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Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? Did you love it as much as I did? It’s been a week since I saw it and I’m still talking about it, so this week I’m spotlighting some items that should be of interest to fellow fans of the Princess of Themyscira.

We debuted the Amazon Fandom Pride Patch ($7) quite some time ago, but now seems like a great time to reintroduce everyone to it. This is a great little accessory to add to a jacket or bag.

Next, for all you women who, like me, love superheroines, check out the Superhero Geek Merit Badges ($8), which come in both genders and in white or POC variations. Representation matters!

 

 

 

Finally, we pay tribute to another awesome warrior princess in the Amazon mold: Xena! Lucy Lawless’s iconic character filled that too-long gap between the end of Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman TV series and the Gal Gadot movie by giving us a strong, smart, sexy, and yes, skilled hero to admire.

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Happy Towel Day from Storied Threads!

For those of you unfamiliar with this quasi-holiday, it is the day when fans of the late Douglas Adams pay tribute to his work, specifically to his epic sci-fi series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. We here at Storied Threads are fans too, as evidenced by a few items dedicated to his most famous novels.

We start, appropriately, with our “Don’t Forget Your Towel” patch ($8). It’s the most important thing you can bring with you on an intergalactic adventure!

 

 

 

 

And then there is our 42 patch ($7), which refers to the supercomputer Deep Thought’s cryptic answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

 

 

 

 

Finally, we have Mr. Adams’ immortal words of advice: “Don’t Panic.” You can get this sage advice on a patch ($9), or on a messenger ($39) or tablet bag ($54). Want it on a full-size laptop bag? Contact us for a custom order!

“I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from.” – Eddie Izzard

I am a big European history nerd, and I’ve learned that many of my customers are too. I’ve been thinking about trying to come up with some new designs for my History line, but for now I’ll just spotlight a few items I’m especially fond of.

One of my earliest European history designs was inspired by a viewing of the TV show The Tudors (not a great show by the way, especially if you’re a hardcore history and costuming geek like me). The Anne Boleyn patch ($8) depicts Anne’s iconic necklace dropping with blood, which foreshadows her unfortunate fate.

After the body of King Richard III was discovered under a car park, I came up with the Here Lyes Richard III – No Parkyng patch ($9) mostly as a joke. I didn’t think anyone else would appreciate the gag, but I soon discovered I wasn’t the only person who found it funny. This always got a good reaction at shows among history fans, and I sometimes receive e-mails from customers who discovered the patch and had to tell me how much they love it.

In 1485, Henry Tudor defeated King Richard III in battle, thus ending the War of the Roses. As King Henry VII, he married Elizabeth of York, and symbolically combined the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York into one sigil — the Tudor Rose. I love the design, which is why I’ve made it available as a patch ($9), on a scarf ($23), and on small messenger ($38), tablet ($53), and laptop bags ($58).

And remember, all three of these designs are available on a variety of products in my Redbubble shop!

Recently I went on another photography expedition through the cemetery near my house, and I came out with this image. It’s one of many, many angel statues and memorials in the graveyard, but this one jumped out at me — not in a terrifying Weeping Angel way, though.

The “Angel of Judgement” is now available through my Redbubble shop on a variety of items. Go check them out!

I’m privileged to know a lot of fantastic artists of all kinds — actors, singers, musicians, dancers, writers, fine and graphic artists — and I like to support them however I can.

Two of those artists have taken to Patreon to support themselves as working artists. For those unfamiliar with the site, it’s a crowdfunding resource for artists. People can offer to contribute money on a monthly basis to an artist, and in exchange the artist provides supporters with various perks based on their contribution level.

The first artist I want to draw (see what I did there?) your attention to his my friend Marrus, with whom I’ve collaborated on the Demon Fae patches. I’ve been a fan of hers for years and I’m happy to call her a friend as well as an occasional partner in art.

The other artist I’m spotlighting is Patricia Lupien, who does the artwork for my husband’s novels. She just started up her Patreon page a few weeks ago and it’s in its early stages, but I expect to see a lot of cool stuff coming out of it in the weeks and months ahead.

In addition to their Patreon pages, they both sell their wares online, so go check them out and buy yourself some awesome art!

I think we’ve established quite firmly we here at Storied Threads are book lovers, and we know a lot of our fans are too. This week’s design is for you.

The Bibliophile’s Bookcase depicts five classic novels sitting on a shelf waiting to be read (or perhaps re-read): Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, and Silas Marner. We plan to roll out quite a few variations on this patch — we already have a classic science fiction version ready to test-run — so eventually you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of pre-fab patches.

BUT WAIT! If you’d like a patch that reflects your particular tastes, we can customize this patch to your liking! Just order the patch and tell us which five book titles you’d like to see and we’ll make it for you.

The basic patch is $11. A custom version using your five titles is $16.

You can also grab this design (stock version only) at our Redbubble shop.