Stitched , cloth patches

Discussion in 'Reproduction manufacturers' started by fleet16b, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. fleet16b

    fleet16b Member

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    Hey Guys
    My aviation business logo that was designed in 1928 is a set of cloth stitched wings with the company name etc
    I want to get a small run of them made but most modern shops dont really have the background to recreate them properly
    It there anyone her on the website that re-creates wings in that would be able to capture the vintage look ? Any recommendations ?

    Thanks
     
  2. unclegrumpy

    unclegrumpy Active Member

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    It would help if you posted your design. There are several people that can make nice versions in leather, but embroidery gets tougher. Most current patch manufacturers use computer guided machines that do not produce anything close to the same look as things had in the 1920's.

    Another thing, is the Canadians had there own style of doing things. I am not exactly sure when the embroidery style I am thinking of first started, but it was at least in the 1930's. Two examples from one company are below, the second showing the manufacturing label. I picked both because they had wings on them...if you search on the internet you will see they did all sorts of squadron patch designs, all in a combination of layered felt and chain stitching....see the link below.

    20 years or so ago, I used to go to some of the Shows in BC, and a fellow back then was having this style patch made for current RCAF units. He was having them done by a local company that was making jacket patches for the youth hockey teams. Many of the hockey team patches were very close to the old style, except the colors and feel of the felt was off. He figured a way around that.

    Anyway, I don't know how much sports team embroidery has changed in Canada in the last 20 years, but I bet there is someplace that still does it the old way. I think this style would be right for the era you are going for. One last thing, RCAF patches from this era...like the top one...are rather large...in the neighborhood of 5"...or slightly larger.

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Crest_Craft_Patches

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  3. fleet16b

    fleet16b Member

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    Here is our original decal from 1928 that provides a sharper image and details that are no captured in the cloth photo . We want everything but the word member

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    Here is our original cloth crest from 1928
    This is what I want to recreate

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  4. unclegrumpy

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  5. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    a number of peeps here could make a nice painted/aged leather version that would look just as cool.
     
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