This week’s alphabets have simple shapes, but create great looks. The first has sharply slanted letters. The other two, one lower and one upper case, have beautiful but simple shapes.
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These sharply slanted capital letters are simple, so they would work with most needlepoint designs. Because they have a sharp slant, do not combine them to make words; the strong graphic statement they make will look better as single letters or monograms.
While I was charting this alphabet (top of article) I kept thinking how simple but pretty it was. All the letters are nicely shaped without too many embellishments. The serifs and Greek Key curls (on the ‘L’ for example) give it a grace and formality.
It’s only ten stitches high, so it’s small enough to work with many lower case alphabets for words and sayings. It’s also a bit unexpected with bars set low or high so it won’t look like just any alphabet.
In short it’s a great alphabet.
Small Lower Case
With the smallest letters only five stitches high, there isn’t much room for fancy stuff here. Even so the ‘r’ is unusual to American eyes and many of the letters have nice curves and small serifs.
The tall letters are 9 stitches high, so they will pair nicely with capitals 10-15 stitches high.
PLEASE NOTE: Starting in January, the vintage charts feature will alternate on Tuesdays with the free project posts. They are just two of the regular features you’ll see next year. Some other ones will be “Classic Book of the Month,” “Thread of the Month,” and more.