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« on: July 14, 2014 06:36:11 AM »

I adore Tolkien, and all things Middle Earth. One of my favorite things in the world of Middle Earth are the maps. I adore maps in general, but I really love the ones Tolkien made.

So, for the Tolkien swap, I made my partner a map of the Shire.



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I made the trees out of very loose french knots, because I am not very good at circles. They usually look bizarre.



It was a lot of fun. I'm thinking of making a grid of hoops for another map. Maybe even one of Narnia.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014 06:57:01 AM »

This is awesome!!!! I'm sure your partner will love it. :-)
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014 07:37:05 AM »

I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014 09:32:39 AM »

I've decided I really like embroidered maps.  This is a nice one!   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014 09:56:34 AM »

Thank you!

I stained the fabric with water colors to give it a more antique feel. I like the effect, and I think I'm going to repeat it. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014 10:47:55 AM »

The hoop is wonderful!  I have been wanting to embroider the Shire maps for a long time.  Maybe I will do that this year.  Thank you for the inspiration!

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014 09:37:45 AM »

Neat piece!
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014 12:11:48 PM »

Thank you! It was a lot of fun to do. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014 10:52:03 PM »

Great job on the lettering!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2014 10:44:06 AM »

This is really cool. I love the look and the idea of a few hoops for one map!!!
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