No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference

Stitched by: PJC

Pattern designed by: Own design PJC 2021

Greta Thunberg’s rallying cry is as powerful as it is true. If someone so small, so young, so vulnerable, can stand up against the likes of Trump et al, the so called Grown Ups running the world, then there is hope for the future. I wish there had been a Greta when I was growing up. I enjoyed designing this piece using photos found on the internet. I’ve made her in her iconic yellow raincoat and knitted woollen hat holding her home-made placard ‘Skolstrejk för Klimatet’ (School Strike for Climate). On 20 August 2018, the then 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, decided to not attend school until the 2018 Sweden general election on 9 September after heat waves and wildfires in Sweden. She protested by sitting outside the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) every day during school hours and coined the slogan #FridaysForFuture, which gained worldwide attention inspiring school students across the globe to take part in student strikes.

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