Embroidered initials and monograms have always been favorites. Not only do they give distinction to the simplest linens, but they also personalize a gift handkerchief, towel, shirt, or lingerie as nothing else can do. this alphabet, a modern version of fine Roman lettering, was drawn by C E Caryn, noted type designer.
Miss Erica Wilson, a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework in London, who has taught in the United States, did the embroidery. It shows some of the many ways the work may be varied by combinations of stitches and color.