This is a collection of needlepoint kits made by Dimensions 1978-1979-1980-1981.
These kits are made with 100% wool threads in all the colors needed to complete the project, plus the canvas and instructions. The design is firmly based on the unicorn tapestries, a 6 panel series based on the senses which features young women in medieval court dress with animals mainly a unicorn and a lion theme, these original works reside in Cluny, France.
The first one I completed was "sense of hearing" and the next is the "sense of touch"
So here are the two finished pieces side by side.
Using these as a means to show needlepoint to a modern easy digestible form for the public. As a way then to reference the work of Mary Queen of Scots on other period similar works of needlework and techniques.
Enjoy, Marrin O'Kealy