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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #29

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #29

As I was searching through my vintage Workbasket pattern files for one to share with you, I realized that it’s been quite a while since I posted an alphabet pattern. This one is quite different from the ones I shared in the past such as the 2″ Floral Alphabet A to O (letters P to Z) and the smaller 1″ Alphabet.

Either of those would be lovely embroidered on a gift intended for a woman but probably wouldn’t be suited for the male half of the population. Today’s pattern on the other hand would be such a fun way to personalize a gift for one or more of the men on your list.

Vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for Tusk Alphabet from page #89

When Dave was tracing them, he said they looked like they were made up of tusks so that’s what he called them:

PDF download for The Tusk Alphabet.

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Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #29

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial called How to Link Up to a Link Party to help you not only link up to this party but to any link party you might like to participate in.

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules.   They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.  (Please note:  For those of you who have already been kind enough to add the button, the coding has been updated and I would so appreciate it if you would grab the new code.)

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. I would, of course, love it if you decide to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party. (If you do decide to follow me, you can subscribe to e-mail updates in the box on the upper right hand side bar. You will then be sent an activation e-mail.  Once you click on the link in that e-mail, you will begin receiving updates each time I post.  Buttons to follow me on other social media are in the upper left hand side bar.)

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  • Mary Anne
    November 4, 2015 7:34 pm

    They do look like tusks, so a perfect name for the alphabet. It’s also somewhat Asian in look. Nice to find something that’s more suitable for a man too. Thank you!

  • Katie
    October 26, 2015 11:23 am

    I’m finally back to stitching after all our traveling. So I was able to check in again. Beautiful projects that everyone is sharing. Thanks for hosting!

  • Mary
    October 26, 2015 9:33 am

    Those would be great in an outline stitch as well as a satin stitch. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sherrie
    October 26, 2015 9:31 am

    I’m new to the Stitchery Link Party. Thank you for sharing all the embroidery patterns. I’ve been saving them to use later. I’m not quite sure how to transfer them to fabric, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out. Have a great day!

  • Christine B.
    October 26, 2015 7:29 am

    Thank you for sharing the lovely alphabet pattern… they always come in useful! No stitching to link this week but I’m looking forward to seeing what others share! Christine x

  • Flashinscissors
    October 26, 2015 7:53 am

    Thank you for organizing your Stitchery Link Party, Susan. I really enjoy visiting everyone else’s blogs, but don’t always manage to leave comments – blogger seems to play up sometimes! One can write a really long comment only to find when one looks back its disappeared, however, it is so great when it works!

    Thank you for sharing the lovely alphabet pattern!

    Barbara xx

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