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: 17
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 It is a series of images from deep space, originally made by Hubble telescope.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 astonishing embroidery depicts NGC 6302 nebula, also named Butterfly Nebula, as seen and taken by Hubble telescope. Bright clusters and nebulae are often named for flowers and insects, and this one is named so due to its shape, although its wingspan covers over 3 light-years. It lies about 4,000 light-years away in the Scorpio constellation. As estimated surface temperature of its dying central star is about 250,000 degrees Celsius, the nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. We have recreated the dramatic mega-scene in this incredible embroidery, in great detail and with superb shading.
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.