Cold Spring Tempestry Collection

The Endless Skein is planning an exciting village-wide project for the 2023 Cold Spring In Bloom festivities. This collaborative fiber art exhibition will tie in with Earth Day and also celebrate the history of our village.


Local volunteers will participate in the worldwide Tempestry Project, creating a collection of hand-knitted (or crocheted) wall hangings that will depict Hudson Valley climate data in a tangible, visual form. Each temperature tapestry, or ‘Tempestry,’ documents a year’s daily local temperatures; the color of each row of knitting communicates how hot or cold a given day was. Our local collection will span the decades from 1900 to the present, pairing each Tempestry with a piece of local history.


The Cold Spring Tempestries will be displayed individually in storefronts during Cold Spring in Bloom, on April 22, 2023, culminating in an exhibition of the entire collection at the Putnam History Museum.


When Tempestries for a single location over a period of time are grouped together, shifts in climate become very striking, as you can see in the photo above. Shown in the photo is the San Juan County Textile Guild's San Juan, WA Tempestry Collection, exhibited at the San Juan Island Museum of Art, on Friday Harbor, WA.


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