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And So To Embroider 28b – Letters

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And So To Embroider bulletin 28b by the NDS

Leaflet 28b in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” covers different ways to add lettering to your projects with embroidery. It includes:

  • A full cross stitch alphabet
  • Lettering in bands and corner motifs
  • Tent stitch monogram of a fancy letter M
  • Initials in Assisi work
  • Using thick and thin threads for interest
  • A sample of how to use a monogram within a larger design on felt. This design is on a sturdy felt and fabric bag that would be easy to draft at any size you choose from the photograph and description.
  • A coat hanger case with letter R worked in simple stitches
  • Lettering incorporated into a calligraphic design using double knot stitch
  • Shadow work initials
  • Padded satin stitch monograms

 Download “And So To Embroider” bulletin 28a

Modern Tutorials

Cross Stitch by Busy Mothers World

Assisi Work

This free Assisi design by Carol Leather will teach you all about working simple designs in Assisi embroidery

Tent Stitch by Sarah Homfray Embroidery

Double Back Stitch by Busy Mothers World

This video is quite shaky but it covers the technique better than any others I could find.

Double Knot Stitch (aka Palestrina Stitch) by Mary Corbet

Padded Satin Stitch

Padded satin stitch photo tutorial by Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials

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