Hand-sewn Magna Carta Tribute

I was very much taken by this news item on the BBC website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32734566
To celebrate its 800th anniversary, the artist Cornelia Parker has arranged for the wikipedia page for Magna Carta to be immortalised in embroidery.

This project is amazing! I love how the artist got people to sew the words that were important to them. I love that prisoners helped to sew the text, rather than sewing mailbags! I love that it’s got the occasional tea-stain on it. It makes me think of the Bayeux Tapestry.

I must try to get up to see it at the British Library.

And I hope the BBC don’t mind that I’ve filched one of their photos.

Magna Carta

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