NEEDLEMAKERS, The Worshipful Company of, London.
NEEDLEMAKERS, The Worshipful Company of, London. (Incorporated loth November 1656.) Azure (? Vert), three needles in fesse argent, each ducally crowned or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a Moor's head couped at the shoulders, in profile proper, wreathed about the temples argent and gules, vested round the shoulders argent, in his ear a pearl. Supporters — (Dexter) a man, (sinister) a woman, both proper and each wreathed round the waist with leaves of the last, in the woman's dexter hand a needle argent. Motto — " They sewed fig-leaves together and made themselves aprons."
[The supporters are usually called Adam and Eve, and the original crest was a tree proper. The arms are of no authority.]
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