to any apparel. It’s the high-end of garment decoration and demands graphic elements that are simple and bold. Thread colors add to the design element and one can generally have multiple colors in a design without extra expense. Pricing is based on stitch count. Smaller and less dense designs cost less.
Make your brand shine. It takes experience to match artwork, apparel style and printing. Field Crafts started in 1977 and has experience. Half a dozen staff with over a decade of graphics and others with two and three decades plus. We custom print regionally and nationally. Our original artistic apparel has sold nationally plus our patented BookWear® with a compressed T-shirt inside has sold to 650 colleges and hundreds of hospitals, associations and corporate customers globally. We’ve got experience to help with your artwork and garment selection!
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When it comes to custom embroidery in Traverse City, Michigan, Field Crafts offers over 25 years of experience providing custom embroidered shirts, hats, bags, and other garments and promotional products. Field Crafts has earned solid reputation as for embroidery services in Traverse City and throughout Northern Michigan. The highly experienced staff at Field Crafts has helped many different customers with their custom embroidery needs. So whether you run a Traverse City restaurant or help spearhead a festival in Northern Michigan, Field Crafts has both the skill-set and technology to deliver.
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Tourism and the resort business in Northwestern Michigan has fueled exponential growth for embroidered apparel in the past thirty years. Concurrently, embroidery technology (computerization) has grown exponentially during the same timeframe.
When Field Crafts first purchased a 4-head, 6-color embroidery machine in 1986, it was the leading edge of embroidery technology in Traverse City and throughout Northern Michigan. Basically, a modern embroidery machine is a computer controlling 72 to 180 needles on 12 “sewing machines” and following a pre-programmed pattern. It’s an amazing machine to watch. Several years later, we added a 12-head machine and embroidery digitizing equipment.
Apparel for embroidery is varied. Staff uniforms are a big part of the custom embroidery market for hospitals, restaurants, pubs, manufacturers and associations. At Field Crafts, we have helped many of these companies and organizations in Traverse City and throughout the Midwest.
Human resource departments at Traverse City’s Munson Healthcare, Paul Oliver Hospital in Frankfort and West Shore Medical Center in Manistee have been major purchasers of embroidered apparel. Another strong customer for us has been San Juan Medical Center in New Mexico. They have twice won a coveted national award for healthcare and each time we’ve produced 2,000 embroidered polo shirts for them in which they gave out as a “Thank You” to staff. We packaged it in a “book” to tell the story of the award. Similarly, we sell to 24 hospitals within the Iowa Hospital Association that use the shirts to say “Thank You” to their staff on an ongoing basis.
There’s hardly a restaurant in the Traverse City and Northwest Michigan area that doesn’t have embroidered clothing apparel. Restaurants and pubs can add logo identity to embroidered garments, like staff shirts, aprons, hats and bags. Additionally, many popular restaurants sell embroidered apparel and memorabilia to customers. Whether embroidered or screen printed, restaurants also often sponsor sports teams that show off their logos on the field.
Festivals are a great place for music, dancing, food, socializing and custom embroidery. Here at Field Crafts, we’ve produced embroidered and screenprinted apparel for Blissfest for 25 years. Additionally, our company has also provided custom embroidery services for Wheatland, Farmfest, Hoxeyville and Grassroots (in NY state) festivals, as well as for the bands they hire. Then there’s the great biannual Microbrew & Music in Traverse City, Michigan. We’ve supplied them with custom embroidered and printed apparel for both the summer and winter festivals. What a blast those are.
If your company, organization, or cause needs and experienced provider of Traverse City embroidery services, Field Crafts has the capabilities and local passion to ensure your project is completed with perfection. Our staff can help you determine the specific details of your embroidery needs, from the design elements to the pricing.
Design parameters for embroidery are different than for screen printed artwork. Strong graphic elements and lettering are the norm for custom embroidery, while screen printing can be graphic and illustrative. Typically an embroidered design will have two to four colors while screen printing can be the full spectrum.
Size of design is restricted in embroidery because pricing is based on thousands of stitches. A small heart-size logo can normally take five to eight thousand stitches and a full chest size can be ten times that or more, greatly increasing the cost of production. Detailed, full-back embroidery on a leather jacket can be a thing of beauty, but it comes at a dear price. Our Northern Michigan based experts can suggest the best course of action to best suit your needs and budget restraints.
Everybody loves a custom embroidered hat, especially those who spend time outdoors. Here in Traverse City, MI, Sailboat owners are keen to have of their boat name custom embroidered on a brimmed hat that gives name recognition and to block the sun. Likewise, for team sports teams, golfers, skiers, bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts, custom embroidery can offer a sense of unity and identification. Northern Michigan is blessed with outdoor activities, and hence a demand for embroidered hats of all types. Don’t forget the abundant fruit farms and wineries that need sun protection, and logos, for workers in the fields.
Custom embroidered designs on apparel are a class act. Don’t get caught without them!