Save the Arctic

Stitched by: Sheryl Hoffmann

Pattern designed by: Sheryl Hoffmann

In 2018, I was lucky enough to go to Greenland and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ilulissat Icefjord, 25 km north of the Arctic Circle. This is where the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier meets the sea. Huge icebergs towered over our small boat sailing among them. The sights were awe inspiring.

Unfortunately climate change means the glacier is retreating and the frozen Arctic Seas are shrinking. Estimates are that they will disappear in a few decades. I was inspired to rethink what I bought, recycle as much as possible and to reduce my footprint on this fragile earth. I hope my cross-stitch inspires others to do the same.

In my cross-stitch, the iceberg and polar bear are not stitched as they may disappear completely, if climate change is not reversed. The colours of the sky are those of the Northern Lights.

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