What's A 'Tempestry'? Knitters Turn Temperature Data Into Art
In a “Tempestry,” each color represents a temperature, and each line, the daily high temperature in a specific location. Put together three-hundred-and sixty-five of these lines, and you get a thin, striped tapestry that shows a full year’s changing seasons. There is currently a Tempestry Collection for the National Parks system in the works, featuring pairs of Tempestries depicting two different years in the parks they represent.There is also a Tempestry Collection nearing completion in Philadelphia, numberous smaller local collections, and hundreds of individual Tempestries around the world -- all using tactile, eye-catching color to engage people in conversation about climate and our personal experiences of its changing.
The team has provided an additional image - Deception Pass, Washington State Collection, Museum of Northwest Art: