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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.

After a week like this, we all need a good laugh, and right now the best laughter to be found is with Jonah and the Bots in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival on Netflix.

I discovered MST3K during its run on what is now known as SyFy, while my husband’s been a fan since the show’s Comedy Central days, so we were both psyched when we heard the show was coming back on Netflix. We’ve watched about half of the new episodes and  we’ve loved every single one (although Cry Wilderness is so far the best of the series). We’re also loving Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt as the new Mads, Kinga Forester and Max, aka TV’s Son of TV’s Frank.

Go check the news series out if you haven’t already, and if you need a classic MST3K fix, you can watch shorts and full episodes on the MST3K website and on the official YouTube channel.

In celebration of what’s become for geeks an unofficial holiday, we’re presenting some sci-fi movie-inspired designs, and of course we have to begin with our Star Wars-inspired “Stay on Target” patch ($8). It’s sound advice, for life in general and for targeting massive space stations of staggering destructive power.

Our Star Trek-inspired Away Team bags have been popular items since we introduced them, and we have a few left over from our 2017 show run, so they’re on-hand and ready to ship! They’re available in messenger ($34), tablet ($49), and laptop ($54) sizes, in classic ST gold, blue, or red, with embroidery for command, science, medical, engineering, and security. Although we default to Original Series color/department pairings, we can easily adjust them for Next Generation fans.

 

 

 

H.G. Wells’ classic War of the Worlds has been adapted into two major motion pictures (we like the older version better), a handful of loosely inspired low-budget movies, a TV show, comic books, and now into an embroidered bookmark ($10)! The design depicts one of the Martian tripods looming over the city, bathing it in the beam of its devastating heat ray.

When I decided to discontinue a clothing line, it meant that many of the images I’d been using in advertising, banners, and profile pictures were no longer truly representative of the kind of business Storied Threads was. Clearly, creating new images was a priority, but it still took time to put together.

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Over the winter, I purchased a denim jacket, and slowly but surely covered it (or large portions of it, anyway) with some of my favorite patches! Now that it’s spring at least every other day, thanks to the vagaries of New England weather, it seemed like a great time to go out and get some fabulous pictures thanks to the help of photographer Lauren Dubois.

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Sure, there was technically still snow on the ground, but that didn’t stop us. The weather was warm and perfect for a cool photo shoot on a local college campus. And the jacket is a perfect canvas to show off some of my favorite designs.

Want to have a jacket (or a bag, or a vest, or anything you can think of) as awesome as this? Pop on over to the Storied Threads webstore, and shop your heart out!