A very traditional alphabet in an
italic script taken from an antique pattern book, dating from the late 19th Century,
with a matching plain border.
is usual with these antique charts some of the letters are missing. In this case
the 'i' and 'w' are not there. The 'i' is similar to the 'j' in style, and
the 'w' is a double 'v', so the pattern designers left it to the person working
the chart to add these in themselves if they wished. As the pattern works best
with 24 letters instead of 26 we also left them out!
All the different styles of alphabet in these cushions
really complement each other if stitched in the same colours and it would be
nice to make a collection of these cushions for a sofa or chair.
cushion has been worked entirely in cross stitch on 10 count canvas and measures
29cm (11.3 inches) by 25.8cm (10.1 inches) to edge of border, but of course you could make the plain
area within the border much wider if you wish, to produce a larger cushion.
instructions for making this cushion, and charts to follow, are included in the
NPC2: Italic Alphabet Cushion Cover Chart Download