2015 was the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta as the sealing of the Magna Carta was taken place on 15 June, 1215. I was invited to take part in an embroidery project called Magna Carta Embroidery Runnymede. http://magnacartaembroidery.com/
There are 12 embroidered panels, and the one my friend was talking about is South Africa panel. When I was asked to embroider Nelson Mandela, I thought it was a daunting task compare to other pieces I embroidered for some other panels. Fortunately I could get some advice from my fabulous mentor Margaret Dier (Her lovely site is here – Margaret Dier Embroidery ).
I wish I could show the news here, but I think it was available on iPlayer for just 24 hours. I also don’t know how to put a video on this blog anyway. (yes I’m a slow learner…)
So, here’s a slide show of some photos I took while I was working on Nelson Mandela. Hope you enjoy!