Sunday, 14 August 2016

Ancient Crafts at the Lyon Court

As well as keeping a wonderful team of heraldic artists and calligraphers busy, not to mention the suppliers of pigments and vellum, the Lyon Court has provided many craftspeople with the opportunity to show the world that many of the old crafts are very far from dead.

Here is the brilliantly funny account of the making and presentation of Lyon's collar in 1998:   

and here the making of the new Extraordinary Heralds' badges by Ian Grant in 2007, an account which also clarifies the making of the 1821 badges:

Here is the revival of the Lyon's Crown, by Jon Hunt of Hamilton and Inches in 2003

and finally, for the moment, the creation of the new set of tabards by the Embroiderers' Guild of Dundee: