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.

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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