Victorian Monograms Motifs & Borders from 1870


Monograms have always been a fashionable way for embroiderers to personalize fashion and home decor. In contrast to the subtle white-on-white embroidery often found on bed linens and handkerchiefs, the exuberantly colorful designs that follow are more modern than you might expect from Victorian needlework.

This collection is reproduced from German textile designer Friedrich Fischbach’s work titled “Bunt-Stickerei-Vorlagen” (colorful embroidery patterns) published around 1870. These individual letters, entwined monograms, motifs and borders are a remarkable resource for modern needleworkers to use on their own projects. Designs charted on graph paper are a universal language which can be translated into needlepoint and counted cross stitch, with each square on the pattern representing a single stitch.

Author’s Note: Please be aware that older alphabets may not contain all letters. For example, “I” and “J” were often considered interchangeable, and many alphabets contain only one or the other, not both. The elaborate diagonal monogram series (“L” and “M” are shown on the front cover) does not include “J”, “X” or “Y”.

Softcover book (8-1/2″ x 11″) with 53 pages. All patterns are charted on graph paper, suitable for needlepoint and counted cross stitch; please note that the quality of antique printing may not be as clear and crisp as modern patterns. If there aren’t any copies in stock, your book will be back ordered and shipped from the printers in about 2 weeks at no additional charge.

A FREE printable PDF page from the book for you to print out or view on your device can be downloaded by clicking here Victorian Monograms Page.

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Available on backorder