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: 18
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 It is a series of images from deep space, originally made by Hubble telescope.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 magnificent embroidery depicts the Ring Nebula (or M57), as seen and taken by Hubble telescope. It is a planetary nebula, with a white dwarf star in its hot core, seen as a white dot in the centre. The blue gas in the nebula’s centre is a football-shaped structure made primarily of helium, hydrogen and oxygen that pierces the red, doughnut-shaped ring from nitrogen and sulphur. In the inner ring, there are dark irregular knots of dense gas that the stellar winds have not yet been able to blow away. The Ring Nebula is located only 2,000 light-years away in the Lyra constellation and it can be spotted with moderately sized telescopes. You can admire and study it in our beautiful, high definition embroidery.
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.