An embroidered alphabet: letter G


Embroidered letter G (hand embroidered by Mary Addison)

I’m trying to get ahead with the alphabet so that I can devote time exclusively to the altar frontal when I’m certain about the size (which should be in a week’s time when we’re back from our visit to Ipsden). But racing ahead is never as easy as it should be for reasons that probably lie deep within human nature – so I suppose I should be relieved that I have at least almost finished H (for next week), just as I’m about to blog G, this week. Ummm. Anyway, here is a big bold foliate Gothic G, along with a few other G.s blogged here previously.

Embroidered letter G (hand embroidered by Mary Addison)

Sketches of various Gs found online

Gothic G (hand embroidered by Mary Addison)

GK embroidered in couched gold thread (hand embroidered by Mary Addison)


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  1. Posted September 2, 2018 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    It was a very florid G, but I do think that G gives a lot of scope for variation – as your online discoveries, and your previous versions show!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      Florid’s the right word – I feel floridness upon me and probably should resist.

  2. anne hill
    Posted September 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I thought this G had a Germanic medieval air. My favourite G is the couched gold thread one. The monogram had such sweep and balance that it seemed to dance across the fabric.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 2, 2018 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      An interesting comment – less is obviously more in this case … and I probably agree (I add indecisively).

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