Hand Embroidery · Weddings!

A LOTR Wedding Embroidery

I suppose if you’re my friend nowadays and you get married, I’ll more than likely make you an embroidery!

I was lucky enough to be my best friend’s Matron of Honor at her wedding in New Orleans, and I wanted to give her something handmade to commemorate the special day.

She is a huge Lord of the Rings (LOTR) fan, so I went online to find some LOTR embroidery inspiration. I came across this lovely piece on Pinterest and decided to make my own version.

I found this image of the Hobbit’s Shire online and got to work.

I liked the “chunky” look of the inspiration piece, so I kept my floss at 6 threads. I used 2 layers of a neutral linen I had in my stash but embroidered on a bigger hoop so the image would not have a border.

I roughly sketched where everything would be with a pen since my water-erasable pen ran out of ink! It worked out since I covered the whole thing with embroidery floss. 

This was my first time doing a landscape-type piece, so I was guessing as I went, but I’m proud of how it came out!

I added the lovely couple’s initials on the Hobbit door since it’s a wedding gift. 😉

I wanted the back of the hoop to look a little more polished than my usual “trim the fabric, turn under, and glue” process. I trimmed the linen a little longer than usual and did a loose running stitch around. I then pulled the threads tight to cinch the fabric tight and tied a knot. Then I cut a piece of felt slightly smaller than the hoop and did a blanket stitch to attach it to the linen.

As you can see, it was my first time doing a blanket stitch, so it’s not perfect! But that’s the charm of handmade items, right? I also added one of my labels from Dutch Label Shop and am proud that the color scheme turned out Mardi-Gras inspired!

I enjoyed making this so much, I started another “landscape” scene embroidery soon after and I can’t wait to see how it will turn out!


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