TempestryProject

The Tempestry Project

Anacortes, Washington On Etsy since 2017

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TempestryProject

The Tempestry Project

Anacortes, Washington | 1,332 Sales

Announcement    One of the ongoing problems inherent in discussions about climate change is the vast scale of the conversation. The Tempestry Project’s goal is to scale this down into something that is accurate, tangible, relatable, and beautiful.

We create custom kits tailored to your year and location of choice, and also sell our own knitwear and Needle Wranglers -- a unique knitting notion designed and manufactured right here in Washington State.

Thank you so much for your interest in and support of the Tempestry Project!

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Last updated on May 29, 2019

One of the ongoing problems inherent in discussions about climate change is the vast scale of the conversation. The Tempestry Project’s goal is to scale this down into something that is accurate, tangible, relatable, and beautiful.

We create custom kits tailored to your year and location of choice, and also sell our own knitwear and Needle Wranglers -- a unique knitting notion designed and manufactured right here in Washington State.

Thank you so much for your interest in and support of the Tempestry Project!

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On Etsy since 2017

The Tempestry Project: turning climate into fiber art, one year & one place at a time

The Olga Station Tempestry Collection, created by the San Juan County Textile Guild, is currently being exhibited at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, WA. Check out some beautiful photos of this collection: http://www.sjctextileguild.org/galleries.html

Recent news coverage:
Philadelphia Collection: https://www.philly.com/news/tempestry-climate-change-temperature-tapestries-philadelphia-schuylkill-center-20190507.html
National Parks Collection: https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/04/crafters-work-create-national-park-tempestry-project
Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/trump-trying-pull-wool-over-our-eyes-about-climate-change-these-knitters-arent-having-it

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One of the ongoing problems inherent in discussions about climate change is the vast scale of the conversation. Climate change is both global and gradual, happening on a timescale far beyond our immediate individual experiences. Our goal, through knitting and crocheting temperature tapestries (or “Tempestries”), is to visualize climate data in a way that is accurate, accessible, tangible, and beautiful.

Each individual “Tempestry” embodies one year of daily high temperatures for a particular location. We’ve assigned specific colors from KnitPicks’ Wool of the Andes Worsted to represent specific temperature ranges in 5-degree increments from less than -30°F to more than 121°F. Using the same universal yarns and colors creates a visual comparison between years and places, and KnitPicks is affordable and accessible. The full list of colors and corresponding temperature ranges is included in the project guidelines in each Tempestry Kit. This information is also available for free on Ravelry and in our Facebook Group Files.

As more and more people create Tempestries, both individually and in geographic collections, a mosaic of our climate history is beginning to emerge. The more people get involved — through knitting, crocheting, discussing, sharing — the richer, the more beautiful, and the more undeniable this mosaic becomes.

Temperature data comes from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and is available to the public at www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/search. Please note, the data is not always complete and sometimes has to be supplemented with data from www.wunderground.com, or from nearby weather stations.

Shop members

  • Justin Connelly, Marissa Connelly, Emily McNeil

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • Injection Mold Company

    Bellingham, WA

    PIMC makes our Needle Wranglers based on our unique design.

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