Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
Contemporary taste suggests to many that the only acceptable monogram consists of three letters, either a conventional individual monogram (first initial, last initial, middle initial) or a blended monogram for a couple (first initial, married last initial, first initial).
Until the late 1930s, this concept would have been considered unconventional. We have a very large collection of vintage artwork for monograms, dating from the 1860s through 1950s and there are very few three-letter examples. Some are single initials, most are two-letter monograms.
For this combination we wanted to feature a two-letter monogram, and also wanted to show that, although me might present a style for single initial use, it's also possible to use these styles in other ways.
Our Gothic Monogram Set 6 is digitized from artwork created in England in 1900, and is intended for use as a single-initial monogram. The letters are two-color, a satin stitch design with a thin satin stitch border. The letter sits on a background of vines, leaves, and two-color flowers.
The background is different for each letter, so combining two, side-by-side, doesn't look like a copy-and-paste project.
The rules of letter arrangement couldn't be simpler: first initial, last initial. This two-letter monogram will appeal to anyone lacking a middle initial, but can be a useful design for everyone.
The overall size of this monogram is 2" (51mm) tall by 3 7/8" (100mm) wide.
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.