Posts Tagged ‘patch’

When we decided back in 2016 to stop doing conventions and went to an online-only business model, we noticed that interest in our embroidered accessories — scarves, neckties, and bags — dropped significantly, but interest in our core product line, our patches, remained strong.

After some brainstorming, we made the decision late last year to discontinue our accessories line to focus on patches. We made this decision reluctantly because we like our bag designs and hated to see them disappear from our catalog — which led us to “re-imagine” them, as they say in Hollywood.

Over the coming weeks and months, we’re rolling out a new line of large-scale patches based on some of our most popular bag designs, which means you can customize a bag you already own! The first design in this new line is our Cthulhu Waits Dreaming patch, depicting the Elder God’s facial tentacles reaching out, as if to snare some poor human who stumbled onto fabled R’lyeh. The image and text are embroidered in dark brown on an olive drab fabric and measures 8.85 inches by 5.67 inches — the perfect size for a laptop bag or the back of a jacket! You can buy it now for $13 (plus shipping) at our web store or our Etsy shop!


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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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It’s September, and while I know I could still be disappointed by some stupidly hot days, autumn is imminent! While we don’t have any designs that are specifically tagged “autumn”, we do have some that make me think of this, the best of all seasons. So here they are!

Leaf on the WindI am a Leaf on the Wind PatchI am a Leaf on the Wind Patch

Fun fact: “I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar” was a mantra used by kamikaze pilots in World War II. They would use it to calm themselves as they made their final flights, heading towards certain death. Cool, huh?

Oh, and, you know. Wash.

Hugin_MuninHugin and Munin

Although ravens are not truly creatures that exits only in the fall, they do make me think of the season anyway. I associate them with crunching leaves, crisp breezes, and – of course – cemeteries.

Odin’s ravens, Hugin and Munin (meaning “thought” and “memory”) are charged with bringing him information from all over Midgard.  Our interpretation of the ravens are shown perched on opposite ends of a branch, in pseudo-playing card style.

Fun fact: This patch is based on photos I took of ravens in the Tower of London. They made great models. And ravens are much bigger than I ever knew!

BabyGhostAdorable Glow-in-the-Dark Boo! Ghost

With autumn, of course, comes Halloween. And what is more perfect for Halloween (or for your everyday spooky sensibilities) than this adorable ghost? It is trying hard to scare you, but just can’t quite pull it off. Some things are just too cute to be scary.

Happy autumn, everybody!

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OctopusThe latest addition to our line of kawaii animals is here! This happy little octopus swims through the deep ocean, blissfully content with its life.

This design is available as a patch in our Etsy shop and on our website. It is also available on t-shirts, dresses, phone cases, and more in our Redbubble shop.

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Click here to shop the design at Redbubble!


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