Alphabet for hand embroidery

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Help please!

I decided to make some friends needle books for Chritmas and embroider their
initials on the front.  I duly cut out my linen and then went to find my
alphabet to stick on the window to trace off and then decided that I don't
actually like their letters - too ornate as I intend to do their initials by
using a lot of individual flowers so that the whole makes up their letter.

Does anyone know of any sites round the web which has letters suitable for
tracing for hand embroidery please?  I got nowhere useful with google.



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FarmI wrote:
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If you have a word processing program with several fonts,
maybe you have something already.  Type the letters, enlarge
them to the size you want and print them off.

Or, you might find something here:
http://www.searchfreefonts.com/fonts/b26.htm





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"BEI Design"wrote...
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Wow, thanks BEI, that's the ultimate fonts site, I suspect.

U.



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Duh!!!!!  Agreat thought on your part and zero marks to me for lateral
thinking!  Thanks for that.
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Magnificent site!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.



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FarmI wrote:
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You're welcome!  I have used many of my word processing TT
fonts for various projects, and my embroidery software will
digitize TT fonts, so I have purchased a bunch of
interesting ones.

Beverly



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Scroll down to "Alphabets for Monograms":
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20776/20776-h/chapter_5.html#patterns


Also check eBay for vintage books on "Broderie Anglais", for books with
vintage patterns for monogramming.
Such books were common (some are no more than really few page
pamphlets), up until the 1950's or so and featured various styles of
monograms/alphabets for milady  (or if she was lucky her daughters, a
linen maid, or even to order at a shop), to embroider on all and sundry
sort of things from linens to knickers.

Candide



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Thanks Candide, but guess which pics simply would not download?

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