The Tempestry project centers around creating a visual representation of climate change. Crocheters, knitters, and all other crafters come together to create a quilt with a color-coded version of temperature over the years. Each Wednesday, you can find this dedicated group of crafters showing up with spools of yarn. It's a very small-knit (no pun intended) atmosphere. Those who are veterans teach the newer ones, and each kit comes with instructions. Conversation is very companionable. Some people are working on the project, others seem to be working on their own side projects. A portion of the sales from each kit goes directly to The National Parks Conservation Association. The string has been specifically chosen for SUNY Geneseo by partnering with a local yarn shop called Fuzzy Bunny. The Tempestry Project wasn't founded at SUNY Geneseo, but the college has taken up its importance.
"An Interview with the Tempestry Project,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2022, Article 2.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2022/iss1/2