Love Letters - Fraktur
The newest in this series of Love Letters charts. Each includes an alphabet and motif with a heart that are particular to a specific art style. In this case, it's Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur Style.
I did this one in Gentle Arts Wool Threads, which seemed a perfect complement to the style. The fabric is Golden Harvest by Silkweavers. Stitch count is 96 x 88. If you want to do this in regular cotton, the Gentle Arts Threads colors are the same.
About Love Letters:
This is a series of embroidery designs that I’ve created to showcase a particular art style. Fraktur is the third, following Celtic and Art Nouveau. Each chart includes an alphabet (the “letters” part) that typifies that art style. Calligraphy is a wonderful thing, with so many variations and individual flourishes that it is always hard to settle on a single form for each letter. The alphabet is paired then with a motif that includes some heart form (the “love” part.)
Fraktur is the name given to both the blackletter-style alphabet and to the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art works that incorporated the letters with fanciful drawings. The lettering dates back to the 16th century, where it was used for typesetting books of all sorts. Although you'd never want to read a novel typeset in Fraktur, the
alphabet is so beautiful and elegant that it continues to be used in an ornamental fashion. You'll recognize it on everything from Gothic-looking t-shirt designs to marriage certificates. Mathematicians may remember working with Fraktur letters
alongside all those Greek characters.
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