Trimaris Regalia: Royal Herald Tabards
Total items per project:
- Two tabards bearing the Royal Arms of Trimaris for use by Royal Heralds in Court
- 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)
- Linen (linen/poly blends)
- Cotton velvet
- For other appropriate fabric choices, check with the regalia committee prior to purchasing fabric.
- Cotton, cotton/poly, etc
- 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.
- 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.
- Both tabards should be lined, or have neatly finished edges. All support seams should be French seamed or surged.
- 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.