Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
This combination isn't intended to be a monogram, or really even suggest a generic one. It is for a pillow sham for which a swirling satin stitch decoration was needed.
This is really an exercise in abstract thinking and playing with designs within our embroidery software. After a few false starts we chose the letter D from our Arabesque 4 XL monogram set. This letter was first flipped upside down and then mirrored right-to-left, so that the larger loop was on the left. With a few more false starts we added in the letter G from the same monogram set. This letter was also rotated and mirrored, then positioned so that the lower loop of the letter slides into the open space in the D. This combination had a nice flow, and immediately suggested the next step, since the overall design needed to be rectangular horizontally. Making a copy of the adapted DG combination we mirrored the new design and slid it to the right side.
The result has just the right graceful sweeping feeling, but after taking a short break and coming back to the project it seemed that the open space in the upper center needed something. A few elements from different monogram sets were tried, but seemed a bit jarring. Finally the best solution was to merge the letter O from the smaller Arabesque 4 Monogram Set and rotate it 90 degrees to the right, placing it in the open space.
The overall size was a bit too large for our biggest hoop - which accommodates a maximum design width of 13" (330mm). Reducing the design width in our software the result is 4" tall (103mm). Note: this same design would also work well in a smaller size if a smaller hoop were used - perhaps for a towel border embellishment.
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.