A Folk Font Sampler {in progress}

A couple of weeks ago, you may remember this post where I was playing around with what I call “folk font.” Well, I mentioned then that I might like to draw up the full alphabet, and I have been working on that this lovely morning.

When I started trying to decide on a layout for the alphabet, the folksy-ness of the font made me think of traditional samplers, so I played around with that idea in the composition. Of course this is not embroidered as samplers usually are—but wouldn’t it be fun to embroider? Hmm, the possibilities! This drawing is still in progress—not sure what I want to do with it next. Honestly, I feel like whipping out some crayons and coloring it, but here it is so far:

{By the way, I’m still working on figuring out if the font has a real name—thanks for your suggestions on my last post! I saw it in a catalog of type last weekend under “Victorian” styles, but didn’t see a specific name.}

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2 Responses to “A Folk Font Sampler {in progress}”


  1. 1 linda June 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Font samplers are super fun…but I’m never consistent enough to do an alphabet…ahah…

  2. 2 Kerri June 10, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Nicole, I think these letters are beautiful!


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