The art of using thread to create images on fabrics and textiles is not new. Embroidery, by its many names and styles, is an historical form of artistic expression. Whether it is used to tell a story, to identify royalty, to depict a manner of lifestyle and much more, embroidery has been with us from the earliest civilizations.
Where many of our common practices have either been outdated or outmoded with the onset of modern technology, it has only benefited in more prolific and versatile ways. Today’s computer programs give us the ability to expedite the process of creating beautifully designed and stitched embroidery for use on all manner of textiles from T-shirts to caps, bags, accessories and so much more.
Our in-house custom embroidery presents you with the opportunity to specialize your approach. If you are looking for team shirts or caps, or you are advertising your logo or need to create one, if you are planning an event and you want all your attendees to sport the same polo shirt with marking the occasion, we have both a Graphic Design team to help you and our Online Design application you can use yourself.
Whether you need us to assist you in producing your concept or you have your own digital artwork or you want to make full use of our extensive designs, clip art or artwork contained in our application, we have available for you everything you need to get your designs from ideas to finished stitched pieces ready to be shipped directly to your door.
Customize your own apparel and promotional materials to get your message out there for everyone to see. You know why T-shirts and caps are so prominent in our society? They deliver the immediate connection and relativity with others who either own or wear the same symbols. For example, fans of ball teams know immediately they have a partner even when noticed from across the room or the parking lot because of what is displayed on their cap or jersey. It is an instantaneous means of commonality, of relating to each other. It is also why we collect them, too, especially if they are commemorating a special occasion or moment in time.
When you are making the effort to get your name or brand out there or creating your line, whether it is in the form of clothing, caps, bags or accessories, you have the power to establish yourself in useful items that people will seek to gather and collect and continue to look for more. At the same time, you have the opportunity to brand your gear and then use them as incentives whether they become prizes or as giveaways in a fundraiser, for example.
Embroidery has earned a place of prominence in society. In an official capacity, it is used to identify organizations or agencies at a glance. It is used to identify religions, is seen as a mark of wealth and is used to designate the domain of a few experts or a more broadly reaching technique. For centuries, it has been the sign of high social status visible on handkerchiefs, shoes and slippers, flags, tunics or robes, sheaths and belts, pouches and horse tack.
Embroidery is commonly used for business and political purposes. Other uses include:
We have an extensive selection of items such as:
There is nothing better than offering a swag bag for your attendees when you are out at a convention or networking to help get your brand recognized. Our promotional items run the gamut and provide you the arsenal to do guerilla marketing. We have extensive catalogs that you can browse to see all that are available for you to customize and exploit whether at trade shows, conferences or sales calls. Plan on making these some of your bonus items, handouts or giveaways. When you combine the value of a fine array of products with the perfection of custom work, you are scoring points when it comes to making a strong impression.
By its nature, embroidery designs provide compelling detail in the intricate stitching. Our state-of-the-art digital programs and computerized stitching produces flawless results for you. Within the designs, you have an opportunity to use vibrant colors or depict simple designs in just one or a few colors. Projects are eye-catching and in many cases something to be expected when you are conveying a touch of class, a rich look and feel and most certainly something to keep and keep nice.
If you want your embroidered items to stand out, contact our professional and friendly staff members at Shop Strange in Portland. We are here to take every step of the way with you in terms of guidance, in preparation, in selecting the garments or items you want your designs stitched on and throughout the entire process. We are passionate about our business and strive to show you how we can fuse that energy with yours to create a winning combination.
We have worked hard to become your one-stop shop whether you are a school, a business or organization. Check us out and play with our online tools if you want to see how accessible our extensive library of content is for you to play with some ideas. Then, give us a call and discuss your desires with our team. We are eager to walk through the process with you to give you exactly what you are looking for.
Shop Strange – Portland Embroidery & Screen Printing
9220 SW Barbur Blvd #110
Portland, OR 97219
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