Wonders of the Hubble Space Telescope - Astronomy cross stitch pattern
This listing is to purchase the Wonders of the Hubble Space Telescope cross stitch pattern. This was previously released as a stitchalong, and the full pattern is now available. You will stitch depictions of beautiful photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Once completed you will have a stunning heirloom cross stitch picture to treasure. The booklets include detailed explanations of everything you are stitching, so no prior astronomy knowledge is needed.
You will receive two 52-page pattern booklet PDFs, one with colour patterns and one with black & white patterns (with colour backstitch). The booklets contain:
• Images of the completed piece
• Two versions of the full pattern on one page, for screen use, with and without backstitch
• Two versions of the full pattern over nine pages, for printing, with and without backstitch
• Close up patterns of every individual section, with and without backstitch if relevant
• An introduction to the Hubble Space Telescope and detailed explanations of everything you are stitching
You will also receive full cross stitch instructions.
If you’re not already in the ‘Climbing Goat Designs stitchers’ Facebook group, please come and join us there if you’d like to chat and share your progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/climbinggoatdesigns/ or search for the group name on Facebook. And to share on Instagram the stitchalong hashtag is #HubbleSAL
The stitched area of the finished piece is: 158 stitches wide x 199 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 11.3 x 14.2 inches or 28.7 x 36.1 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 9.9 x 12.4 inches or 25.1 x 31.6 cm
Other count fabrics can be used - just adjust the sizing accordingly.
These dimensions do not include the border of fabric you will need to leave around the design. I recommend you leave a further 2-3 inches all the way round (which means that you need to add 4-6 inches to your size measurements).
The pattern was model stitched on 16 count hand dyed fabric from FinnStitcher’s Factory, entitled ‘Night Sky’. This beautiful fabric is available from Kaarina Anttila in Finland via her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FinnStitchersFactory
I have designed this pattern so that it can be adapted to be stitched on nearly any colour of fabric of your choice. It has been model stitched on dark blue fabric, and black fabric would also suit it well, and the exact patterns given are for stitching on dark fabric that could represent the night sky.
Some people prefer to stitch on paler fabrics, and if this is the case for you, then it’s fine to stitch it on any paler colour you’d like. If stitching on pale fabric you may need to change the colour of the border lines to colours that show up better, and you may want to add some black cross stitching around the Hubble Space Telescope in the middle, though it would also be fine to leave it. If stitching on a pale fabric there will be extra stitching required in one of the sections to fill a background in with black cross stitching. This background can be left blank if the design is stitched on dark or black fabric.
79 thread colours are used in the design. You will need 2 skeins of DMC 310 (Black), and 1 skein or less of all the other colours. The pattern features full cross stitches, backstitch and a small number of French knots and fractional stitches (in the text only).
This listing is for PDFs of this pattern; it is not a completed piece nor a kit, so no fabric, thread or other materials are included. The charts are Instant Download so you can start stitching straight away!
A link to the downloads will be sent to the email address you give when you order. There will also be a link to download the files directly from the completed order page. The files are sent as PDFs in one zip file. Please unzip the file (right click > extract all) after downloading, and then you can open each PDF within the file.
You may need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files. If you don’t have it you can download it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
Skill level: Suitable for those with experience of cross stitch.
If you have any problems or need help please let me know!
Pattern is model stitched by Ellie Darman.
Patterns are for personal use only.
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I'm very excited to begin stitching this pattern! It's so beautiful!
Have yet to start but am really looking forward to doing this
There is so much detail shown in the pattern that I am sure that I will have no problems. Plus each picture in the pattern has a detailed explanation of what it shows. Well worth the cost.
A wonderful design - can't wait to start stitching!
I have long looked for realistic space designs, and these are just great!
Can’t wait to get started on their new amazing project. ❤️