The academy of armory, or, A storehouse of armory and blazon containing the several variety of created beings, and how born in coats of arms, both foreign and domestick : with the instruments used in all trades and sciences, together with their their terms of art : also the etymologies, definitions, and historical observations on the same, explicated and explained according to our modern language : very usefel [sic] for all gentlemen, scholars, divines, and all such as desire any knowledge in arts and sciences
Holme, Randle, 1627-1699.

Embrautherers Tools.

6. THese few belong to the Trade of an Imbrau∣therer, beside which I know not, nor can learn of more of any concernment.

LXXVIII. He beareth Argent, an Imbrautherers Tent, with a piece of Cloth strained therein, and Imbrauthered with a Rose all proper. By the name of Imbrautherer. In the Working Tent, or Straining Frame, there are these parts.

  • The Frame or straining Tent.
  • The Mortised pieces, which have square holes cut through at each end.
  • The Running pieces, which go through the Mor∣tises, to make the Frame wider or closer together.
  • The Holes and Pins, they hold it at its distance.
  • The — or List about the Imbrauthered work.
  • The Pack-thread, by which it is strained.

Some Tents have all the four pieces of the Frame with a Mortise at one end and the other plain, by which means the straining part may be so drawn together, that it may be made fit for any piece of Imbrauthery, big or little, long or square.

LXXIX. He beareth Gules, a Quill of Silver. Others term it a Quill Or, filled with Silver Thread. By the name of Silverquile.

Gules two Imbrautherers Broaches in Salter, between 2 such Quills of Gold Thread, Or; on a Chief Argent a Lion passant Gules, is the Coat of Arms now born by the Company of Imbrautherers, of the City of Chester.

LXXX. He beareth Sable, a Quill emptied of its Thread, Or. This I take to be the ancient way of drawing the empty Quill, and so I find it born in the Coat Armour belonging of old to the Company of Im∣brautherers of Chester, viz. Paly of six Ermin and Azure, on a Fess Gules, two Embrautherers Broaches in Salter, and two such Quils, Or; between three Lions Passant Gardant, or 3 Lions of England.

A. 3 such G. is born by Van Harn of Thurnigrans.

Page  310In the sinister side of this square, is placed a Ball of Silver or Gold Thread, which some term a Ball Fusil wise, because it is rather long than round; and thus the Imbrautherers bear it in their Coat at London.

LXXXI. He beareth Azure, an Embrautherers Broach in Bend Or, between an Hank of Gold Thread, and a Needle with a Silver Thread in it. Some Blazon it between a Hank of Thread Or, and a Needle with a Thread in it Argent. This is born by the name of Brautherer corruptly, but rather Imbrautherer.

The Broach is a piece of Turned Wood of what sort the Master pleaseth, but the solidest is the best, ha∣ving a nick or notch at one end, and 3 square at the other, which is to keep it from turning about; on this they use to roll or wind their Gold Thread or Silk Twist which they Imbrauther withal. see numb. 80.

The Hank of Silver, and Gold, and Silk Twist, are generally made up close after this manner; but Thread or Yarn more open at the ends, as in chap. 6. numb. 20. Some term this a Roll or Knot of Gold Thread.