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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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HagridsBikeI try to post fun things on Fridays — flashback pictures, something that made me laugh, posting about a hobby that has nothing to do with sewing or embroidery. That kind of thing. Some weeks, it’s easy to think of a subject to write about, and other weeks I really struggle. This week fell in the latter category, until yesterday, when my sister Tori posted a Throwback Thursday picture of us at the Harry Potter Studio Tour outside London a couple of years ago. I loved seeing that picture out of the blue so much, I decided that this week’s post would simply be a series of pictures from that vacation. I hope you like them!

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Tudor Rose 1In 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.

Our small messenger bags are the perfect size for carrying just what you need — wallet, keys, phone, and even a book. They have one compartment inside, which measures 10.5″ wide by 6″ tall by 2″ deep, and fasten securely with two adjustable plastic side-release buckles. Straps are 4 feet long.

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

Click here to buy one!

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Tudor Rose

Debuting this new scarf at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire seemed like perfect timing! We even took advantage of the location to use one of the Faire’s stages as the backdrop for our photo.

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.

This scarf is stitched with a Tudor Rose on black cotton flannel, and is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

Click here to buy one!

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Tudor Rose Tablet 1In 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.

Our Tablet / Netbook bags have an interior measurement of 12″ wide by 9″ tall and 3.5″ deep. They feature a wide elastic band against the back wall, to hold your iPad, netbook, or other electronics securely in place while leaving room for other items in front.

This new bag is available in our Etsy store, and on our website.

Click here to buy one!

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Tudor Rose Patch

Tudor Rose Patch

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire opens in just one week, which is very exciting for me! It was the first big show I ever vended at, and it continues to be one of my favorites. Not only is it a great show with lots of playful patrons, but I have a lot of friends who work the event in different capacities, and that always makes it feel a little bit like a party at the same time.

In honor of CTRF’s Henry VIII themed cast and scenario, I thought it would be a lovely idea to spotlight my Tudor Rose design today.  At the moment, it’s available as a patch on my website, and also as a sticker on Redbubble. But I wonder — would there be any interest in Tudor Rose bags or scarves? Because I could make that happen….

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Tudor Rose Patch

Tudor Rose Patch

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 Lancasater and the white rose of York into one sigil — the Tudor Rose.

This sew-on patch is stitched on black cotton canvas, and measures approximately 3″ in diameter.

Click here to buy one!

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