The Tempestry Project Visualizes Climate Change Through Knitting

The Tempestry Project Visualizes Climate Change Through Knitting

The Tempestry Project blends fiber art with temperature data to create a bridge between global climate and our own personal experiences through knitted or crocheted temperature tapestries, or ‘Tempestries.’ Each Tempestry represents the daily high temperature for a given year and location, all using the same yarn colors and temperature ranges.”

See some examples of tempestries below, and if you’re inspired, there’s even a kit to make your own.

The Tempestry Project Visualizes Climate Change Through Knitting

Here are two tempestries knit by Staci Perry of Very Pink Knits, representing Austin, TX in 1900, and Austin in 2017.

The Tempestry Project Visualizes Climate Change Through Knitting

Here’s project creator Emily McNeil’s New York City, 2012.

The Tempestry Project Visualizes Climate Change Through Knitting

Get a kit from Emily McNeil and knit your own!

Learn more about Emily McNeil’s Tempestry Project, pick up a kit to make your own!





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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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