In 2003, Kirk Dunn came up with the idea of knitting three tapestries, each one dedicated to a different Abrahamic faith. He figured the pieces, each reminiscent of stained-glass windows, would take about a year to complete.
“I figured it should take about a month to design everything, and three months to knit each one,” the Kingston-born Dunn believed.
He just finished his “Stitched Glass” triptych last year — 14 years later than he thought.
Dunn — who will be in Kingston on Friday to hold a knitting workshop in the afternoon and perform his one-man play based on the creation of those tapestries in the evening — believes he could have finished the five-foot-by-nine-foot tapestries within that year if he had spent every waking hour knitting, but “life got in the way.”
Dunn had been working as an actor, but left it for a steadier job as a corporate trainer because he had two children to help raise and a family to support as well as a project to undertake.