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The Chronicler's Tale.

How a unique project took flight! 

Wendy Bliss, Textile Artist and founder of The Covid Chronicle will be in conversation with Rosemary Buswell.

Studio 40 was the last venue to show the entire tapestry in January 2023. 

We are delighted that Wendy will return to us for this special event.

Seats are limited, so please reserve yours now. 

£10 per person, including wine.

There will be a Question-and-Answer session at the end of the interview.


About The Covid Chronicle

"The Covid Chronicle is a stitched textile of one hundred and forty parts. It is the result of a masterpiece of vision by artist Wendy Bliss. To have recognised that this epidemic was worthy of recording by seeking an international response through interpretation of thoughts was unique in itself, but to have collated and organised the resulting testaments with needle and thread is a triumph. The work clearly demonstrates mental creativity and agility from all those who have so skilfully stitched their memories transposing them into a moving and unique work of art,"  Diana Springall, art collector, Author and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Broderers.

During the lockdown of February 2021, Wendy reached out on social media to textile artists worldwide to make and donate a panel, set to a template, on the understanding that it would be permanently stitched together with others for exhibition, and eventually possibly sold in aid of MIND, the mental health charity. Separately and together, the aim was to create a sort of 'Bayeux Tapestry', a lasting record of personal experience of the pandemic while it happened. Wendy continues to devote herself to the project and as founder/curator will manage its destiny.

Completed in December 2021, The Covid Chronicle measures 36 x 1 metres, and includes a metre square title page by Lesley Fudge. Every panel received from 15 countries and 3 continents from around the world has been included. Curated for colour and style, the squares were stitched into metre-square units and mounted onto poles for flexibility of hanging in different spaces.

The Chronicler's Tale.

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