Chris is one of 40 current and former prisoners who contributed to a 13 metre-long embroidery forming part of the British Library’s Magna Carta exhibition.
The stitching depicts Magna Carta’s Wikipedia page, with contributors stitching phrases of significance to them. Former lord chief justice Lord Judge contributed ‘habeas corpus’, while pop star Jarvis Cocker contributed ‘common people’. Another participant was fugitive Julian Assange, who stitched ‘freedom’.
‘I wanted to create a portrait of our age,’ the designer, artist Cornelia Parker, said. ‘I love the idea of taking something digital and making it into an analogue, hand-crafted thing.’
Magna Carta (An Embroidery) is on display until 24 July at the British Library, London.