Year: 2019 - ongoing
Dimension: 40 x 40 cm | 15.7 x 15.7 in
Number of stitches: over 110,000
Thread length: over 1.2 km | over 0.75 mi
Thread colours: 19
This spectacular embroidery is a part of the 8-piece “Deep Space Journey” series. It is a series of images from deep space, originally made by Hubble telescope. It can be purchased and admired as a single piece of 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in), or you can get more pieces from the series for your home, office or business premises. The whole series as a set of 8 measures 80 x 160 cm (31.4 x 62.8 in).
This stunning embroidery recreates a mosaic of images, taken by Hubble telescope over three months, of the magnificent Crab Nebula. The nebula is the result of a supernova first noted by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD. It lies 6,500 light-years from Earth in the Taurus constellation and it spans about 10 light-years. In the centre, a rapidly spinning neutron star is embedded, as massive as the Sun but only the size of a small town, rotating about 30 times per second and pulsating like a lighthouse. Electrons whirling at nearly the speed of light around the star’s magnetic field lines produce the eerie blue light in the interior of the nebula. We have recreated this dramatic happening in a superb embroidery, made with more than a hundred thousand stitches.
In our Universe, there are two trillion galaxies, each composed of billions of stars, planets, dust and gas. We have selected some of the most spectacular views and unusual phenomena, delivered to humanity by legendary space traveller Hubble telescope*, and recreated them as superb embroideries of great detail and vivid colours.
*All images provided by Hubble/NASA/STScI
Get one of these mind-blowing embroideries and peep into deep space.