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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 7 2011, 1:49pm

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My Tolkien Tapestry Can't Post

Back at the end of June I gave you all a sneak peak at my latest project, well I'm very happy to say it's now completed.

From the first drawings to the last stitch it's taken roughly 6 months to do, working mostly at night while watching tv with the family Smile Hope you like the finished product.

First though a little recap...

Melian begins


Luthien Tinuviel Pre-start


Luthien Mortal Pre-start


Idril Celebrindal Pre-start


And now the result

Top section


Middle Section


Bottom Section


If you're interested in seeing them in more detail, you can find them in my picasa album Tolkien Tapestry

It measures 100cms long by 40cms wide and it's done in DMC stranded thread.

Now I just have to get it framed and hung on my wall Cool

*hugs*
Kel x

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

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One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Nov 7 2011, 4:29pm

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Oh, that's beautiful [In reply to] Can't Post

but now what are you going to do with your evenings? Wink


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......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 8 2011, 12:56am

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Thanks :) [In reply to] Can't Post

LOL, well that's not really a problem, as I've just started my next project (non LOTR related) and have another four waiting in the wings, two of which are LOTR related. I think I'm set for the next year or so Laugh

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

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~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Nov 8 2011, 1:34am

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Very lovely. [In reply to] Can't Post

Your precision and detail are admirable. Makes me want to take up a new hobby... although I may have a few too many hobbies to keep up with. Wink

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Nov 8 2011, 3:12am

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Oh, that's gorgeous! [In reply to] Can't Post

I get what you said about "what's next" - I find that I usually have at least 5 fiber arts projects lined up!


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dernwyn
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Nov 9 2011, 2:58am

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That's awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

And beautiful and lovely and gorgeous...Smile! I hope you have a nice, bright spot to hang it, where it will get lots of notice!

I remember those days when the kids were littler, watching late-night Star Trek reruns and doing cross-stitch things for their walls. Keep up the good work, and keep working away! Laugh So, what is the next project?


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 9 2011, 3:13am

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Thanks Taeko :) [In reply to] Can't Post

LOL, I know what you mean, I've always got around a dozen things on the go at any one time. Keeps me out of mischief... sort of WinkAngelic

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

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~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 9 2011, 3:14am

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Thanks Arandiel! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I didn't hae a project of some sort to work on. I get itchy fingers, really, really fast LOL.

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 9 2011, 3:19am

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Cheers dernie! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm really tempted to hang it on the wall above my computer, the only problem with that is that it's a corner and not really that visible from other angles. I want to show it off BlushLaugh

Well the project I'm doing now is for Hubby, it's his football teams logo. I think that one will be finished in about a week, it's not that difficult. Two of the other ones that are lined up are presents for people (who might drop in here, so I'll say no more Wink). I'm doing one of a siamese cat for my Mum for Christmas. She's always had siamese and used to breed them, so she should love it. And the final one is of the One Ring. It's quite involved, so I'll probably leave that one till last as I think it'll take the most time. So saying, I can't wait to get started on it LOL.

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Anorien
Rohan


Nov 11 2011, 10:45pm

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These are gorgeous!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love all of them, but I especially like the black one with the stars and the flowers. Excellent work!

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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 15 2011, 1:34pm

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Beautiful design & work! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Gimli'sBox
Gondor


Nov 16 2011, 11:02pm

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It looks fantastic! What inspired you do it? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd be amazed alone by the perfect silver background! I tried my hand at cross stitch but I didn't go far. Tatting and crochet are more my thing.

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 17 2011, 12:54am

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Thanks GB :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Must admit I was slightly daunted when I realised just how large it turned out to be BlushLaugh

I'd actually done a wool version of Melian back when I was a teenager, but sadly, just before it was finished, it got badly damaged. I was away at the time and was devastated when I got back and found it, all those hours of work gone! I've always wanted to do another one since. As I'd done a design of my own at college in cotton, I decided to do it that way this time, rather than wool. It's finer and you get much greater detail and depth to the finished design. It had been in the works for quite a while, it's just now that I had the time to dedicate to it.

My Mum did one of Luthien Tinuviel and Luthien Mortal with Beren One-hands device between them at the same time I was doing my original wool Melian tapestry (it was back in the 80's). She gave it to my eldest brother and his wife for their wedding present. It still hangs in their house today Smile

I do crochet too, mostly baby blankets. I made some for my #3 brothers daughters and for each of my sons. I personalised them with their names as part of the border. Heart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 17 2011, 12:56am

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Thanks Anorien! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's the first Luthien Tinuviel one. It's one of my favourites too SmileHeart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 17 2011, 12:56am

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Thanks LR :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 19 2011, 12:48am

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Very nicely done... what are those designs from? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

Seriously though, most impressive. Sorry it took so long to find my way down here to heap on the praise!


Magpie
Immortal


Nov 19 2011, 5:25pm

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Those designs are by Tolkien himself [In reply to] Can't Post

They were sketches or doodles he did on scraps of paper as heraldic devices for families or people.

Do a google image search for tolkien heraldic devices to see some. (those google image search links are too long to post!)

I recreated two of them in vector software and used them in my Tolkien themed calendars.

Our family (when I was a kid) played with drawing compasses for awhile and made lots of designs much like these.


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Magpie
Immortal


Nov 19 2011, 5:30pm

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very cool [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad I followed Sir Dennis' most recent post into the forum to see what was up.

It looks like I can't comment on Picasa photos anymore without being in Google +. That's not so nice. :-(

But I hit like on one of the images. :-)

You picked some of my favorite emblems.


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 20 2011, 5:33am

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{{{{{{{Magpie}}}}}}}} :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Rána Baggins
The Shire


Nov 25 2011, 6:17pm

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I'm Amazed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow. That is amazing! You are amazing! I've done a few embroidery projects - very small - and they were on old scraps of cloth. But that is sheer awesomeness! Great job! I don't think I could ever do that! I'd never have the patience. Crazy

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 30 2011, 1:31am

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Thanks Rána :) [In reply to] Can't Post

To be honest I didn't think I'd be able to do it either. Call it pure pigheadness on my part LaughHeart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 30 2011, 1:34am

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{{{{{Magpie!!!!}}}}} [In reply to] Can't Post

So good to see you :))

Oh! That's a bit annoying, you used to be able to leave comments. Why do they keep changing things that don't need changing? Mad

Glad you like them, often thought of your lovely calendars as I was doing it Heart

*big hugs*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 30 2011, 1:35am

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Thank you bro :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry it's taken me so long to say thanks WinkHeartLaugh

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~


Rána Baggins
The Shire


Nov 30 2011, 10:11pm

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How Long Did it Take You??? [In reply to] Can't Post

So, yeah! Heh heh, the title is kind of self explanatory... how long does/did it take you to do those??? Tongue

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-Elijah Wood

"Age is a state of mind over matter; if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
-Mark Twain


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Dec 1 2011, 10:08am

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*grins* [In reply to] Can't Post

From the first drawing to the last stitch was about 6 months. I mostly worked on it at night while we watched tv Smile

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play

~TORnado Babies 2009~ ~TORnado Babies 2010~
~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~ ~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal~

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