Gordon Buchanan for Birdyarns by birdyarns published on 2012-06-18T16:14:27Z Voice recording of Gordon Buchanan with text by Kenny Taylor Bird Yarns is an art project responding to the changing migration patterns of seabirds caused by rising sea temperatures. In recent years, arctic terns have suffered devastating disruption to their breeding and migration cycles caused by food shortages in their usual stopovers on their journey south. Bringing together local knitters from An Tobar’s Woolly Wednesdays group with other national and international knitters to create a flock of woolly arctic terns which have been blown off course to sit in here in Tobermory Bay. The birds have been made using yarn from Ardalanish organic farm, on the Isle of Mull, and creative use of a range of recycled and found materials. Deirdre Nelson, An Tobar artist in residence, lead on this project, supported by the charity, Cape Farewell which aims to promote a cultural response to climate change issues.