Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms

Embroidery is a captivating form of artistic expression that has graced history for centuries. Although traditional hand embroidery and modern machine embroidery have been developed as two distinctly separate techniques, combining the two can create wonderful, unique results!

 

The marriage of hand embroidery’s intricate charm, with the efficiency of machine embroidery gave us the opportunity to create these beautiful badges. These pieces, made exclusively for a private collection had that same luxury feel of traditional goldwork crests, but were produced in a much shorter timeframe.

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery
A family of crests by Hawthorne & Heaney for a Private Collection

 

Hand embroidery and machine embroidery each have their own unique attributes. Hand embroidery oozes a sense of authenticity, allowing the artist’s touch to shine through every stitch. Machine embroidery offers precision, and the ability to replicate intricate patterns with ease. Combining these two techniques allows for the creation of truly exceptional pieces that blend the best of both worlds.

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

During Heraldic times the coat of arms stood as symbol of identity, honour, and lineage. Throughout history, these intricate designs have adorned banners, shields, and even the attire of nobles and knights. Embroidered coat of arms, with their meticulous details and rich symbolism, bring these historical emblems to life on fabric.

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

A coat of arms is more than just a composition of colors and patterns, it is a visual narrative that reflects the history, values and achievements of a family, organization or individual. Each element, from the shield’s shape to the choice of animals, plants, and symbols, conveys a different message.

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

This private collection included four different pieces and twelve of each, the four designs conveying different qualities, achievements, status and many more elements of symbolism. All elements of the crests, from sampling and perfecting the machine embroidery to the intricate hand embroidered goldwork accents, were all produced in our central London Studio in Mayfair.

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms London Hand Embroidery

 

Embroidering a coat of arms requires meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of both heraldic symbolism and embroidery techniques. It was an honour to be given the opportunity to create an exclusive rendition of these prestigious designs that represent the family’s heritage.

 

If you would like to enquire about  embroidered coat of arms, please email us on info@embroidery.london, we’d love to hear from you!

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