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Candace Bahouth is a world famous Needlepoint designer whose designs are sold as part of Hugh Erhman's marvelous line of Needlepoint Kits and the author of several other Needlepoint Books.
This wonderful book has 20 new projects including cushions in several sizes, vests and a variety of motifs and borders, all featuring the rich colors and exquisite design typical in Medieval Needlepoint.
The inspiration for these designs are the famous The Lady and The Unicorn Tapestry, illuminated Manuscripts and The Book Of Hours.
The book has a forward by Lindsay Clark, a prizewinning Medeival scholar and 70 full color photographs.
Each project chapter is complete. The background and history of the design, materials needed in both inches & metric. A full size, full color chart with color key.
The 20 designs are very beautiful. They include:
Birds and Beasts
Standing Lion Cushion
Seated lion Cushion
The Enchanted Garden
Sweet Violet Cushion
Orange Blossom Cushion
Orange Tree Cushion
Symbols and Patterns
Fleur De Lys Cushion
Fleur de Lys Vest
Playing Cards Cushion
Illuminated Manuscript Cushion
Starry Night Vest
Astrological and Wyvern Motifs
Which is my favorite. I think the starry night vest, not that I am a vest wearer but.....
First Published in 1993 by Conan Octopus Ltd. in London and Harry N. Abrams, Inc in New York. This is a large hard Cover book with a glossy dust jacket.
Flowers, Birds and Unicorns: Medieval Needlepoint is in very good condition. There is a little yellowing at the edges of the pages and the dust jacket edges are a bit worn. The spine is slightly loose, there are no loose or falling pages but I suggest you handle it gently.