This month two beautiful panels arrived from a class of students all the way from SOLE Alternative school in Toronto, Canada, to join the Stitches for Survival scarf display at COP26 in Glasgow.
After hearing about Stitches for Survival during a virtual event on craftivism, Rachel their teacher was inspired to get involved: “I thought this project would bring together our shared passion for the arts and empower the students to take action on the climate catastrophe.”
Each student worked hard to design and create a quarter of a panel, which were then sewed and glued together. Not only was this their first time back in a school building in months, the class also faced challenges with the hands-on project wearing a mask and observing COVID-19 protocols.
Rachel commented: “We were proud to create two panels to mail, and thrilled when a glimpse of one of the envelopes on a BBC story about the project confirmed that they’d reached their destination in time!”
The Canadian panels will join the 1.5 miles of scarf displayed at Glasgow Green Drying Poles on the 6th November during COP26, in solidarity with those most affected by climate change and to urge negotiators to take bold and binding action together. A massive thank you to all the students and to Rachel for organising. True global solidarity!