Alphabet false starts

I wanted to bead some letters for a possible project, and here are my first attempts. Here’s my false starts, from left to right:

alphabet-false-starts

Because I like to make things difficult, I started with trying to make a curve for a cursive “A” using brick stitch. I’m sure it’s possible, but it’s certainly not easy! If I want someone to be able to read it, I need to do something else. Next, was embroidering a single line of beads onto Ultrasuede for an “A.” Too floppy. Final attempt, a double lined block letter “A.” Not as fancy, but THIS can be read.

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