Thursday, January 23, 2014

Monogrammed H progress

I've steadily been making progress on the monogrammed H for my cousins' wedding. I've done a bit more since the above picture, but I forgot to take a picture. You can really start to tell that it's going to be an H. There are some extra swirls in the middle that as I get further along, I do think that I am going to include them. It looks a bit lonely in the center without them.

It's more teal in real life than the picture is showing. I guess it's just the lighting. I'm going to be on the hunt for some basic alphabet for her new last name below. I want it to be much more plain so as to draw the eye up the the initial.

I was actually reading Mary Corbet's blog (which you can find here at where she was talking about the origins of monograms. What we actually call a monogram today is actually called a cipher. A monogram is a collection of letters that together make a monogram, but which cannot be pulled apart. That wasn't a very good description, go check out the above link to read more about it. Mary did an excellent job of describing it and linking to some excellent free resources.

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