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Backstitch alphabets 
10th-Sep-2009 10:38 am
Eat a Rhesus
Hi all - I'm looking at starting a newer project focusing primarily on stitched text (the border, I have yet to figure out). It's a lot of text, and I think a good back-stitched cursive alphabet would look the best. I've poked around at various x-stitch programs for the computer, but it looks like they mostly convert fonts to full x-stitch, or have fancy designed letters.

I don't especially want to sit down with an alphabet print-out and do all of the lettering myself on graph paper. Is there a program or website that will let me input text and convert that text into gridded back-stitching? This would save me heaps of time - thanks in advance~!
10th-Sep-2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
StitchPoint has this tool, with four cross-stitched fonts and two back-stitched ones. For cursive you might need to do a little touching up so the letters connect properly.
10th-Sep-2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
...one warning, the back-stitched cursive alphabet is kind of big.
10th-Sep-2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
search for free cross-stitch alphabet. I did that once and found some links to clearinghouse pages of free fonts. One or two of them had chart generators. I just don't remember which now. I was looking for a Celtic one and may have used that as a keyword when I searched.
11th-Sep-2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I have a cursive backstitch alphabet in my stash of freebie downloads I could send you.

Otherwise, you might want to check out books of just alphabets (Jeanette Crewes did several, among others), there would be at least a few backstitch alphabets in there.
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