9 March 2006

Baronial Badge Kits

I didn't want to put all the pictures in one post! So I have started working on writing up the instructions for the Baronial Badge Kits. Below is the design for the badges. The heraldry is pre-determined, but I wanted to get away from the plain heater shield, so I have chosen a late 15thC/Early 16th C German shield shape. I wanted to use the jousting shield, but that shape would be hard to sew, so the simplier shape it is. The lymphad (ship), chevron and wreath will all be worked in imitation Japanese gold thread in plain surface couching.