One of my favorite design details to use is custom embroidery. There are thousands and thousands of computer programs that can be accessed to create a unique piece. Over the years, I've gathered some gorgeous fonts and designs. Here you'll find a gallery of past work. Let it inspire something for you...
|large french scroll 4" x 5"|
|french scroll cranberry on flax linen|
|french scroll bone on black linen|
These next designs are using a technique called applique. It allows you to layer a second fabric on top of the base. A zig zag stitch binds the edges after the excess fabric is cut away.
|3 letter monogram 5" x 5.5"|
|art deco monogram pale pink on hot pink|
|sand dollar 5" x 5.5"|
|celtic cross 6.5" x 5"|
|fleur de lis applique 5.5" x 5"|
|napoleonic bee 1" x .75"|
|crown 2" x 4"|
|crown on 20" x 20 pillow|
This next group is using a single letter alphabet font that features a rose and leaves woven through. They are approximately 4" tall.
This next group shows a font that I like to use for children. It has a whimsical, hand written feel to it. I have it in several sizes although it is shown in the extra large size in the pics below.
|burp cloth and stroller blanket|
|bib and patchwork quilt|
|bib, burp cloth, and blanket|
The next two are a standard style script. Largest size of capital letter approximately 1.75 inches.
This is my new favorite single letter font. Approximate height of 4 inches.
|white linen pillow with 4" ruffle|
|half apron with ruffle|
|tea towels with ruffle|
This monogram font is very popular. Approximate size of center letter is 3 inches although smaller fonts are available.
This next design is an old-fashioned Edwardian script. The larger center letter is approximately 2.5" tall. Smaller letters flank either side. Lower case letters available to create words and/or full names.
This is a more masculine, straight letter monogram. It can be done with or without the floral frame of leaves and rosebuds.
This single letter font measures approximately 3.5" tall x 2.5" wide.
|single letter Napoleonic font 2" tall|
|stamped typewriter font|
I hope this gives you some ideas about what can be done using embroidery. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
all the best : )