Great Free Alphabets on the Web

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.

Comments

  1. says

    Trying to create a sign for my grandchildren’ Family Rules, but having a hard time coming up wit the alphabet to copy them onto my canvas.

  2. says

    You might need something larger than you are finding in these free alphabets. I have a blog post about making quotable quotes that will help you work this out. Find it here: http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/quotable-quotes-in-needlepoint/.

    You can use fonts you like from your computer to make the pattern. Here’s how to do that:
    1. Find a font you like and type in thew phrase.
    2. Enlarge to make it fit your canvas.
    3. Print the enlarged design out and, if needed tape the parts together to make your patter.
    4. Put the pattern below your canvas and trace the outlines of the letters onto the canvas using an extra fine marker safe for fabrics, such as a Pigma Micron.
    5. Remove pattern and color in letters with a broader marker made for fabric (this makes your needlepoint look better.)
    6. Let dry overnight before stitching.

    Keep Stitching,
    Janet

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