Words by Daisy, The RB Equestrian Blog Dog on 01/07/2016 14:44:00
About our services
Those who have been into the store recently may have wondered what that low burring noise towards the back of the store was. Well, that would be our embroidery machine busy embroidering away.
With speeds of up to 950 stitches per minute, it’s captivating to watch the machine in action: the design going from the computer screen to appearing on a saddle cloth, rug or jacket. You are very welcome to come and watch it – it’s why we put the machine in the store rather than keeping it hidden in the back.
So far, lots of people have asked for their names and those of their beloved horse on their saddle cloth. It’s a great way of making them that much more personal, and to make sure that people know who to look out for when watching a rider compete. Having a wide variety of colours, we have been able to match the colour of the writing with the finer details of the product. We have just started embroidering our cute Penelope Trot-a-lot range.
We don’t just do writing. We have also embroidered company and riding club logos for those who want to advertise their business, club or have staff uniforms done. You may have seen our own staff wearing their embroidered gilets – which means customers can easily recognise our staff to ask for help.
We have a range of standard designs in – the stars and the jumping horse outline are proving the most popular - so that you can really splash out on a great design. It’s a fantastic way of brightening up a jacket or rug.
We are also able to embroider the logos for individual sport, riding and pony clubs.
How do I make an order?
• email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
• call us on 01908 365335 or
• visit us in-store.
We will talk through with you what you want and give you some advice on sizes and where it might be placed best. For more complicated designs, we will send you an approval sheet, which is a picture of your design. That way you can make sure you like it, ask for any changes and check the spelling! Once we have your approval, we can get on with the embroidery. We will give you a timeframe for when the embroidery should be completed but please let us know if you need it for a special date such as a birthday or Christmas so we can aim to meet your deadline.
It's also important that you let us know if you need the design to fit to certain specifications for example to comply with the rules of British Dressage.
What if I want a special design?
If you want a special design that we do not already offer, we will need to get the design digitized. Put simply, this means creating a special computer file of the design which tells the embroidery machine how to embroider it. You would be surprised how complicated it can be: stitch count, length, and spacing, among many other things, all have to be programmed. There is a charge for doing this as we use a professional digitizing firm.
So, if you are interested in using our embroidery services why not contact one of the team?
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