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 It is a series of images from deep space, originally made by Hubble telescope.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 breath-taking embroidery depicts star called V383 Monocerotis, one of the most mysterious stars found in space so far, as seen and taken by Hubble telescope. The red supergiant star, seen in the middle of the image, is located about 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the Monoceros constellation, at the outer edge of our Milky Way Galaxy. Called a light echo, the expanding illumination of interstellar dust around it has been revealing remarkable structures in the dusty cloud ever since the star suddenly brightened in 2002, temporarily shining 600,000 times brighter than our Sun, until in a few months, it faded away. Initially thought to be a familiar type of classical nova, yet now, it appears to be a totally new addition to the astronomical zoo. We have recreated this incredible moment in time in masterpiece embroidery, in great detail and with beautifully shaded colours.
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.