Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
Combining styles with a different feeling can sometimes be done more easily by beginning with identifying what stylistically different letters have in common, rather than focusing on their differences.
For this large monogram we wanted to find something to merge with letters from our Cutwork 1 XL Monogram Set. There are pronounced curles in this style, so we went looking for another style that also had prominent curls, and settled on the Arabesque 7 XL Monogram Set.
The last name initial T was first. The flanking initials are W and H. Something about this combination suggested that the flanking letters should be skewed a bit - with a little experimentation in our software program we settled on 20%, falling off from the center. We wanted the curls of the flanking letters to be toward the upper portion, but in their original form they are on the bottom. Since both letters are somewhat symmetrical vertically and horizontally, we flipped them over before skewing the designs. We knew that we could easily increase the size of the letters from the Arabesque 7 XL Monogram Set up to 10” tall without affecting the satin stitch elements, so the center initial T was enlarged relative to the flanking letters to make it a bit more prominent and improve the overall layout.
The result is a very unique, balanced - a combination of two different eras.
The overall size is 10" (254 mm) tall by 17 1/8" (435 mm) 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.