For the third letter in my alphabet series, I used my take on Assisi embroidery.
A is a mauvy-pinky-purply color, like a henley shirt I had as a teenager. That shirt is long gone, but I have a beach towel that's almost the same shade. I cut out a 2 by 3 inch rectangle from the edge and zigzagged the edges a couple of times, with a variegated quilting thread.
I also stay-stitched the cut-out, so the towel wouldn't unravel.
I then sketched out an A in a blue wash-out marker and started stitching:
A close up: