – Delicate Spray Z (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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(28) Comments

  1. Dear Marie,
    Yes, this is a very nice idea to finish a Monday, it even gives me a little bit bright, it is all you can put in scene. Marie thank you for giving us this beautiful full alphabet in three sizes and with great ease of printing. I really appreciate this gift.

  2. Oh, Mrs. Corbet, this is lovely, lovely, lovely. My only problem is trying to think of a project where I can use all 26 letters! Thank you so very much for providing this amazing alphabet as well as the other 3 free of charge! I almost can’t comprehend your astounding generosity.

    PS. I’m also eagerly anticipating another look at your hummers. What do you think about naming them? Are you open for suggestions?

    1. You could make an alphabet sampler, Kristina Marie. And with this alphabet, it would be most wonderful!

    2. I thought about a sampler. The thing is… I’m still not entirely sure how to go about one! I’ve got a vague Idea of doing quilt squares for my niece, as an ABC quilt. The problem with that is… I CAN’T SEW! LOL

    3. I thought about an ABC quilt, too! I can sew, but I don’t know the first thing about quilting lol :).

  3. Dear Mary

    Monday’s are good to end and start things, I’ve just finished another removable motif and just about to start the button embroidery motifs, that is embroidering around pretty patterned wooden buttons to decorate my clothes. I like the way you have incorporated two V’s for the W its very pretty. This is a very pretty monogram list which I will one day embroider thanks for the monogram patterns and for sharing the alphabet with us.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  4. I like that ‘W’ with all its flourishes. The ‘Z’ reminds me a little bit of an ‘L’, but I do still like it! Too bad I don’t think I know anyone with with a ‘W’ or ‘Z’ name! πŸ™‚
    I thank you kindly for your generosity of sharing this beautiful free monogram alphabet. It’s been lovely seeing it all come set by set!
    What would we all do without you?! You’re amazing, Mrs. Corbet. Amazing.

    Hope your Monday’s great!

    Sarah πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Sarah!

      You know, I never thought I’d have a reason to use a Z, either, but … just a few days ago, a brand new, wee baby niece showed up, named…Zoe! And now I have a reason to use a Z! πŸ™‚

    2. Congratulations on the new wee one, Mrs. Corbet! Zoe, is such a pretty name. My niece is Talitha Jane Elizabeth! How’s that for a tongue twister! Still it may make an interesting monogram.

    3. Considering that they were going to name my beautiful little niece Tacoma (like the truck) I’ll take my tongue twister! LOL Seriously though, Zoe is a beautiful name. I hope the wee one decides to follow in her auntie Mary’s footsteps and learns embroidery. Come to think of it, I hope my little beauty learns from me too!

    4. Dear Mary

      Congratulations on the birth of your niece, Zoe is a lovely name and just in time for the Z monogram. My great Niece’s baby is due in August so look forward to the birth just think I will be a great, great aunt. I’m sure you are delighted with the news.

      Regards Anita Simmance

  5. Thank you for this lovely alphabet. I like your ‘W’ and had to look at the ‘m’ and ‘v’ for comparison. You made a brilliant decision! And thanks for sharing your view of Mondays, I have always liked Mondays as a day to start new things and set new goals, too.

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely monograms. I have downloaded the set “Delicate Spray” and plan to create a quilt with them. You really have the most beautiful ones I have seen and appreciate that you allow me to use them.

  7. Mary, thank you so much for the beautiful delicate spray alphabet. You are a blessing to give these for us to enjoy. You are a very gifted lady, and I thank you.

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