Let's talk about fonts. I have always been fascinated by lettering. Believe it or not, it can be used to express emotion or convey a feeling. Lettering can add so much interest to artwork! Generally speaking, font is a set of characters/symbols that are same size and style. In this post I would like to show you how you can create font to convey a feeling using your beginner embroidery techniques.
A great way to start looking for inspiration is to gather some hand-lettering books. Children's books are also an excellent resource. I like to peruse my favorite used book store. Letter stencils are a great way to get the creative juices flowing too. They are a nice building block to start on.
Isn't that great? Hope you are starting to feel inspired.
Hand lettering books are also a great resource for ideas to use as a jumping off point. There are so many great ideas!
Another great resource is pinterest. You can search for different font and creative lettering ideas.
Once you are feeling inspired, gather up your supplies and let's start creating.
I used a large piece of white cotton fabric and an eight inch wooden hoop.
Just to get started, I grabbed some letter stencils and traced my name onto the fabric. I used lined paper under the fabric as a guide to keep my letters straight. As you get warmed up, you may want to sketch your letters on graph paper then trace them onto your fabric.
Well I hope this inspires you to give it a try! This is a fantastic way to personalize a gift for someone special! It will be even more unique if you create a special font that represents your recipient. Great for special monograms too.
If you would like to practice your beginner stitches, I have an instant PDF download stitch sampler available at my etsy shop HERE along with lots of patterns to practice on! The sampler is created on a dish towel which is wonderful to display as a reference guide.
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