Stadri is pleased to have a very special guest author writing a series of articles for us—Paul Elshoff, Founder and First Officer of the Winnipeg chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. In addition to riding motorcycles, Paul has served in various armed forces and cadets and is a licensed private pilot. Since these are all areas that rely heavily on custom embroidered patches, we couldn’t think of anyone better to be writing for us!
What is an embroidered patch truly worth?
After all, embroidered patches are merely a few square inches of cloth and thread, right?
Well, let’s look at other little pieces of cloth. Let’s start with a light blue ribbon containing a group of white stars. It represents the Congressional Medal of Honor. How about the simple maroon ribbon, representing the Victoria Cross—the highest military honor awarded to armed forces members in the British Military? Merely little pieces of cloth? I don’t think so. Continue reading →
Anyone can brag about how great they are and post great customer testimonials (provided they are in fact great and have such testimonials). Don’t get me wrong–we do this too. But what if rather than simply copying and pasting hundreds of lines of boring text from dozens of emails, we also posted the images of the corresponding patches and used these as examples to better educate our audience about our services and embroidered patches in general? Perhaps that will discourage you from clicking your way out of here after the first or second testimonial. Let’s get started.
Broken Bones Riding Club
I received the patches today and wanted to write a quick note telling you how pleased [I] and my club are with the patches! Really beautiful work; we’ll definitely be talking to you again soon for more work. Thanks for a job well done!
Tim Preisinger, BBRC, MASS
Broken Bone Society
What we learn from these patches: Large patches always look cleaner than small patches. The smaller rank patches here are only 4 x 1, and although they are very simple designs of just text, the 12 x 12 inch back patch is clearly cleaner and more attractive despite being more intricate.
We also learn that Stadri Emblems can fill all of your biker patch needs. We offer back patches, name and rank patches, top and bottom rockers, smaller patches for the front of your jacket or vest, and more. Continue reading →
As the warrior Buffalo Soldier cries out: “We Can – We Will – Ready and Forward Ho!”
“The Arizona Chapter of the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Riders is a diverse group of Sophisticated Educators, Businessmen, Retired and Former Military Personnel.” Their goal is to carry on the legacy of the history of the Buffalo Soldiers ninth and tenth Calvary, and the 24th and 25th infantry from 1866-1900.
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club patch is a large 12-inch back patch, and is worn on members’ uniforms, and is also used for exhibits and displays. The shading and thread effects on the soldiers and horses are very intricate and well done. This is much more easily accomplished on larger sized patches, such as back patches.
The brown outline on the gold text creates a 3-D look against the dark blue twill background—this way, the text will really stand out on their jackets and vests. The brown merrowed border is a nice complement to the dark blue twill.
Here are a few takeaways from this patch for consideration when designing your own: Continue reading →
The Echelon House is a philanthropic project led by the fans of rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Working with Habitat for Humanity internationally, it helps build homes for families in need around the world.
Lily Sebert, now the founder of The Echelon House, never expected her idea to take off the way it has. In 2008, 30 Seconds to Mars partnered with Habitat for Humanity in their hometown of Los Angeles, auctioning off a spot to be able to volunteer and build a house with them, with all money going to Habitat. Inspired by the idea, Lily started a thread on 30 Seconds to Mars’ official message board, encouraging people to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity in their local areas. That same day, it was discovered via the Habitat Hopebuilders site, that houses could be ‘built’ as a group online. With the encouragement of other fans, Lily decided to sign the Echelon up as a group, thinking that maybe they would be able to complete a house if everyone worked together. Much to everyone’s surprise, within a week, they had completed their first house and were working on their second. Continue reading →
At Stadri we ship out thousands of custom patches per week. One of the most regretful things is the fact that we don’t get to see where all our cool patches end up and how they’re used. But tracking all our customers’ patches would be a full-time job in and of itself.
If you come here regularly, you’ve probably noticed a common theme dominating our blog lately: Customer Highlight. In January of this year, we sent out an email to our 5,000+ email list subscribers offering to feature them on our blog in exchange for information about how they use their patches as well as images of the patches in use. The response was overwhelming.
While we expected to hear some unusual and entertaining stories along with some useful images, we never expected this totally awesome video of a Stadri patch being featured in a TV commercial.
So, what is this commercial all about?
In 1993, two individuals, Davin Brainard and Warren Defever started a record label in Livonia Michigan, called Continue reading →
Astro Camp consists of summer space camp programs and a field trip site for classroom teachers. Astro Camp Utah services a little over 10,000 students per year from grades K to 6th.
According to their website, “Astro Camp will create an environment that promotes educational achievement, encourages goal setting, teaches teamwork skills, and builds self esteem by providing unique hands-on learning experiences and positive role models.”
The project that would go on to become Astro Camp was started in 1989 by Ed and Lois Douglas inside Lynn Elementary School. Lois created a hand-made lab from agricultural plastic and PVC pipe and called it AlphaLab. It was a hit, and the students started to desire an even more complete experience. They were able to get funding for the project by The Lynn Elementary School PTA and contributions made by local businesses. They began to run a week-long program in the summer, which was headed by Ed Douglas. Because of increased demand, programs were then held at the Swanson Environmental Center in North Fork Canyon. It was at this time the program was renamed Astro Camp. Continue reading →
It looks like we finally have an explanation as to why blue unicorns and purple seals don’t exist: they didn’t make it onto the ark in time! This contest was very close; by a small margin, our first prize winner of 100 Stadri dollars is:
1) Paul Elshoff with the following caption: “I can’t believe it! A lousy five minutes late and Noah sailed without us!”
2) The second place caption was also awesome and came super-close to winning. Winner of our Fallen Heroes Commemorative Embroidered Patch is Eric with the caption: “Unicorn says to Seal, “No one ever plays leapfrog with me!”
3) The contest was so close that we had two third prize winners.
First is Jim Groody with “Tired of seeing us? Try A.A.!”
Next is Robert Hightower with: “I know the ark door is sealed!! See if you can squeeze thru the port hole.”
Hmm . . . the Stadri staff seems to like those Noah’s Ark references.
Honorable Mentions: We got so many good additions, so I thought I’d list a few great entries that came so close to making it.
“We are from the government and we are here to help you!”
“If I told you once I told you a hundred times to hurry getting into your costume. Now we missed the cruise.”
“Mystical Animal Hair Club: After & Before”
“How does he eat with two horns in his mouth?” “How does he eat with his one tooth on top of his head?”
Thank you to everyone who participated. You really brightened up our Friday with your wit. If you didn’t win this time, don’t fret; we plan to do this again! Continue reading →
There are few finer ways to see the world than on a motorcycle; a combination of exotic locations and an exhilarating mode of transportation offers an experience that is as memorable as it is unique. Even with this in mind, however, there are still steps you can take to maximize your enjoyment and provide yourself with special mementos of your trips and the clubs that you have ridden with. Custom embroidered biker patches offer this in abundance, and allow you to build an entire collection that reflects your riding history.
How Do Patches Improve the Rider’s Experience?
A Reminder of Happy Times: Being part of a biker group or club is a wonderful experience, and only enriches the sights that you see while Continue reading →
PNC Thunder is just one of the many ministries of the Puyallup Nazarene Church in Washington, which is usually the starting point of most rides. The ministry started as merely a group of riders who would meet together throughout the summer months to ride. These individuals were realizing the great opportunity they had to get in touch with other motorcycle enthusiasts. So, in the early spring of 2004, they were officially organized. They refer to themselves as a ministry for their motorcycle enthusiasts, providing the opportunity to participate in organized rides, with one of the many benefits being fellowship with people of varied interests. Continue reading →
Instantly recognizable to all who see it, designers have been creating emblems and logos for years and even those with a limited fashion knowledge can differentiate between the main brands. Establishing a logo is a key part of a business’ development but not all brands are able to project the prestige which they desire from something as simple as a Scottie Dog–so what is the secret?
For a UK-based luxury bag company called Radley—the brand behind the iconic canine—the secret lies in the simplicity. A brand developed from the creative designs of a native Londoner, the Scottie dog first began appearing on the bags when Ms. Lowell Harder–the woman responsible for their creation–was still making them for the Camden Market. Continue reading →
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