Character: Estel, the Ranger
Source: Pre Ring War
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s creation – this world of Middle-earth and all its works.
“Always remember, keep your needle sharp and clean or the seam will become crooked and unsightly.”
Glorfindal sat cross-legged, giving his tailoring advice gravely. Young Estel nodded solemnly over his cloth, joining edge to edge with wavering stitches. Later, he progressed to curved needles for sewing leather, repairing his thorn-torn jerkin after a wild hunt through the woods alongside Elrohir, laughing at Elladan’s description of the deer that got away.
Now a ranger, his skills and neatness where required against rips made by orcish weapons, rents needing to be neatly closed... in cloth, leather... flesh.
“Always use a sharp needle...”