Posts Tagged ‘superhero’

You may be wondering, “What the heck is this design about?”

Well, as some of you may know, my husband Michael is an independent author, and his main series is the YA superhero adventure Action Figures. He recently released the seventh book in the series, The Black End War, and his editor Julie was so enamored with a particular element of the story (I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil it for you!) she commissioned a special patch inspired by the book.

I’m now making the patch available to Action Figures fans and the general public, and you can grab one now for $7 at either my web store or my Etsy shop.


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Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? Did you love it as much as I did? It’s been a week since I saw it and I’m still talking about it, so this week I’m spotlighting some items that should be of interest to fellow fans of the Princess of Themyscira.

We debuted the Amazon Fandom Pride Patch ($7) quite some time ago, but now seems like a great time to reintroduce everyone to it. This is a great little accessory to add to a jacket or bag.

Next, for all you women who, like me, love superheroines, check out the Superhero Geek Merit Badges ($8), which come in both genders and in white or POC variations. Representation matters!




Finally, we pay tribute to another awesome warrior princess in the Amazon mold: Xena! Lucy Lawless’s iconic character filled that too-long gap between the end of Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman TV series and the Gal Gadot movie by giving us a strong, smart, sexy, and yes, skilled hero to admire.

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On Tuesday we unveiled our new Notorious RBG patch, so in keeping with the theme of persistent women, we’d like to spotlight a few designs that should appeal to strong women — and those who stand behind them.

PawneeGoddessesFirst we have the Pawnee Goddess patch ($14), one of our best sellers. Wear this and let everyone know you are a goddess, a glorious female warrior, queen of all that you survey, and enemies of fairness and equality will hear your womanly roar.




Though She Be LittleNext is another favorite among our customers, the “Though she be but little, she is fierce” patch ($7), quoting the great line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The quote is also available on an embroidered bookmark ($8).




poc-superheroEven if you don’t have superhuman abilities, you might be a real-life superhero — someone who gives of herself to benefit others and fights injustice wherever you find it. For you, we have the Superhero Geek Merit Badge ($8). We have four variations, for women and men, for people of color and in Caucasian flesh tone.

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One of our longest running signature lines here at Storied Threads is our Geek Merit Badges. We began this line back in 2011, and have been steadily adding to it over the last five years, until today it contains 42 different designs! 42 seeming like a significant number, I decided to focus todays Theme Thursday post on some of my favorites.

Evil GeniusThe Evil Genius patch features a great piece of art drawn by my husband, Mike.  I had a complex vision in mind when I thought of this, and spent hours drawing this crazy big-headed guy with his breain all exposed and a lopsided grin, but Mike wasn’t a fan. So I asked him what he would draw – and five minutes later, he had this sketch to me rendered mostly in silhouette. It’s much simpler, and yet conveys so much more Evil Genius-ness than mine ever did!

DragonRiderThe Dragon Rider is another of my favorites. It was my first attempt at drawing any kind of animal for our embroidery, and I am pleased with the dragon’s ability to look both appropriately fierce and happy to be spending quality time with his rider. My success with this dragon eventually led me towards our small kawaii line, and even to drawing a full dragon and playing with digital coloring. That last wasn’t any kind of artistic masterpiece, but it was still fun to do!

SuperheroAllI’m proud of our Superhero patch, not only because of the great artwork – again drawn by Mike – but also because of our attempt to introduce diversity. Our superheroes are available as both men and women, and as both Caucasians and people of color.  They’ve gotten a great reception at conventions from people who are both surprised and delighted to find superheroes being portrayed in a variety of ways.

UFOlogistRBAll of our geek merit badges are also available in our Redbubble shop as stickers.  You can purchase them as small as 3″ in diameter, or as large as a whopping 14″ in diameter, and several sizes in between. So if you’re not into stitching onto a jacket or bag, but you are into personalizing your notebooks, laptop, or bedroom walls, we’ve got you covered. In a select few cases, such as theMagician or Steampunk designs, you can even get just the artwork without the text.

CryptozoologistRBAnd a very few of our Geek Merit Badges – specifically the Cryptozoologist and Bibliophile – have even been reworked as non-circular variations that can be purchased on t-shirts, phone cases, and more products from Redbubble.

This is just a small sampling of the Geek Merit Badges we currently offer. Be sure to keep an eye on it as time goes on – we’re not done yet!

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Superhero geek merit badges, available on Etsy and on our website.

The superhero is an iconic archetype in pop culture. The classic superhero represents the potential within all of us to stand up for what’s right, protect the weak, and help those in need. This entry in our Geek Merit Badge line celebrates all those who rise to the occasion and leap into action to save the day — even if they don’t wear a colorful costume and flowing cape while doing it.

This Geek Merit Badge is available depicting a male or female superhero, in your choice of Caucasian or POC.  Want to customize the color scheme further? Shoot us an e-mail, and we’ll be happy to help you out. It is available as a patch both in our Etsy shop and on our website, and available as stickers on Redbubble.

Superhero Scarf, available in our Redbubble shop.

Superhero Scarf, available in our Redbubble shop.

On Redbubble, we’ve done something a little different with this design. In addition to being able to purchase individual stickers, you can purchase a set of four mini-stickers, or purchase the group of four on a few other items, such as duvet covers, scarves, and spiral notebooks.

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