This embroidered bookmark bears an adapted passage from the Bible, specifically Micah 4:4: “They shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid.” George Washington used that phrase, or a version of it, in several speeches and pieces of correspondence, and the words appear in the hit musical Hamilton, in the song, “One Last Time.”
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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!)
So 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!
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.
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.
As we’ve recently remarked, every so often we take a look at our designs and consider whether to keep them as part of our catalog or retire them — the latter decision usually prompted by a decrease in customer interest, but sometimes we’re so fond of a particular design we can’t bear to get rid of it. That’s when we get creative a re-purpose the design, such as when we adapted our Dracula-inspired “The Blood is the Life” patch into one of our embroidered bookmarks.
Today we’re unveiling another old favorite design we’ve given new life in the form of our newest Geek Merit Badge! We took our old stage combat patch and re-branded it as part of the GMB line, and now we have a cool companion piece to our Stage Manager and Theater Geek badges. The Stage Combat Geek Merit Badge is now available at our webstore for $8.
It’s been a while since we added something to our line of embroidered bookmarks, so we’re thrilled to finally unveil a design we’ve been toying with for a few months now.
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s immortal work of science fiction, our Frankenstein bookmark depicts the hand of the newly created creature stirring to life for the first time against a stormy sky. The lightning in this design is rendered in glow-in-the-dark thread for an extra cool finishing touch. Get it now for just $10 from our webstore or Etsy shop.
If you love the design but want it as something other than a patch, head over to our Redbubble shop to get it on phone cases, laptop skins, T-shirts, stickers, and other items.
Sometimes, people assume that if you’re reading a book that it means you’re open to conversation. Wearing headphones? Not always a deterrant. So take advantage of our “This Time is For Me” bookmark to send a clear message!
Do you prefer to read on an electronic device, or want to make sure your privacy is respected when on a computer? No problem! This new design is also available at Redbubble – get it as a sticker, device case or skin, mug, or t-shirt for whenever you need your private time to be respected.
Set against a vivid yellow sky, Don Quixote charges a windmill, lance leveled and at the ready to defeat his imagined foe.
The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully functional 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.
This design is also available in our Redbubble shop as a sticker in multiple sizes. Use it to adorn your notebook, laptop, clipboard, or any other flat surface you can imagine.
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The Bard of Avon recently had both a birthday and a deathday, so I would be remiss if I didn’t do a post spotlighting some of my designs inspired by his work.
Our “Though She Be But Little” patch, from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is far and away our best selling item from this line. I find that people either feel it resonates with them, and must have one, or they know somebody that the quote instantly makes them think of, and they buy it as a gift.
Henry V is possibly my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays, and 0ur Henry V design is one of my personal favorites. I have it as a patch on my jacket, and I use the tablet bag featuring this design as both a computer bag and as my art class bag. It’s available now as a tablet bag and as a small messenger bag, though I will also be happy to make you the patch or a laptop bag by request!
It is widely agreed that Titus Andronicus is one of the Bard’s worst plays. It features a disturbing amount of violence of all types, so much blood that front rows are a splash zone, and all of that is hinged on a story that is, frankly, not good enough to support it. All of that said, though, it also features one of my favorite lines, and one of the best “yo mama” jokes in the history of theater. I first experienced this play when I was in college, and I’m pretty sure that line made me laugh out loud when I read it.
When we started making bookmarks, Shakespeare was one of the first places we turned for inspiration. Mike drew this little chubby bear, and we paired it with Shakespeare’s only stage direction that wasn’t “exeunt” — Exit, pursued by a bear. We are delighted that it has become our best selling bookmark, showing that people not only appreciate Shakespeare, but also have a good sense of humor.
Do you have a favorite Shakespeare quote? Let us know!