Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
Creating a two-letter monogram can be a novelty for some, but is a necessity for others. The three-letter monogram has become the assumed design concept, but ssome people have only two initials.
We took on the creation of a monogram for such a person, and also added another change from convention - a vertical monogram.
We combined the letter N from our Triangle Monogram Set 4 with the letter A from our Victorian Monogram Set 6. The A (last initial) is larger, and also has the more prominent lower placement. The swirls of the N are a nice contract to the angularity of the A.
In order to give the letter combination more visual weight, a surrounding satin stitch triangular design was appropriate. We could have digitized one from scratch, but wanted to try using something already existing, so chose the border from Triangle Monogram Set 2. In its original form this shape is low and wide. We used our software to stretch it vertically. Now tall, the overall dimensions are also stretched, with the result that the bottom section has a wider satin stitch column width than the other two sides. Rather than a problem, this seemed an enhancement, providing a weightier element at the bottom of the monogram.
To add some additional interest, we merged two copies of the ring shape from Baroque Monogram Set 1, placing one just inside each lower corner.
An unusual larger monogram for linens, the overall size 5 1/4" (133mm) wide by 6 1/8" (155mm) tall.
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.