Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
The poet Robert Browning coined the phrase "Less is More" - later adopted by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to describe the concept of minimalist design.
For this project the appropriate description might be "More is Also More". We wanted something complex and visually involved for a pillow cover using the letter A.
Starting with the A from our Medieval Monogram Set 3, we made four copies, and arranged them with their pointed ends facing out. This arrangement produced an open central area. Inside this space we chose another letter A - this one from our Baroque Monogram Set 3.
Keeping a subdued color scheme helps to emphasize the overall decorative style without over-emphasizing the fact that the entire combination is made of As.
The overall size is 10.25" (260mm) square.
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.