Well, I was browsing through the Antique Pattern Library (free, y’all!), checking to see if there were any new or previously-overlooked books, when I discovered this treasure!
What a truly epic H! I will definitely have to embroider myself a monogram with this someday. You can find the rest of the alphabet, plus some fancy borders, in the free online book Sajou, Dessins de Broderies, Album 612.
Beautiful letters, but there is the letter I and W are missing.
you could take off the bottom of the L to make an I. and an upside down M would be the W with some slight changes in the florishes…
these letters are beautiful but i and w are missing i can flip the m for w but dont know what to do with i
I think taking the L and leaving off the lower edge would work for I.
Or you could use the left half of the K, which they did not attach to the right half. Maybe they did it so you can use it for I.
Well, I guess I’m stupid…..Can someone tell me how to see all letters A-Z so I can Print out each one. Thank you
The alphabet is at http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/B-YS025.htm (sorry for the late response! got busy!)
It’s a wonderfully ornate “H” isn’t it!
Good heavens. That is utterly outrageous – I LOVE it.
I would love to embroider this all over the back of a jacket. Really large.
I love this entire site! I might have to get my needles and thread out and begin needlework again!
Hurray! Do it!
Is there a place that I can find the alphabet? I would like to china paint the design on the top of boxes for my grand daughters. thank you Ruthie
Yes, you can find them here: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/B-YS025.htm
love the alphabet and I would like to embroider our monogram. Any suggestions on colors combinations? Guess it would help to see one done. Thanks!!
Well, what colors do you like? If you wanted to experiment you could print several copies of the monogram then use colored pencils to create several combinations before picking your favorite.
I have a general post about colors with a color wheel here: https://embroideryforducks.com/2011/03/21/brown-is-a-color/
In general, if you want harmony then you pick colors that are closer together on the wheel. If you want contrast then pick them from opposite sides 🙂
Where do I find the rest of the alphabet?
The rest of the alphabet is at http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/B-YS025.htm