Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
We love monograms (obviously) but sometimes it can be interesting to consider letters just as shapes - separated from their role as letters of the alphabet.
For this project we started with the letter C from the Victorian 12 XL Monogram Set. This graceful scalloped letter made it easy to see that if a copy were made, then mirrored left to right and placed beside the first we would have something symmetrical and balanced - and which would resemble a butterfly without needing too much imagination.
In the open area in the center we introduced the letter I from our Five and Dime Monogram Set, and also copied and mirrored it to add a "tail" to the design. Doing these in a second color allowed the option of using two similar but slightly different thread colors.
The overall size is 7 7/8" (200 mm) tall by 11" (279 mm) wide, and would look nice on a pillow.
How we made these monograms
Embroidery software programs make it easy to delete elements, copy and paste elements from other designs, resize different aspects, and merge elements together into one new design. Each program is a bit different in how the Edit functions are managed. Once you have learned to use yours, creating new monograms from other monogram parts is creative and fun. Experiment with different arrangements and colors.