Embroidery Library’s Wild Side Alphabet a contemporary font with a bit of an edgy look. I love the nifty filigree background. Its scale sets the stage for the robust serif letter. At first glance, the letter appears to have four colors: the background scroll work, the letter’s fill, the satin accents on the curves and the shading run stitches at the letter’s edge. In reality, the fill and satin accents are the same thread color but they appear to be two shades because of the direction of the fill and the satins’ elements.
As the satin accents curve and taper along the edge of the letter, light plays off those curves and allows the satin stitches to ‘pop’ or separate from the neighboring flat, fill stitches. It’s a modern approach to a traditional design – lettering and displays excellent use of digitizing skills.
Best as a single initial monogram, the font would need some tweaking if you’re determined to use it in a three initial monogram. Let’s take a look.
This 3-initial monogram works but I like the stand-alone, single-initial best. I think my favorite feature in the font is the shading run stitches – they give the appearance of wood carving – it’s a fun approach to a traditional embroidery application.