So here’s what got done today. You can definitely recognise what this is now! It always makes me really happy when my projects get to that stage. 
I’d estimate another two days til completion. The colours are actually waaaaaay brighter than this picture shows because I had some terrible lighting.
Also, this may be really childish, but it actually makes me unreasonably happy that this design fits my embroidery hoop so perfectly!

So here’s what got done today. You can definitely recognise what this is now! It always makes me really happy when my projects get to that stage.

I’d estimate another two days til completion. The colours are actually waaaaaay brighter than this picture shows because I had some terrible lighting.

Also, this may be really childish, but it actually makes me unreasonably happy that this design fits my embroidery hoop so perfectly!

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Quick WIP shot before I go to work. Looking gooood :D
This is going to be Fëanor’s sigil when finished, and I used this super awesome pixel version as a pattern.

Quick WIP shot before I go to work. Looking gooood :D

This is going to be Fëanor’s sigil when finished, and I used this super awesome pixel version as a pattern.

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New project in progress for the Tolkien Readalong Bingo! I found this amazing pixel version of Fëanor’s sigil, and, well. Pixels are really just ready made cross stitch charts!
The colours in real life seem a little bit bright, but I adore obnoxiously bright colours and obnoxiously bright could really be a description of Fëanor himself if we’re being honest.
I’m really enjoying stitching this so far. The colours are lovely, and I’ve really been wanting to do Fëanor’s sigil for a while!
Tbh, I was intending to do another quote for Fëanor, because he has so many that I really love, but I wanted to do something different because I don’t want it to get stale!

New project in progress for the Tolkien Readalong Bingo! I found this amazing pixel version of Fëanor’s sigil, and, well. Pixels are really just ready made cross stitch charts!

The colours in real life seem a little bit bright, but I adore obnoxiously bright colours and obnoxiously bright could really be a description of Fëanor himself if we’re being honest.

I’m really enjoying stitching this so far. The colours are lovely, and I’ve really been wanting to do Fëanor’s sigil for a while!

Tbh, I was intending to do another quote for Fëanor, because he has so many that I really love, but I wanted to do something different because I don’t want it to get stale!

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Anonymous said: Any advice for working with plastic canvas or making key chains?

So. Please forgive me, but I am about to wax lyrical on my favourite thing in the world: plastic canvas. I’m going to stick this under a read more because it’s going to be fairly long and contain pictures, one of which is highly disturbing. It’s the back. I swore I’d never show one, but here I am doing it for you anon.

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Gen II cuties! This bookmark is for riadash's giveaway prize. She specifically asked for my gen II starters bookmark, but since that was on 10 count (don't ask why), and this was on 18 count, there was enough room for a border! So on suggestion from riadash, I tried out the original text boxes from the game.
I think it turned out awesome! It almost physically hurt me not to use variegated for the border, but in the end I decided to go plain black because nothing else looked right.
Don’t even speak to me about the fact that chikorita and totodile are off centre. God damn cyndaquil and its even number of pixels horizontally.

Gen II cuties! This bookmark is for riadash's giveaway prize. She specifically asked for my gen II starters bookmark, but since that was on 10 count (don't ask why), and this was on 18 count, there was enough room for a border! So on suggestion from riadash, I tried out the original text boxes from the game.

I think it turned out awesome! It almost physically hurt me not to use variegated for the border, but in the end I decided to go plain black because nothing else looked right.

Don’t even speak to me about the fact that chikorita and totodile are off centre. God damn cyndaquil and its even number of pixels horizontally.

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Sooo I figured I should probably do this to keep up to date.
The Oath can be found here
Free space can be found here

Sooo I figured I should probably do this to keep up to date.

The Oath can be found here

Free space can be found here

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Another one for the bingo! Unfortunately, they can’t all be so large scale as the Oath, but I really enjoyed stitching this.
This is ‘Let the ships burn!’, translated to Quenya by almare. This was one of my favourite moments from the Silmarillion, as well as (imo) a really iconic one. So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stitch it!
I was trying out for a flame effect with the border, and I think that I managed to achieve it quite well. The colours used were DMC 310, DMC 4124 (Bonfire) and 4128 (Gold Coast).
Originally this was going to be for Fëanor’s square on the Fëanorian bingo card (B), but since he’s my favourite character I’ll probably do something bigger for him. So this is for the free space!

Another one for the bingo! Unfortunately, they can’t all be so large scale as the Oath, but I really enjoyed stitching this.

This is ‘Let the ships burn!’, translated to Quenya by almare. This was one of my favourite moments from the Silmarillion, as well as (imo) a really iconic one. So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stitch it!

I was trying out for a flame effect with the border, and I think that I managed to achieve it quite well. The colours used were DMC 310, DMC 4124 (Bonfire) and 4128 (Gold Coast).

Originally this was going to be for Fëanor’s square on the Fëanorian bingo card (B), but since he’s my favourite character I’ll probably do something bigger for him. So this is for the free space!

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it’s such a great work whoaa, beautiful. you should definitely be proud of this! :) congrats on finishing!

Thanks! I’m probably going to put it up for the Team Feanorians giveaway :)

Finished! This is the Quenya translation of the poetic Oath of the Fëanorians, as can be found here, which I then transcribed into Tengwar using this site. I did this for the Tolkien Read-Along Bingo (Fëanorian bingo card B).

I’m so happy with how this came out! I love how the colourful border causes the plain black text to stand out (even though I did have my doubts about the border at first).

I got unreasonably excited about stitching tenn’ Ambar metta, no lie.

This was done on 18 count aida with four colours - DMC 310, DMC 4126, DMC 4240 and DMC 4130. The pattern was created entirely by me, and overall including pattern making this probably took me about 20 hours.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to say. I really enjoy getting feedback on my work!

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Today’s update! I think I might finish this tomorrow!

This is (or rather, will be) the Quenya translation of the poetic Oath of the Fëanorians, as can be found here, which I then transcribed into Tengwar using this site.

The last picture is to give an idea of the size of this thing, so here it is next to an A4 sheet of paper (it’s stats notes, for the curious. First thing that came to hand).

The blue’s really started to grow on me, even though I had my doubts originally. If anyone thinks otherwise though, please let me know!

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semadcrafter:

f-ennekins:

Okay, started the border and it’s going pretty good, buuuut I seriously need secondary opinions on this blue (DMC 4240, Mid Summer Night). The red (DMC 4130, Chilean Sunset) and the yellow (DMC 4126, Desert Canyon) I am totally fine with, and I think they look really good together, but I’m having severe doubts about the blue.

Opinions please? I don’t care about how much unpicking I have to do, I want this Oath to turn out looking good!

I think they look nice, but if you’re not happy with how the colors are working together, perhaps a midtone green might work better than a blue?
Also this pattern is gorgeous and I want to buy it! XD

Thanks so much for the feedback! I don’t really want to go for a green, because it doesn’t fit with the theme of the Oath for me. I think I’ll stitch everything else and leave the blue until later. It might grow on me!

As for the pattern, I totally posted it to my blog, and you can have it, as long as you credit me for it! The border’s not on there, but it’s a ridiculously simple one :)

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Okay, started the border and it’s going pretty good, buuuut I seriously need secondary opinions on this blue (DMC 4240, Mid Summer Night). The red (DMC 4130, Chilean Sunset) and the yellow (DMC 4126, Desert Canyon) I am totally fine with, and I think they look really good together, but I’m having severe doubts about the blue.

Opinions please? I don’t care about how much unpicking I have to do, I want this Oath to turn out looking good!

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Rapidash is finished! The pictures show before and after I stitched them together. This is for riadash's giveaway prize.

I loved stitching this. The colours are gorgeous, and it turned out really cute!

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Rapidash for riadash's giveaway prize! This is side one, and now I've gotta stitch the second side and then sew them together.
Done on 14 count plastic canvas with DMC threads. I would have used some Kreinik, but I actually think my DMC 946 is a prettier orange than my Kreinik Orangeruption, and also this looks better with the other colours I picked.

Rapidash for riadash's giveaway prize! This is side one, and now I've gotta stitch the second side and then sew them together.

Done on 14 count plastic canvas with DMC threads. I would have used some Kreinik, but I actually think my DMC 946 is a prettier orange than my Kreinik Orangeruption, and also this looks better with the other colours I picked.

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Woohoo! After a hellish weekend at work, I’ve finally finished the text! Now it’s just the border to do…
This is (or rather, will be) the Quenya translation of the poetic Oath of the Fëanorians, as can be found here, which I then transcribed into Tengwar using this site.
I’m loving this project! I think it looks really good, and it’s also a nice size.
If you’ve got any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to say. I love feedback!

Woohoo! After a hellish weekend at work, I’ve finally finished the text! Now it’s just the border to do…

This is (or rather, will be) the Quenya translation of the poetic Oath of the Fëanorians, as can be found here, which I then transcribed into Tengwar using this site.

I’m loving this project! I think it looks really good, and it’s also a nice size.

If you’ve got any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to say. I love feedback!

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