Candace Bahouth’s Medieval Needlepoint by Candace Bahouth soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Conran Octopus, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: The beauty, richness and intricacy of medieval art has long been recognized and imitated in needlework by a variety of designers, from William Morris onwards. Candace Bahouth, one of todays most influential and exciting needlepoint and textile artists, brings her talents to bear on recreating the magic of the medieval period, with a feast of examples from her own needlepoint repertoire, and over 20 new practical projects.
The Lady and the Unicorn, The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, and medieval books of hours and illuminated manuscripts are just some of the influences and inspirations behind Candaces work. Mythical beasts, filigree patterns, jewel-coloured flowers, verdigris forests and rustic hunting scenes leap out from the designs and are captured for posterity in the rich colours of tapestry wools. Each of the designs is worked in tent stitch, and there are a variety of simple and more elaborate projects to suit every level, including cushions, tapestry-style waistcoats and small motifs. The projects are all illustrated with the finished picture of the made-up design, and a full-colour chart allows the reader to copy the colours and the pattern precisely.
Easy-to-follow stitch instructions, helpful tips and making-up techniques are given at the back of the book, whilst a comprehensive yarn conversion chart ensures projects can be made in Appleton, Paterna, DMC or Anchor yarns.
Illustrated with Clay Perrys atmospheric photographs, which show how well these designs transcend the centuries and complement todays home, Candace Bahouths Medieval Needlepoint provides a truly imaginative collection of needlepoint projects for all levels.
Introduction by: Lindsay Clarke
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 10½” x 9¾”.