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On Tuesday we unveiled our new Notorious RBG patch, so in keeping with the theme of persistent women, we’d like to spotlight a few designs that should appeal to strong women — and those who stand behind them.

PawneeGoddessesFirst we have the Pawnee Goddess patch ($14), one of our best sellers. Wear this and let everyone know you are a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that you survey, and enemies of fairness and equality will hear your womanly roar.

 

 

 

Though She Be LittleNext is another favorite among our customers, the “Though she be but little, she is fierce” patch ($7), quoting the great line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The quote is also available on an embroidered bookmark ($8).

 

 

 

poc-superheroEven if you don’t have superhuman abilities, you might be a real-life superhero — someone who gives of herself to benefit others and fights injustice wherever you find it. For you, we have the Superhero Geek Merit Badge ($8). We have four variations, for women and men, for people of color and in Caucasian flesh tone.

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Today is Groundhog Day, which people know either as the day people disturb some poor sleeping marmot to inaccurately predict the weather for the next six weeks, or as the Bill Murray comedy about a weatherman trapped in a time loop with Andie MacDowell.

time-travellerWe prefer the latter, personally, so in honor of that fine piece of comedic cinema, we’re going to do a little time-traveling, starting with our Time Traveler Geek Merit Badge ($8 on our web store). We’d like to point out it’s totally coincidental that our design invokes the opening credits for the current iteration of Doctor Who. Our patch came out several years before Peter Capaldi stepped onto the TARDIS.

 

tardis-scarfSpeaking of the good Doctor, we all know that he has quite the fashion sense. So can you if you buy one of our Time Lord Seal scarves to keep warm this winter (however many weeks it may last. We’re looking at you, Mr. Groundhog). This scarf ($21 on our web store) is made of soft blue cotton flannel and is embroidered in silvery-gray thread.

Doctors Name Small 2

 

 

Now, we admit that our Doctor’s Name messenger bags aren’t bigger on the inside, but they have plenty of space to hold a hardcover book (messenger size, $36 on our web store), a tablet computer (tablet/netbook size, $51 on our web store), or a full-size laptop (laptop size, $56 on our web store). The tablet and laptop sizes are padded to protect electronics and have adjustable straps.

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It’s no secret we here at Storied Threads are avid readers and draw a lot of inspiration from our favorite books — and we’re definitely in a literary frame of mind as Boskone, a Boston-based convention that focuses heavily on genre literature, is coming up in a few weeks.

(Sorry, folks, we won’t be there vending, we’re just going to actually go to the con as guests. That’ll be a new experience!)

bibliophileSo this week we’re spotlighting some items that should be of interest to our reader friends, starting with the Bibliophile Geek Merit Badge ($7). We also offer variations of this design on an embroidered bookmark and on a messenger bag. FYI, we haven’t made tablet or laptop sizes in this design yet, but if that sounds like something you or a fellow reader would be interested in, drop us a line and ask about a custom order!

me-timeSpeaking of bookmarks, we have several designs listed in our Literature section, but I’m going to spotlight the “Me Time” bookmark ($8).

We came up with this idea after hearing a lot of stories — too many, in our opinion — of people being harassed in coffee shops and on public transit while they were just trying to sit and read in peace.

Make sure the top of this bookmark is peeking out and send a clear message that you’re not there to chat, you’re there to read.

 

 

Nevermore Messenger Bag

Nevermore Messenger Bag

While we honor several great authors, we’re going to pick on Edgar Allan Poe for our final item, a messenger bag bearing the most famous line he ever wrote, from the poem The Raven ($34). As it happens, the basic messenger bag is the perfect size for holding a hardcover or trade paperback size book!

Remember, these and other designs are also available as stickers, laptop skins, T-shirts, and more at our Redbubble store.

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One of the gifts we received at Christmas was a copy of the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. While the original is still our favorite, we enjoyed the new version a lot (and I think we can all agree it was WAY better than Ghostbusters 2).

mass-hysteriaWith that in mind, this week we’re spotlighting some of our ghostly designs, starting with a patch inspired by one of the many, many quotable lines from the original film. The Mass Hysteria! patch ($10 at our web store) features a cat and a dog living together in perfect harmony — surely a sign of the end of days.

 

 

Ghost HunterNext, for all you aspiring Ghostbusters, we have the Ghost Hunter Geek Merit Badge ($8 at our web store), which features a ghost that glows in the dark. Oooo, spooky!

Finally we have this simple patch featuring a cute little ghost trying its best to scare you (and failing adorably). This ghost also glows in the dark (as shown below), and you can get it from our webstore for just $8.

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On Tuesday we debuted our safety pin patch to benefit the ACLU, and today I wanted to remind people of two other patches we sell that support charitable causes.

Cosplay is not ConsentOur first fundraising patch is our Cosplay Does Not Equal Consent patch, which we created in response to stories of women getting harassed and assaulted at conventions. The message here is simple: a sexy, revealing costume does not mean anyone can touch the wearer without her permission. Proceeds from this patch are donated to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN).

bgsdOur other patch is #bgsd, which stands for “bitches get shit done.” This patch is officially sanctioned by the hashtag’s originator, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel), and the proceeds to go her preferred charity, the Girls Leadership Institute.

Please confider giving to these organizations, even if you don’t buy a patch. They’re all very worthy causes and could use all the help they can get.

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Spending the month at the Connecticut Renaissance FaireConnecticut Renaissance Faire hanging out with Shakespeare Approves has made the choice of themes for this Thursday an easy one!

Though She Be LittleThough She Be But Little, She Is Fierce Patch

O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;
And though she be but little, she is fierce.

This patch is easily our best selling Shakespeare design. People either seem to identify with the quote, or else they know somebody it embodies perfectly!

This sew-on patch is stitched in dark brown thread on unbleached cotton canvas and measures 3″ in diameter.

henryvtablet4Henry V Tablet Messenger Bag

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry, ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’ 

The bag depicts a minimalist version of Tom Hiddleston’s Henry V, as portrayed in “The Hollow Crown”, and is stitched on off white cotton canvas with contrasting black strapping.

I love this design so much that this is actually my own laptop bag shown here. (My laptop is a Surface Pro 3, so it’s pretty small and fits perfectly in the tablet bags I make!)

Exit1Exit, Pursued by a Bear Bookmark

Possibly the best stage direction ever written comes from Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale”. In Act II, Scene iii, the direction simply reads, “Exit, pursued by a bear”.

This bookmark is embroidered in dark brown thread on off white cotton canvas.

The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully funcional as sew-on patches, too! Use it to hold your place in your favorite novel, or sew it on a bag or jacket to show your literary loves to the world.

If you’re a lover of the Bard, head on over to the Shakespeare section of our website! Don’t see your favorite quote? Shoot us a message and let us know!

 

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Last week, we announced our new collaboration with Marrus for a series of DemonFae patches, and the first in that series, “Starry Contemplation“.  Today, I want to let you know that “Starry Contemplation” is available in six differnt background colors, each of which change the mood and the feel of the piece considerably!  All six can be purchased on our website at any time, or at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire this month.

 

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