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: 15
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 It is a series of images from deep space, originally made by Hubble telescope.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 astounding embroidery depicts two galaxies, together named Arp 273, as seen and taken by Hubble telescope. The two spiral galaxies lay 300 million light-years away in the Andromeda constellation. The larger one, known as UGC 1810, is about five times more massive than the smaller one, named UGC 1813. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has passed through the larger one and the gravitational pull has shaped the disc of the larger one into a rose-like shape. And now, it is believed that new stars are being born in the nucleus of the smaller one. We have recreated this cosmic love story 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.