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Embroidered Letters



The latest issue of ReadyMade features a great DIY gift idea from Kimberly Scola: embroidered letters. The project brought to my mind a book on embroidered letters that I had seen earlier this fall. It’s called the Embroiderer’s Book of Design and it was published in London in 1860. Each page offers an alphabet in a differing style—some look as it they will require quite a bit of skill on the embroiderer’s part, but they are all lovely. I've posted four of my favorite pages here (above and below, below, and below): 














So, if you are considering stitching up personalized embroidered gifts, consider the vintage lettering styles from the pages of this book. Happy holiday crafting! To learn more about lettering, and monograms in particular, check out my post at Design*Sponge today on how to design your very own monogram. I’m the guest blogger there this week, where I’ve been sharing inspiring library resources. 


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Hello Jessica, I am so happy

Hello Jessica, I am so happy I found your blog through design*sponge. The NYPL Digital Image Collection is a huge inspiration—a never ending source of beautiful things! I often post my findings on my blog. I look forward to your future posts! Kelly These letters are beautiful! woo

how can I contact you directly?

Jessica, I'd love to ask you a couple of questions about resources at the library. Is there an email or phone number via which we readers can contact you directly?

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