Posts Tagged ‘parks and recreation’

Yep, it’s that time of year again, when we take the lazy way out and regale you with an end-of-the-year countdown lisitcle kind of thing. But let’s be honest; you’re probably too geared up for your New Year’s Eve festivities to put much effort into reading anything, so it benefits both of us.

So here we go, the top items of 2016!


  1. TerrifiCon_PawneeGoddessPawnee Goddess. For the second year in a row, a late-year surge in sales for Halloween pushed this patch to the top of our best-seller list. We made more than 100 of these patches this year!
  2. X-Files: I Want to Believe. Our longtime number one best-seller continues to do well and has a lock on the number two slot.
  3. Plague Survivor Geek Merit Badge. Another longtime top seller, which this year barely eked out its spot at number three over another Geek Merit Badge…
  4. Final Girl Geek Merit Badge. This design got a big boost after it was featured in an article online (sorry, I can’t find it again to re-post the link). It was a top ten seller last year and barely missed the number three position by one sale. Maybe next year!
  5. Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce. Another past top ten seller making it into the top five! I’m always thrilled when someone buys a Shakespeare patch.

In the interest of efficiency, I’ll just spotlight the top items across my non-patch catalog of items.

Away Team Science Small 1The best-selling bag of 2016 is the blue Science version of our Star Trek-inspired Away Team bags. These were always the best selling bags at shows and we hope the love for them continues in 2017, our first year as a strictly online business.

Our top scarf design was the Harley Quinn-inspired harlequin scarf. Our best-selling necktie design featured the anti-demonic possession tattoo from Supernatural — which, I will note, will soon be retired as a design, so if you want to get one, go order one now! And our top embroidered bookmark was inspired by the greatest stage direction of all time, from Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, “Exit, Pursued by a Bear.”


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knope-wyatt-2020We can’t wait for the 2020 election season — I mean we really cannot wait for it — and since it’s fashionable on political circles to start campaigns as early as possible, we thought we’d kick things off on behalf of the most qualified candidates there are: Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt!

We’ve updated our Knope/Wyatt 2016 campaign pin-inspired patch for 2020 and it’s available now at our website and Etsy shop for $9. Order now the ensure you get it in time for the holidays!

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We’re very sad that our preferred candidate, Leslie Knope, did not win the presidential election. VERY sad. But on the bright side, there’s still a chance for Leslie to become the first women president. That’s good news, right?


knope-wyattAnyway, now that the 2016 election is over (finally!), we will be retiring our Knope/Wyatt 2016 patches. HOWEVER! We will be updating them in anticipation of the 2020 election, so they will return in a new form. Until we update the patch, we will keep the original version up on out website.

If you happen to be at Rhode Island ComicCon this weekend, we will have a special opportunity for you. We have three Knope/Wyatt 2016 patches in stock we’re looking to clear out, and they will be bargain priced at a mere $2 each! It’s first come, first served on these clearance-priced patches, so get there early if you want to snag one.

Please be aware this bargain pricing is an RICC exclusive offer and any patches ordered through the website will be full priced at $9.

If you want to take advantage of a few more bargains, visit our booth at RICC because we’ll have a lot of stuff price to move and we’ll be offering a five percent discount on purchases totaling $50 or more, and a 10 percent discount on orders totaling $100 or more! This discount is applicable only to regular priced items; already discounted items and special orders placed at the convention are not eligible toward the discount.

On a more serious and less self-promotional final note, Storied Threads wants every RICC attendee to know that we are a Themyscira-designated safe space. If you are being harassed or being made to feel uncomfortable while at the con, please come to us and we will take care of you.

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Are you as tired of the US Primary election season as I am? Then why not send a message to the established parties that we’ve had enough by voting for the VERY BEST in the form of Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt, or the VERY WORST in the form of Harold Saxon?

There’s no ticket like the Knope/Wyatt ticket if you want somebody who will be looking out for your best interests at every turn. And Saxon…well, at least if he’s elected, there’s a solid chance the Doctor will show up to save the day, right?

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PawneeGoddess1I am a goddess, a glorious female warrior. Queen of all that I survey. Enemies of fairness and equality, hear my womanly roar. Yeah!

Our Pawnee Goddesses patch has been so popular since we started making it that we decided we should make a bag as well. The badge is stitched here on purple cotton canvas, and accented with black buckles and strapping.

Click here to buy one!

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ConesOfDunshireIt’s simple, really. There are two Wizards, one Maverick, one Arbiter, two Warriors (the game CAN be played with only one warrior, but it’s not as good), one Corporal, and one Ledgerman. Basically the scorekeeper, but gets to wear a hat. And don’t forget — it’s all about the Cones.

This sew-on patch measures 4″ wide by 2.5″ tall, and is embroidered on a white cotton canvas.

Click here to buy it!

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PawneeGoddessesI am a goddess, a glorious female warrior. Queen of all that I survey. Enemies of fairness and equality, hear my womanly roar. Yeah!

This sew-on patch, inspired by Parks and Recreation‘s Pawnee Goddesses, is fully stitched on sturdy cotton canvas, and measures approximately 3.75″ wide by 4″ tall.

Click here to buy one!

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