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British Elections In Cross-Stitch Embroidery

Cross-stitching the 2015 general elections in Britain, by Tom Katsumi. Cross-stitching the 2015 general elections in Britain, by Tom Katsumi.

The 7th May 2015 was the date of General Elections in Great Britain. Tom Katsumi (1980) embroidered a map of the British Isles five days before the elections and then filled in the squares as the election results were being announced. The map was worked on white aida using cotton perlé in seven different colours, one each for the main political parties (blue = Conservative, red = Labour, etc).

The progress of processing the election results through the night of 7/8 May and the cross stitch map were the subject of a regular tweet and comment. The idea of the 2015 Election Cross Stitch Map was picked up by the media, including the BBC, Country Living, The Guardian, Metro, and so forth. The future of the map is not yet known.

Digital source (retrieved 5th May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 20nd June 2016).

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Last modified on Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:00