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June 23, 2024

The Kingdom of Trimaris

The Three Seas of Power

Regalia Project: Royal Herald Tabards

Trimaris Regalia: Royal Herald Tabards

Description:

  • A set of two matching tabards for Royal Heralds

    Total items per project:

  • Two tabards
    • Two tabards bearing the Royal Arms of Trimaris for use by Royal Heralds in Court

    Materials specifications:

  • Fabric:
    • All fabric should be pre-washed and dried to ensure dyes are set and will not run in case of contact with water. Fabrics should be durable and similar to those used in period.
    • Cotton (trigger, blends)
    • Duck
    • Linen (linen/poly blends)
    • Silk
    • Cotton velvet
    • For other appropriate fabric choices, check with the regalia committee prior to purchasing fabric.
  • Thread:
    • Cotton, cotton/poly, etc

    Color specifications:

  • Colors are chosen to best match the Trimarian arms and should be strictly adhered to when making your fabric selection for uniformity of Trimaris Regalia. Tabards may either be blue with the arms appliquéd, or white with the arms appliquéd.
    • Blue
    • White

    Construction specifications:

  • Design: Display of Arms
    • Tabards should bear the Royal Arms of Trimaris
    • The arms should be appliquéd or embroidered to ensure durability.
    • Painted arms are not accepted as paint has both wash and storage issues.
    • The Royal Arms should be displayed centered on the tabard and large enough to be ovbvious in large court settings
    • As the Royal Herald serves as the Voice of the Crown, it is appropriate for Court tabards to bear only the Trimarian arms. Crossed trumpets may be added in a small size on the capsleeves of the tabard, but should remain inconspicuous and be displayed only in the existing blue and white colors of the tabard.
  • Sewing:
    • All design pieces should be embroidered or appliquéd in place, sewn completely with thread around all edges to protect from wear. Due to wear and washing needs, glue is not an acceptable fixative.
  • Finishing:
    • Both tabards should be lined, or have neatly finished edges. All support seams should be French seamed or surged.
  • Shape:
    • One tabard shape should be used for both tabards in the set. Tabard sleeves are optional
    • Tabards should not be sewn up the sides so that they may accommodate individuals of varying size.
    • Neck openings should have a keyhole shape so that heads of various size can be accommodated without necessitating overly large neck openings.

    Design specifications:

  • Images of the Trimarian arms are provided as a design guide and should be strictly adhered to for uniformity of Trimaris Regalia. Images can be found in your Regalia Packet. Please contact the Trimaris Regalia Committee (trimaris.regalia@gmail.com) for digital copies if needed.
  • Both tabards should have a similar ‘look’. (The embroidered or appliquéd arms should have the same placement and be of the same size. Both tabards should have the same body color. Both tabards should be made of the same fabrics.)
  • The same fabrics and appliqué techniques should be used for both tabards

    Size specifications:

  • Both tabards should be the same length, appropriate for an adult male or female wearer.

    Notes:

  • 2-3 sets of Herald tabards are sought. Please let the regalia committee know how many sets you would like to create.

    Uniformity:

  • Uniformity of Royal Regalia is paramount so that all members of the Royal Family and their attendants may be easily identified.