Blue Aster Studio

Turning a Digital Design Into an Embroidered Patch

David Orr

One of the best parts of working with Indiana Raptor Center is that they are up for just about anything. One of the projects that's been the most fun is the "Certified Dinosaur Rehabber" embroidered patch. The folks at the raptor center are as geeky about dinosaurs as David is, so this was a patch made in heaven (sorry).

Here's a few steps in the design process, from rough layout to the final piece.

The initial mock-up

The first rough sketch after a change in proportion to make the hawk larger.

The third iteration, with new color scheme, more elegant design of the dinosaur, and typography added.

The completed patch! It's been a hit with Indiana Raptor Center's supporters.