Virvatuli Design's Elven Handflower Giveaway

September 19, 2012


A few weeks ago, while browsing through Etsy, I saw this beautiful pair of fingerless gloves inspired by The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Nightengale (Tinuviel) Mitts by Virvatuli Designs
The pretty colors and quality caught my eye and I just had to check out the rest of Virvatuli Design's shop when I read the description:

"Tinuviel the elven-fair,
Immortal maiden elven-wise,
About him cast her shadowy hair
And arms like silver glimmering"
J. R. R. Tolkien-"The Lord of the Rings"

These mitts are a tribute to the brave, magical Elvish princess, Luthien Tinuviel, in Tolkien's "The Silmarillion." She forsakes immortal life to be with her beloved, Beren the mortal man, after suffering and overcoming numerous trials.

Rebekah and Grace, who run Virvatuli Designs, graciously offered to do a giveaway for the Tolkien Month celebration here at the blog!

I asked them to share a bit about themselves...

VirvatuliDesigns is a small shop run by two sisters, Rebekah and Grace, and they are both heavily influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien's work-particularly "The Lord of the Rings." The graceful, yet powerful elves, simple, brave hobbits, and shadowy warriors made an impression on us at an early age. Whether it's as obvious as a "Galadriel" doll (Grace has one on the back-burner), or as subtle as the Norse Mythology character gloves Rebekah is currently working on, Tolkien's writings are an endless source of inspiration. J. R. R. Tolkien's characters and worlds are rich, beautiful, and enduring, and we strive for that same quality in every piece of work that ends up in our store.
Lady Sif Fingerless Mitts
Skadi Mittens
These two mitts are inspired by Norse mythology (which greatly influenced Tolkien) and are knit with that complex and beautiful fairisle technique. Lady Sif was the wife of Thor and godess of harvests, and Skadi was the godess of winter.

OK, so this doll has already been sold but I just had to share it because I think it's so cute. And GREEN. And it's a MERMAID. And they call her a "steampunk siren!" (In the listing it states that they do custom items, so if you like this mermaid I'm sure they'd be glad to make it again!).

They have beautiful dolls like Marie Antoinette and Odette from Swan Lake in stock.

The Giveaway



VirvatuliDesigns is giving away one pair of Elven handflowers and a $10 gift certificate that can be used in their shop or for custom orders!

Don't know what a handflower is? Rebekah explains that is is essentially a wrist warmer with a triangular portion that hooks around the middle finger, like a medieval sleeve.

This is a picture of a pair of handflowers currently available in their shop:

Queen of Hearts Knit Handflower

The Elven ones, of course, will be considerably different.



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67 COMMENTS

  1. I think my favourite item are the Tinuviel mitts - so lovely!

    ~Nessima

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  2. Oh wow...there are so many lovely things in their shop! I'd say that my favorite is probably the nightingale gloves that you featured in your post. They're so lovely!

    ~Vicki
    deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

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  3. What lovely knitting! I'm so impressed. I think some of my favorites are the Mirkwood Maiden hooded scarf, the Nightengale mits, or the Skadi mittens--but it was hard to choose!

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  4. Everything they have is so lovely! I must say my favorite item is the Marie Antoinette "Peasant" Rag doll. So cute!

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  5. I love the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts best, but all the designs are lovely!

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  6. I love their shop! If I'm forced to choose a favorite, I'd go with the Skadi mittens. :)

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  7. My favorite item in their shop is DEFINITELY the Oriana Lace NeoVictorian Mitts! They are SO pretty.... and the Nightengale (Tinuviel) Mitts you featured in your post are a close second. ;)

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  8. I LOVE the Mirkwood Maiden Hooded Scarf!!! :)

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  9. i like Pink & Black Sequined Armwarmers

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  10. favorite..

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/86883295/mirkwood-maiden-hooded-scarf

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  11. I like the Ebony and Ivory Steampunk Mitts

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  12. These are super cute! Hope I win!!

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  13. Love the chain maille armwarmers. Actually I love everything in the shop.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  14. ooh perfect for winter
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com

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  15. Nightingale Elvish Mitts
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  16. like the nightingale elvish mitts
    gkuroda at gmail dot com

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  17. Nightingale mitts they are cute or the urban mitts

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  18. I love bright colors, so my favorite would be the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts!

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  19. I like the pink and black sequin ones
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  20. i loooooooove the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts!

    stacy hancock

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  21. I love the Ebony and Ivory Steampunk Mitts.

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  22. I like the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts!

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  23. I know my daughter would love the pink and black sequined arm warmers.
    Jennifer C.
    jenswps at yahoo . com

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  24. I love the nightingale gloves!

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  25. I love everything! I really love the Oriana Lace Neo-Victorian Mitts. They are awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

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  26. tiffany courtright(courtright1985@yahoo.com)October 2, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    I like the Nightingale Elvish Mitts!!!

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  27. I like the Mirkwood Maiden Hooded Scarf

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  28. Vampire Lore Corset Mitts
    hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

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  29. The Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts are my fav!

    Maggie Ann True Armstrong
    maggie at pdclarion dot com

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  30. Titania "Faerie Queen" Mitts Are so lovely!

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  31. Nightingale Elvish Mitts
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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  32. I like the Skadi Mittens
    hrddiana556@Gmail.com

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  33. I love the Ebony and Ivory Steampunk Mitts.
    fb; rab pom

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  34. I like the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts.Thank you for the cool giveaway! :)
    tigers3450@att.net

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  35. I LOVE the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts!!

    shiebs24[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. Love the Nightingale Elvish Mitts!

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  37. Titania "Faerie Queen" Mitts is my fav!

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  38. I love the Ebony and Ivory Steampunk Mitts! It looks so pretty!
    Thanks for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  39. I like the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts

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  40. I like the Titania "Faerie Queen" Mitts

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  41. I love all the ragdolls. Especially the swan lake ones.

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  42. I love the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts
    jshallow01 @ hotmail.com

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  43. http://www.etsy.com/listing/57923469/gawain-bracers

    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  44. Love the beautiful Urban Alpaca Mitts!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  45. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) fave item is Vampire Lore Corset Mitts http://www.etsy.com/listing/82877492/vampire-lore-corset-mitts

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  46. I love the Marie Antoinette Rag Doll

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. My favorite items is Odette from Swan Lake "White Swan" Rag Doll. I have always loved rag dolls.

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  48. Vampire lore corsit mitts email timwife@live.com

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  49. Nightingale Elvish Mitts
    Tabatha Carlson

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  50. I love the Nightingale Elvish Mitts. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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  51. I think those gloves are beautiful

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  52. I love the Pink & Black Sequined Armwarmers! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  53. I love the Urban Faye Alpaca Mitts. Love the purple. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  54. Nightingale Elvish Mitts itookyourusernamehaha@gmail.com

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  55. the elvish mits are awesome and I also like the Gawain Bracers

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