My Personal Unicorn Tapestry

Inspired by visits to New York’s Cloisters museum, when I came across a copy of Candace Bahouth’s Medieval Needlepoint pattern book, I had to buy it. Now out of print, this fantastic resource can be purchased used at online booksellers’ websites. Pictured here is my first finished project, a magical, stately unicorn, who is now gracing a velveteen pillow in my home. It was a joy to stitch and makes me smile each time I see it.

The Cloisters has a series of world famous unicorn tapestries in a specially designed, oval room at the museum. Well worth visiting, it’s an enchanting place if you enjoy medieval art and life.

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12 thoughts on “My Personal Unicorn Tapestry

  1. Katja says:

    oooooh yes !!! I have the book and did the piece too… had it finished as cushion πŸ™‚ I stitched it in 2001 and love it πŸ™‚ great job !!!

  2. Katja says:

    Here you go πŸ˜€
    I stitched it in the summer of 2001 and then had it stretched, “vapored” and finished up as cushion πŸ™‚ hope you like πŸ˜€
    I ADORE the book… the kits are very expensive here in Switzerland, so I only did this one so far…
    I plan on doing more in the future… Candace’s designs are so inspiring πŸ™‚


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