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I have a customer who comes to me every year to make him a patch for his Fantasy Football team.  Every year, it’s something wildly different from the year before, and every year it’s one of the pieces I’m most proud of. So this post is nothing but a coollection of those patches, because I simply want to share them.

Interested in having some custom work done? Feel free to contact me for details!

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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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babayagaFairy tales have been a part of my culture for centuries, since long before the Grimm brothers began collecting them and writing them down. They’ve changed — oftentimes edited by the Grimms themselves — and been re-told and re-imagined so many times it’s difficult to keep track of them all. And yet in each one, there are images and moments that are iconic, and which always stay with us, through all the re-tellings.

babayagarbThis design shows Vasilisa first arriving at Baba Yaga’s hut, ringed by its fence of fire-eyed skulls. It is available as a patch on our website and in our Etsy shop, and is available as a sticker and more on Redbubble.

Click here to buy one!

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demonfaeclaspkneed1DemonFae are vain, mischievous, sneaky, irreverent, and cause no end of distraction. Lucky for them, they’re adorable, or they’d be getting hit with flyswatters!
 
This design is the result of two artisans’ visions. Veronica of Storied Threads has teamed up with New Orleans based artist Marrus – a shenanigan-inciter whose metaphorical, whimsical paintings are collected all over the world.
This piece is made using the same construction techniques as our other patches, so feel free to stitch it onto a bag or a jacket if you like. However, it truly is a work of art, suitable of framing and hanging on the wall alongside your other Marrus prints!

demonfaeclaspkneed2This is a patch that has been nine months in the making, according to the time stamp on the first e-mail exchanges between Marrus and I. It seemed as though whenever I had the time to work on it, Marrus was crazy busy with shows and work and life. And when Marrus had time, I was the one with a million things going on! But finally, the first of the DemonFae patches is ready! And hopefully the next ones will be much quicker to appear, now that we’ve got a better sense of what needs to be done to let Marrus’s amazing art be transformed into amazing embroidery.

This patch can be purchased in my Etsy shop, and on my website. I will also — I hope! — have a few available for purchase at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, which opens this weekend.

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With our summer conventions behind us, we’re now gearing up for our last ever Connecticut Renaissance Faire. With that in mind, I thought this week I’d spotlight some of our patches inspired by history.

boleynAnn Boleyn’s Necklace Patch

Anne Boleyn’s classic “B” necklace is embroidered here, with blood dripping from the center pearl, foreshadowing her eventual beheading by Henry VIII as he clears the way for his next wife, Jane Seymour.

Ann’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, reigns at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire now, and so this patch seems especially appropriate to highlight as we head into that show.

You can also purchase this design on products in our Redbubble shop.

Equally relevant, coming from Elizabeth’s ancestry through her father, Henry VIII, is our next design.

tudor-roseTudor Rose Embroidery

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.

We have made this design available not only on the scarves pictured here, but also on patches and messenger bags. It’s a great way to show of the history nerd in you, using a design that is timeless in its beauty.

Like Ann Boleyn’s necklace, the Tudor Rose is available on a variety of items in our Redbubble shop.

richard-iiiRichard III, No Parking Patch

Show the king some respect, and move your damn car!

This design is one of our best selling historically themed patches. Inspired by the excavation that found King Richard IIII’s lost body buried under a car park several years ago, it continues to send those who get the joke into fits of laughter when they see it.

As with the others on this list, of course, this design is also available at Redbubble.

You can shop our full History section on our website, or join us at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire every weekend in October to shop not only with us, but with all of the other wonderful merchants who will be there.

 

 

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Bee-Headed Mushroom Shaman

Normally, today would be a new item post. Alas, although I have ideas and projects in the works, I do not have a finished new product to share with you today! One of the reasons I don’t have one is that I’ve been getting a ton of work doing custom patches for people, and working on those has been taking up all of my digitizing time.

The fun thing that sometimes comes out of doing custom work is learning new skills and tools in the process.  I had a customer send me this image, which is a cave drawing from Algeria thought to be 6000 years old. It’s called the Bee Shaman, or the Bee-Headed Mushroom Shaman, and my customer wanted a large patch made from the figure.

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Bee-Headed Mushroom Shaman, rendered in embroidery

While the image isn’t complex in the same way as modern art can be complex, I found the internal grid structure to be daunting. I knew that plotting all of those lines was a project that could take me hours to accomplish.  So I did some research — and found a new tool withing my embroidery software that let’s me fill an area not just with a regular straight stitch, but with patterns! I had known that I could add texture to the fill areas of my designs, but creating them as patterns of lines was new to me.

One of the fill patterns was, happily, a simple diamond pattern. So I was able to use that, scale it appropriately for the Bee Shaman, and we were off! After that, digitizing all of the mushrooms growing on his arms and legs was a piece of cake. My customer was delight3ed with the results, and I learned a new skill to bring to my designs. Everybody wins!

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bulldoglaptop1One of our customers loved our Bulldog Lover patch so much that she requested an enlarged version on a laptop bag, and we loved how it came out so much that we’ve decided to make it available to everybody! If you follow Storied Threads on any of our social media (and I hope that you do!) it should come as no surprise that the design is based on our own bulldog, Beatrix. We’re pretty big fans of bulldogs and their smooshy, kissable faces!

This bag is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

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