Lady and Unicorn Tapestry Inspired Box by Elba Embroidery

**Quantities are extremely limited for 2023. We may release this again in spring/summer 2024.**

Supply bundle includes:

  • 1 piece of matka silk linen printed with lady and unicorn design (14 in./ 35.6cm square)
  • 1 piece of Kona white premium muslin (14 in./ 35.6cm square)
  • 1 piece white merino wool felt (4 x 6 in./10 x 15cm)
  • 2 size 9 embroidery/crewel needles (choose high-polish or hypoallergenic)
  • 2 size 24 tapestry needles (choose high-polish or hypoallergenic)
  • 27 colors of Soie D’Alger silk floss
  • 8 colors of Au Ver A Soie filament silk-wrapped gimp
  • 5 colors of Soie Gobelins silk thread
  • 8 colors of flat silk threads
  • 2 skeins of DMC cotton embroidery floss in Blanc
  • 2 colors of Mill Hill 11/0 seed beads
  • FSC-certified beechwood embroidery hoop (10 in./25cm)
  • Cherry and maple hardwood frame-lid needlework box
  • Full color instruction packet, approx. 30 pages

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*Note: This project can also be done with cotton threads in place of the Soie D’Alger, which makes it much more affordable. Click here for a conversion chart.


In this project for advanced stitchers, inspired by the panel depicting “Sight” from the Flemish Tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn, students will learn how to create raised stumpwork figures, complete with background scenery, to give the figures both depth of place and context. Techniques will include Petit Point, needlelace patterns, padding dimensional figures, as well as a variety of other surface embroidery techniques worked in both twisted and flat silks of various sizes. Students will then learn how to mount their finished work on either a workbox frame or prepare it for a wall-hanging display.

Created by Elba Embroidery.