A Counted Cross Stitch Alphabet Chart

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I thought today I would share a cross stitch alphabet for monograms on clothing and linens. The cross stitch alphabet is also great to use to personalize gifts, stitch verses, wedding and birth records, and as a way to sign your name to your work.

I’m leaving this cross stitch alphabet in .jpg format so that after you’ve saved it you will be able to open it in the photo editing software of your choice so you can resize, crop, touch up, etc.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Alphabet cross stitch

Some of the things you can do to alter the alphabet is change thread colors, use a different palette besides the blue with black outline. You could make a pattern inside the letters or use backstitches instead of cross stitches for the outline.

By adding stitches between and around the letters or maybe lining the letters up in a crooked or wavy line will give your work a whimsical look.


These Velour Guest Towels by Charles Craft measure 12 by 19½ inches and would be nice as monogrammed gifts for Christmas, a wedding or new home.

They are 100% cotton and come in several colors. The velour is soft and plush while the 14-count Aida is easy to stitch.

 

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Cross Stitch Flower Border Pattern Charts

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This is another pretty cross stitch chart from Thérèse de Dillmont. These particular patterns come from a DMC Library Cross Stitch New Designs 6th Series booklet (Bibliothéque DMC Point De Croix Nouveaux Dessins 6me Série) by TH. DE Dillmont.

It contains several different types of borders, wide, thin, and all over motifs plus designs of people. Some of the designs include three couples in national costumes, farmers, bakers and circus scenes including jugglers, acrobats and clowns.

Cross Stitch Flower Border - Vintage Crafts and MoresTo save these designs, simply click on the image above. It will open in a new window and there you can use the right click menu to “save image as” or print using your computer’s options. You can also use the green print friendly button at the bottom of this post.

I shared a chart of bunnies from one of her other booklets back in February. If you like this post, be sure to visit our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

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Cross Stitch Easter Bunny Rabbit Patterns

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

I’ve found some very old cross stitch charts of bunnies. These are from the late 1800s. They are part of the DMC Library, Point De Croix (Cross Stitch) Nouveaux Dessin (New Design) Series, edited by Thérèse de Dillmont (1846–1890).

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Thérèse was an Austrian needleworker and writer. An important pioneer in the enterprise of hobby needlework in the late nineteenth century.

You’ll see her name abbreviated as TH. DE Dillmont on publications.

Since her name was such an asset to the DMC company, even after her death DMC continued to use her name on many of their published books.

Encyclopedia of Needlework is her most famous work and has been translated into 17 languages. My copy is pictured below. I bought it many years ago in an antique shop. Wouldn’t part with it. There have been many editions published since it first came out in 1886.

Mine doesn’t have a date and I haven’t researched to find out when it may have been published. It’s a small book, only 3½ x 5½ inches and quite thick with over 800 pages.

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It can be downloaded for free from Project Gutenburg, a website that offers over 50,000 free ebooks, most in the public domain that have been digitized by volunteers.

If you’d like a hardcover copy of her book, Amazon has several from third-party sellers, some do look like the 1950s edition.

You’ll find many similar to mine for sale on Ebay as well. The prices are all over the place. From $12.75 to $100.00. I paid $25 for mine and it’s in pretty good shape.

Here are the cross stitch patterns. They’re in color and look like a lot of fun.

To save these cute designs, simply click on them. They’ll open in a new window and there you can use the right click menu to “save image as” or print using your computer’s options. You can also use the green print friendly button at the bottom of this post.

Bunny Rabbit Cross Stitch Pattern

Art Nouveau cross stitch designs

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