I’m always on the lookout for small alphabets that work for needlepoint. That’s because, all too often, the alphabets I find are too big to work for the phrases I want to stitch. I pin lots of alphabet charts, I buy books of charts, and I design my own (one is pictured above). Even so, I’m still looking for more.
The problem I’ve found so far is that smaller alphabets tend to be in only a very few styles or only use Backstitch. I used to think this was because the small size hampered creativity. Then I found this wonderful post on Lord Libidan’s cross stitch site. It has 53 different alphabets in sizes from 5 to 16 stitches high.
I love that these alphabets are small. That will make them so easy to use for sayings or to add names to personalize projects. Also I am so happy that ever one of the alphabets uses whole stitches. No partial stitches, no Backstitch alphabets. That mean every one of them can be used as charted for needlepoint.