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ElevenYou see, most patches, you know, only go to ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your patch. Where can you go from there? Where? Nowhere. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, we put it up to eleven. One louder.

This sew-on patch is stitched in black and white on black cotton canvas, and is available in our webstore.

Click here to buy one!

Our shop at the OtherWhere Market.

Our shop at the OtherWhere Market.

Just about two months ago, my friend Kathy mentioned to me she was thinking of hosting a holiday craft fair aimed at geeky and alternative interests.  Kathy runs the shop ARTsylum at Mill #5 in Lowell, MA, which is a fantastic little shop full of works by local artists, including Storied Threads. And it was at the Mill that she wanted to hold this fair.

There were a lot of things that might have made me say no to such an event. First year events are always a gamble. And she was putting it together on short notice, with little time to organize and advertise. But something told me this was something I should get in on, and so I said yes almost without hesitation.

Diagon Alley. Er, I mean, the row of shops at Mill # 5.

Diagon Alley. Er, I mean, the row of shops at Mill # 5.

The event was on Saturday — and it exceeded my expectations! The Mill itself is amazing, for one thing. They are still renovating the space, but what they have done already is gorgeous, and the row of shops makes you feel like you’re walking down Diagon Alley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OtherWhere2The directory next to the back elevator also reinforced my belief that I was in the right place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTsylum, from the outside hallway.

ARTsylum, from the outside hallway.

And I finally got to actually see ARTsylum for the first time, and see my products in the shop beside the works of so many other wonderful artists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A display of Storied Threads patches at ARTsylum.

A display of Storied Threads patches at ARTsylum.

On top of all of the great ambiance, the event was incredibly well attended. For six hours, we had a steady flow of traffic, both in the Mill as a whole, and in our little corner of the Market. We met a lot of new customers, people who hadn’t run into us before at conventions or ren faires, and did enough business that we’ve already made it know that we’ll be back again next year.

TARDIS_Sm1The sad thing about these new chokers is that I have only 2 of each of them. The cool thing is that they are ready to ship — order now (with Priority shipping) and you’ll have it for Christmas!

Click here to order the small TARDIS choker.

Click here to order the Weeping Angel choker.

Click here to order the Plague Doctor choker.

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Nevermore“Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting—
“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

The sew-on patch is stitched in black on gray cotton canvas, and is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

Click here to buy one!

Black WidowThe deadliest assassin in the arachnid family? The black widow spider, of course.

This scarf is stitched with a red hourglass on black cotton flannel, and is available on our website.

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*The gun pictured here is a non-functioning bb gun. Just for the record.

James BondWe finished this new design about two days ago, and our timing couldn’t have been better. Today’s announcement of the new Bond film, “Spectre”, has us super excited!

The name? Bond. James Bond.

This sew-on patch depicts a minimalist style rendering of the world famous spy stitched on off-white cotton canvas, and measures approximately 4.7″ tall by 3.2″ wide.

Click here to buy one!

Anglophile2Here at Storied Threads, we’re big believers in wearing your geekery on your sleeve. Or on your bag. Or your hat. Or, really, wherever you like to stitch or glue your patches. With that in mind, we’ve begun a line of Fandom Pride patches!

This patch is for all the Anglophiles out there, and is available as a patch in our Etsy shop and on our website, and also as a sticker at Redbubble.

Click here to buy one!

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