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What this? A new item? After all this time?

Yes, I know it’s been a long whole since we unveiled a new addition to our patch line, so to make up for it we’re going big by unveiling a new design by our friend Marrus: the Clover Fae Twins! It took us a while to get the design just right so it met with Marrus’s approval, but we’re happy to report it was worth the time and effort, because Marrus has given it her very enthusiastic seal of approval.

As with the other designs in the Demon Fae line, the Clover Fae Twins are available on your choice of six background colors: red, orange, light blue, teal, purple, and light gray. Own this piece of fabric art, suitable for framing, for $32.

Copyright Marrus 2017.


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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!

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Last year we unveiled the first is a new series of patches created in collaboration with New Orleans-based artist Marrus, featuring her Demon Fae characters. Today we unveil the next in the series!

rockabyeallRock-a-Bye, featuring a Demon Fae lying upon a twisted tree branch, is based on original artwork by Marrus, and our embroidered interpretation is 100-percent Marrus approved! At 6.25 inches in diameter, this is no mere patch; this is a work of art suitable for framing and displaying in your home or office (although you can of course put it on the back of a jacket and really catch everyone’s attention).

The Demon Fae – Rock-a-Bye patch is available through our web store for $36 plus shipping, and is available with six different background colors: red, orange, light blue, teal, purple, and light gray.

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Since we’re winding down the year and it’s traditional to do end-of-year countdowns and reviews — and because I’m feeling a little drained from the stress of filling holiday orders — this week’s Sharing the Love entry is a review of the artists and businesses I’ve spotlighted here throughout 2016.

January – indie author of swashbuckling historical fiction J.M. Aucoin


February – New Orleans-based artist Marrus

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Marrus896, Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:45:44 AM, 8C, 4512×5734, (88+1002), 66%, bent 6 stops, 1/10 s, R126.7, G103.0, B112.7

March- Connecticut playwright Scott Kegler


April – costume designer extraordinaire Eldritch Arts


May – steampunk clothing designers Chrononaut Mercantile


June – all-woman stage combat troupe the Vixens en Garde

Vixens En Garde

July – illustrator and graphic artist Patricia Lupien


August – chainmail artist Meloria Maille


September – indie author (and Storied Threads minion and husband) Michael Bailey


October – faire photographer Festival Fotos


November – Worcester, MA-based comic book shop That’s Entertainment


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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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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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Facepaint by Marrus, spring 2011

Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing series, Sharing the Love. There are a lot of small and independent artists out there working in all sorts of mediums — writers, painters, jewelry makers, leather crafters, actors…this list could go on and on. And it turns out, I know and admire an awful lot of them!

Marrus is a New Orleans based artist who I first met at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. We were both vendors there — me selling garb, and Marrus selling prints of her work and doing some of the most amazing face painting out there. She has a very unique style, which reflects in all of the art that she does. And – important to me – she was making a living AS AN ARTIST. That was a thing I wasn’t doing yet at that time, and even though our arts are very different in nature, I loved talking to her about how it all works.


Feral Priscilla, by Marrus. Prints available at marrusart.com

These days, Marrus is in New England less frequently, much to the detriment of the Faire community up here. Instead, she’s helping rebuild her community in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and being an active member of the art scene there. She sells original paintings and prints in New Orleans’ French Quarter, which is fantastic if you’re down that way. But she also sells through her website, so you can shop with her no matter where you are!

Marrus has even written a book, Lightsurfing: Living Life in the Front of my Mouth, with is an autobiographical book about her journey from beginning starving artist to making a living, home-owning artist she is today. It even includes tons of actual art, from reproductions of her paintings to sketches and drawings she’s done over the years.

If you’re a fan of art that’s just a little dark and maybe just a little kinky, definitely check Marrus out today!

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