Sunday, 3 June 2012
Thirty-one miles of thread were needed to stitch half a million gold buttons on to the banner that was hung on the Queen's barge, which we saw glide down the Thames today on the occasion of the Queen's Jubilee. What a thrilling occasion it has been. The sight of all those small boats, flags flying was just so unbelievably pretty.
It took a team of hardworking seamstresses four months to sew on all the buttons following the design by Miss Carrington, who designed the banner.
Here you can see just how tiny some of those buttons were that were used for the detail.
World famous Hand & Lock had the privilege and honor to produce the embroidered banners, throne embroideries and cyphers on the Royal Barge. Based near Oxford Circus in London, Hand & Lock is the most prestigious Embroidery-Design-Brand in the world. In its near 250 years of existence, the company has worked for kings and queens around the globe. Hand & Lock covers a wide range of niche markets from civilian and military regalia through to ecclesiastical and couture, specialising in bespoke individually crafted embroideries.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 16:33