Posts Tagged ‘literature’

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!)

bibliophileSo 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!

me-timeSpeaking of bookmarks, we have several designs listed in our Literature section, but I’m going to spotlight the “Me Time” bookmark ($8).

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.



Nevermore Messenger Bag

Nevermore Messenger Bag

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.

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frankenstein-bookmarkIt’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.frankensteinrb

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Both of today’s new patches were originally made for a customer request.  He had shopped with us at a convention and purchased many other Lovecraft themed patches, and when he got home he sent me an email asking if these two bag designs could be done as patches as well.  When they were finished, we liked the way they looked so much that we decided to add them to our online offerings!

HerbertWestHerbert West Patch

Sure, his experiments may be deemed “immoral”, “crazy”, or “illegal” by those who don’t understand his vision. But someday? Herbert West will change the world!

This patch is made of khaki-olive cotton canvas, and embroidered in black thread with the words, “Herbert West, Miskatonic University, School of Medicine”.

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

PickmanPickman School of Art Patch

Are you afraid of the dark? Of subterranean spaces? Screams of terror and demonic figures? No? Then the Pickman School of Art is the perfect place for you to hone your craft! Inspired by HP Lovecraft’s short horror story “Pickman’s Model”, this patch is embroidered on off whilte cotton canvas.

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


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IfYouPrickUsIf you prick us, do we not bleed?
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die?

After seeing Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in New York a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to make a patch of this quote. Shylock may be the villain of the play, but his exhortations to Antonio about the humanity of the Jewish people feels as relevant in today’s political climate as ever.

This design is available as a patch on our website, and as a sticker in our Redbubble shop.

Click here to buy one!


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DonQuixote1Set 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.

DonQuixoteRBThis 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.

Click here to buy the bookmark!

Click here to buy the sticker at Redbubble!

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Pickman1Are you afraid of the dark? Of subterranean spaces? Screams of terror and demonic figures? No? Then the Pickman School of Art is the perfect place for you to hone your craft! This design is inspired by HP Lovecraft’s short horror story “Pickman’s Model”, and is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

The design is also available at Redbubble on t-shirts, stickers, notebooks, and more!


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CaskOfAmontilladoA man can only take so many insults to himself and to his family, you know? There comes a time when it cannot be overlooked anymore, and you just need to seal up the offender behind a wall of brick.

This new design, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, is available as a patch in both our Etsy store and on our website. It is also available as a sticker, an iPhone case, and a variety of other items in our Redbubble shop.

Click here to buy one!

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