Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Magna Carta (embroidery)

I didn't know that the Magna Carta's Wikipedia entry was embroidered last year in honor of the 799th anniversary of the signing of this important document.  You can read a bit more about it here and watch the short video here.
http://www.bl.uk/events/cornelia-parker-magna-carta-an-embroidery

Tracy Franklin worked on some of the illustrations along with other embroiders from Great Britain.  You can read a bit about their contributions here.
http://tracyafranklin.blogspot.com/2015/07/magna-carta.html

It's always fascinating to read about stitching that commemorates important parts of our history, then and now.  I hope you enjoy learning a bit about the philosophy behind this needle art piece.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 16, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

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