Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
For this monogram we started with one of the letters from the Romanesque Monogram Set 8. First, we deleted the letter, leaving just the two-color border.
Next, we used our embroidery software program to rotate the border 90 degrees to the left, so that it was now a horizontal design
In order to add some weight to whatever we put in the center of the opening we merged the border from our Oval Monogram Set 2 - a different style entirely, but something that seemed compatible anyway- horizontal, satin stitch, elegant and graceful. Inside that border we put the three initials - D on the left, P on the right, and the larger F in the center. The thread colors were chosen to visually "elevate" the center initials.
Pairing a border - or in this case two borders - with initials is never completely automatic. To be sure that every element fit appropriately with eachother we spent some time stretching and resizing the various parts until the whole design looked right,
The overall size is 3" (76 mm) tall by 3 3/4" (95 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.