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batrb2What could be cozier than a nice scarf to fend off the autumn chill? A scarf covered in kawaii bats hugging themselves!

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FirstBagsAges and ages ago, I had just bought my first embroidery machine. I was using it to make fancy pirate sashes, mostly. Occasionally an embroidered waistcoat or something for a show that I was costuming. I hadn’t yet learned how to make patches, and Storied Threads was still every inch a costume and garb company. It would be a year still before I took the first steps towards becoming the embroidery based company I am now.

FirstScarvesWhen we started approaching the holiday season that year, Mike and I had the idea to make some awesome embroidered gifts for friends and family — and so I drafted my first patterns for messenger bags and for scarves, and these were the results.

My designs have come a long way since then. My bags are a completely different design, and their construction is much more solid and functional. And my scarves are made from flannel instead of fleece, and have lost the fringe ends for a cleaner, less bulky design.

But this was the beginning. The first baby step on a road to awesome, hand made, embroidered accessories for all!

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Marauders Map JeffWinter has finally arrived here in New England, and that has us wanting to bundle up in as many layers as we can. With that in mind, it seemed like a good time to show off some of our more ambitious scarf designs. While many of our scarves feature a single embroidery at the end, there are a few that are a bit more complex.

Marauder’s Map Scarf

This scarf, for instance, is embroidered at one end with the words that activate the Marauder’s Map – “I solemly swear I am up to no good” – and at the other end, the words that close it – “Mischief Managed”. Between the two, the scarf is embroidered for its entire length with footsteps showing the troublemaker’s path through the halls of Hogwarts.

DrNameInfinityDoctor’s Name Infinity Scarf

Most of our scarves are done in the standard style, a long lenght of flannel that one can wrap around their neck with the ends hanging down.  Occasionally, though, a design works well in another style — the infinity scarf. Sewn into a loop of fabric, the infinity scarf can be worn in a variety of ways both for warmth, or as a fashion accessory.

WinterSoldier1The Winter Scarf

This scarf, made in honor of cryogenically frozen soldiers-turned-assassins everywhere is embroidered at one end with a red star. Once it has been assembled, it is embroidred down its entire length with the kind of black geometric lines found on the Winter Soldier’s arm, so that they show on both sides of the scarf.

Harley Quinn Scarf

Finally, we come to our Harley Quinn Scarf. Not only is it stitched on both ends with a trio of diamonds, but unlike our other scarves, it’s constructed of two colors of flannel, giving it a unique red and black color scheme unlike any of our other designs.

Harley QuinnOf course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to scarves that we make. Visit our website to see the whole selection!

 

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GameIsOn

We have quite a few items in our shop that were inspired by Sherlock Holmes – both the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and the current television series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. With the new holiday special airing tomorrow on both sides of the pond, we thought we’d highlight a few of those for you today.

The Game is On Patch

In the nineteenth century, the game may have been afoot. Today? The game is on!

This sew-on patch was inspired by Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, and depicts the famous detective in a minimalist style, stitched on off-white cotton canvas.

Baker Street RachelBaker Street Scarf

In addition to being available as a patch and on bags, our embroidered Baker Street Tube sign is available on a warm flannel scarf. Whether you’re in London or not, it’s bound to get cold eventually. So show your love of Sherlock Holmes, and London in general, with this warm and cozy accessory!

Consulting Detective Patch

This design definitely hearkens back to Holmes’s Victorian roots, rather than the character’s more modern interpretations.  We’ve kept the text simple, declaring only the profession by which Holmes defines himself, Over that is a magnifying glass, searching for clues. The text is, appropriately, distorted and enlarged under the glass.

Consulting DetectiveMany other Sherlock-themed items can be found in their own category on our website. And who knows what 2016 will bring – what do you think, should we add more?

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The Yule season is rapidly approaching, and while we don’t have any designs that specifically relate to the holiday, we do have quite a lot that are inspired by Norse mythology and symbolism. Since Yule was an important time of year to the ancient Norse peoples, we thought we’d share some of those with you today.

Hugin_MuninHugin and Munin Patch
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.

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Yggdrasil 2Yggdrasil Necktie
Sometimes, society demands that you wear a tie. So why not wear one that proudly displays the things you love? And the Vikings certainly knew the value of being well accessorized. So what theme could be better to sport on your own accessories?

This tie is 100% light brown silk, embroidered with Yggdrasil in earthy green.

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SleipnirSleipnir Scarf
In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is an eight-legged horse born to the god Loki (who was in the form of a mare at the time) and the giant stallion Svaðilfari. He is also purported to be the steed of Odin the Allfather.  On this warm scarf, Sleipnir is embroidered in black thread on green cotton flannel.

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ValknutValknut Patch
The original meaning of the interlocked triangles now called a Valknut has been lost to us, but its prominence in Norse carvings and decoration is undeniable. We have stitched it here in shades of gray on gray cotton canvas, to mimic the look of carved stone.

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This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our Norse inspired designs. Head on over to the Mythology & Religions section of our webstore to see them all!

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Frankenscarf1Whenever we make a batch of scarves, we’re left with a flannel remnant at the end of the fabric. These pieces aren’t nearly long enough to make another scarf, but they’re also too big for me to feel good about throwing away, and so I stick them up on a shelf thinking, “Eventually I’ll have a use for that”.

Of course, I never do, and they just accumulate up there.

Last week, I decided that they were going to get put to use, by gum! So I pulled all my flannel remnants down, sorted and ironed them, and invented the Frankenscarf! Each of these scarves is made of 6.5 to 7.5 feet of flannel stripes, and top stitched in black for that extra bit of Frankenstein goodness.

Frankenscarf2I haven’t yet decided whether these will go up on the website — I feel like it would be a “you get a random color/stripe pattern” sort of thing, and I’m not sure how people would feel about that. But right now, I have six scarves, in two different stripe patterns, which will be coming with me to Super Megafest this weekend. And I plan to have even more made by the OtherWhere Holiday Affair on December 6, so I hope you like them!

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ValknutThe original meaning of the interlocked triangles now called a Valknut has been lost to us, but its prominence in Norse carvings and decoration is undeniable. We have stitched it here in shades of gray on gray cotton flannel, to mimic the look of carved stone.

This scarf is available in our Etsy shop, and on our website. We will also have a few available for sale at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire this weekend.

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