Based on my original Lucky Fish pattern, Lucky Fish Lettering is a complete alphabet that can be embroidered as is or split up to create monograms, names and phrases - or personalised rosettes.
The design sat around on my computer for absolute ages. It was only when I started playing around with typography - my Deco Alphabet and ABC patterns in particular - that it fell into place in my mind and has now become part of a bit of series of alphabet, lettering and monogram patterns.
I knew they worked as lettering, as I expanded on my Lucky Fish pattern to create the full alphabet. If you're not familiar with the story behind that pattern, lucky fish is really just a South African way of saying, "Lucky you." As in, "You lucky fish."
I wanted to arrange the letters so the pattern could be embroidered as a complete alphabet or broken up into individual letters, to give it legs (as they say in the ad industry). The idea is for you to stitch the design as is or use the letters to create your own monograms, names, words and phrases. And the personalised rosettes are a fun idea for monograms.