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Monograms for Embroidery: Daisy & Rings

 

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Ahhhh – It’s Thursday! The perfect day to introduce to you a new collection of free monograms for hand embroidery!

This is one of my favorite old alphabets – it’s so pretty, and I have a thing for daisy-looking flowers.

And there’s a lot to this alphabet, design-wise, which opens up all kinds of embroidery possibilities, from simple to complex.

Free Monogram for Hand Embroidery: A

I like the idea of embroidering the letter’s lines with some kind of outline stitching. Depending on the size of the monogram, the outlining could be fine or heavy.

For smaller monograms, the outline could be embroidered with a stitch that creates a fine line (like stem stitch, whipped backstitch, outline stitch, etc.), or, with larger monograms, you could use a textured or heavy line stitch – like Palestrina stitch, Portuguese knotted stem stitch, or a chain stitch or variation thereof.

Free Monogram for Hand Embroidery: B

Then, the other design elements on the monogram – the rings and the flower – could be embroidered in a smooth, padded satin stitch, to provide contrast.

That’s one approach that comes to my mind, anyway – what about you? Any stitch combinations or suggestions for this alphabet? How could you see it worked?

Printable Monogram Patterns

Here are some handy dandy printables for the A and B in this alphabet. If you choose “no scaling” (or a similar setting) on your printer, the letters should print at 2″, 3″, and 4″ high. You can enlarge and reduce them to suit your needs!

Daisy & Rings Monogram for Hand Embroidery: A
Daisy & Rings Monogram for Hand Embroidery: B

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. Dear Mary

    So many ideas come to mind for the Daisy and Rings monogram certainly heavy outlining stitch and as you say satin stitch, also padded chain stitch for the Daisy I’m also thinking two sided buttonhole stitch etc so many ideas. I can’t wait for the give-away for an embroidery class are you starting a new class yippee! Thanks for the free monogram pattern and for sharing this with us.

    Regards Anita Simmance

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  2. Buenos Dias, Mrs. Corbet! (I failed my Spanish spelling the other day…) I LOVE this new Monogram Alphabet! It’s stunning, cheerful, and whimsical! It doesn’t feel stuffy, old-fashioned, and formal. Perfect for the ‘younger-crowd’ not that I belong to that group despite my 30 years. But I can see my 18 year old cousin flipping out for these. What a great find because her initials are ABB! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Ooops… Gracias!

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  3. (hands on hips)

    Did you clean your room young lady?
    (snicker)

    That is a lovely monogram set, do you plan to offer more masculine options?

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  4. The segments are large enough and the lines simple enough. How about enlarging it to 10 or 12″ for applique on a tote bag or throw-pillow? Not that I need either, right now . . . .

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  5. Please consider offering an entry level monogram class with kit. I am sure all the resources are available free from your website but I’d love to do it ” with you”. What do you say?

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  6. Hello Mary,

    I have question for you, do you think you will sell all your monogram letters in a PDF file? I know I would really like that. I can not find any sources that they only do one Ietter. I am a traditionalist and I want to learn the way of the past not from a sewing machine that I think I am allergic to lol.

    Thank you,

    Sandra

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  7. Дорогая Мари,
    Огромное спасибо за ваше просвещение для рукодельниц. У вас самый большой подбор монограмм для вышивки,браво!

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