Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
We started with the letter G from the Art Deco Monogram Set 10 to make a small memorable monogram for a single man that could be used for a variety of possible applications - towels, table linens, etc.
Art Deco Monogram Set 10 was digitized from historic artwork from 1940. Giving the overall design some formality suggested an outline - perhaps circular, or oval, or rectangular.
We tried several possibilities from our Monogram Flourishes sets, and one from Flourishes 1 called Year 1939 was the most interesting. It is done from artwork from the same period, is more-or-less a square (but with geometric cut-outs on two corners), has some open circle embellishments that are a nice compliment to the oval embellishment that is part of the letter, and has manual seed stitch inside satin stitch parallelogram shapes.
Year 1939 has a left and a right version. it was simple to place them together on screen in our embroidery software program. We elected to make the overall shape slightly taller than it was wide, and placed the initial in the middle. A bit of experimentation with warm and interesting thread colors completed the project.
The overall size is 4 7/8" (123mm) tall by 4 1/2" (115mm) 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.