This project draws on the tradition of
needlecraft as a pastime during quarantine. For over
a century, needlework has been widely practiced in
domestic spaces, sanatoria and health centers to
combat idleness during times of uncertainty. This
collective project documents views from the pandemic
in cross-stitch, as numerous people shelter inside.
Through a web based submission, participants provide their name, location, and a digital photo of their view to be cross-stitched. A pattern will be generated with microRevolt’s freeware knitPro, returned to the applicant to begin needlework on a 14 point canvas (approx 4 x 4 inches). The finished work is photographed and exhibited on this website.