Originally posted 2006-11-10 22:16:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
These days I seem to be thinking about alphabets alot. There are some fantastic resources on the Web for creating your own charted words, creating an alphabet, or just great charts.
Here’s a round-up of my favorites:
How to Chart your own Alphabet (http://www.lysator.liu.se/~offe/kors/tutorial/alphabet.html) This page has been around for a long time, but it gives the best instructions I’ve seen on how to chart your own alphabet.
Celtic Cross Stitch (http://www.celticxstitch.ie/cgi-bin/stitches.cgi) has a free on-line chart generator which will take any word and produce a chart in a lovely Celtic alphabet. The charts of fort personal use only.
Carnie’s Creations (http://www.freepatternsonline.com/xscharts/alphabets.htm) has over 40 alphabets, mostly small and simple, available on-line. There is even a Greek upper case alphabet for sorority and fraternity initials.
Tink Boord-Dill’s Americana (http://www.tinkbd.com/Americana.htm) – My friend Tink has this lovely 18 stitch alphabet for free on her site. It’s a superb example of what’s available in her alphabet and monogram books. It’s also a great alphabet for needlepoint.
Caption Generator (http://www.crosstitch.com/fontform.html) – free version cross stitch only. Enter a phrase and get a Backstitch chart, centered or not. There is a paid version with more options.
Times New Roman (http://www.yarntree.com/036alpht.htm) A 14-stitch tall version of this elegant typeface. Both upper and lower case letters.
Subversive Cross Stitch Alphabets (http://subversivecrossstitch.com/howto/alphabet.htm) Three free alphabets from this creator of unconventional cross stitch kits.
French Alphabet (http://francine-broderies.com/Alphabet.html?lang=en) A lovely vintage embellished alphabet (like on old linens) for needlepoint or cross stitch. There are also several alphabets for free embroidery on the site.
Medieval Alphabet (http://www.dragonbear.com/uncial.html) two medieval alphabets in two chart formats.