Acrylic yarn and mixed media
6 March to 6 April 2015
During Lent 2015 – 18 February to 4 April – the Church of England in the South West ran a Carbon Fast. It was 40 days to reflect on how we affect our planet and consider what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. “A Stitch in Time” ran roughly concurrently, showing 3D knitted representations of a series of greenhouse gases that are implicated in climate change.
This year is vital, as governments are meeting in Paris in December, and hopefully they will come to a ground-breaking agreement on the climate.
There’s more about the installation and the issue on the Particulart website. People seemed to engage, and it provoked thought and conversations. Long may that continue! Here are a few of the responses left in the comments book:
I love the concept of this and recognise the need to have these conversations. Thank you for blending science and religeon/spirituality [sic].
Excellent, Outstanding. No other words to say.
I absolutely love yarn.
I wish we’d had something like this at school. I’d have learned a lot more. Knitting is so visual and much more accessible than the ball and stick kit we had in chemistry.
This display is great! I never could have imagined Lent can be so modern if not this display! Thank you!