The Lady and the Unicorn - PDF DIGITAL Cross Stitch Pattern

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The time dedicated to the feast of love has already begun and this year I decided to draw my own version of an ancient and wonderful theme: "The Lady and the Unicorn." Maybe you know the beautiful Medieval tapestries of "La Dame à la Licorne", which depicts the five senses plus other deep and arcane symbologies.

One of these tapestries, the largest and most beautiful one, bearing the french words "A mon seul desir" ("my only desire"). This phrase is difficult to interpret, but considering the beauty of these tapestries, that illustrate the flourished nature and the grace of the Lady beside the Unicorn, which symbolizes pure and divine Love, the words could mean that this Love is "the only desire", in front of which every material richness is put away, as well as the lady puts the necklace in her coffer.
This is just one of the many interpretations, but since ancient times the symbolism of the Unicorn has been this: Love, Purity, Beauty, Grace, Harmony. The Unique Desire of a real Lady.

The pattern portraits precisely this meaning :)
As an alternative to the French quotation, I have prepared another phrase included in the pattern, inspired by the wonderful poem "She walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron. So you can choose either version and stitch your favorite one.

And now I just have to wish you a wonderful Feast of Love, in all its highest and beautiful shapes :)
For me this is truly the best wish that it can make you: that true Love is the Only One Desire, and that it may reflect for you the whole Purity, Grace and Beauty symbolized by the Unicorn and his sweet Lady.

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The DIGITAL file includes the cover, the symbol guide and the pattern.
In my web site you can find a lot of freebie ready to print and stitch:
http://thelittlestitcher.blogspot.com



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Stunning patterns! Love this shop. Such a joy to stitch these beautiful creations. Will be back for sure.
Apr 30, 2017 by Peggy
Bellissimo pattern! Lo adoro! :)
Feb 8, 2017 by Francesca Falcone
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Very happy to have this pattern. Easy to order and download. Look forward to seeing more fun patterns!
Jan 11, 2016 by mckean7677
Dec 27, 2015 by Guri Duffy
It is a beautiful chart!
Dec 26, 2015 by emalbors

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