Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong
This listing is to purchase the Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong! This is my fifth very accurate astronomy stitchalong and one of the most beautiful final pieces yet, with 18 new JWST images arranged in the iconic hexagonal mirror shape of the JWST. You will stitch depictions of beautiful photographs taken by the James Webb 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.
This is a mystery stitchalong, so you won’t see the other pattern sections until they are revealed each month. The stitchalong runs for 10 sections, from January to October 2024. In the first section you will stitch the outline of the hexagonal mirror shape, and the first image of the Pillars of Creation. For each of sections 2-9, you will receive two hexagonal pattern sections to stitch that month. In the final section, Part 10, you will receive the one remaining hexagonal image pattern and some additional details to stitch in the design.
When you purchase the stitchalong, you will receive by instant download an introductory PDF booklet giving all the information you need to prepare to stitch the pattern. This includes a thread list, the pattern size, comments on choosing fabric and an introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope.
Note that the download link will be sent to the email address given in your order, not to the email address you've typed in the request box, if the two are different. There will also be a link to download the file directly from the completed order page.
You will then receive the other sections by email on the following dates:
Part 1: 25th January 2024
Part 2: 25th February 2024
Part 3: 25th March 2024
Part 4: 25th April 2024
Part 5: 25th May 2024
Part 6: 25th June 2024
Part 7: 25th July 2024
Part 8: 25th August 2024
Part 9: 25th September 2024
Part 10: 25th October 2024
Each section is emailed out at 9am UK time. The emails will be sent to the email address you've typed in the request box.
***You will receive the patterns by digital download and email, and not by physical mail. No physical products are included in this purchase.***
If you’re not already in the busy and friendly Climbing Goat Designs stitchers Facebook group, please come and join us there if you’d like to chat and share your progress. To share on Instagram the stitchalong hashtag is #JWSTSAL
The stitched area of the finished piece is: 163 stitches wide x 237 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 11.6 x 16.9 inches or 29.6 x 43.0 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 10.2 x 14.8 inches or 25.9 x 37.6 cm
On 18 count fabric this is approximately 9.1 x 13.2 inches or 23.0 x33.4 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 a pale fabric you may need to change the colours of some of the additional elements in the final section. Only a few colours would need changing, and you can choose which colours would suit when you get to Part 10. All the other sections can be stitched the same on all colour fabrics.
85 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, a small amount of backstitch, and a small number of French knots and fractional stitches.
On each section release date you will receive two extensive pattern booklets, one with colour patterns and one with black & white patterns. The pattern booklets include split page and single page patterns, repeated both with and without backstitch, and individual patterns of that month's section(s). There's also a description of the JWST image(s) featured that month so you can read about what you’re stitching – no previous knowledge is required!
Skill level: Suitable for those with experience of cross stitch.
Pattern is model stitched by Ellie Darman.
Patterns are for personal use only.
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Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong
Received instructions to get ready for SAL. Very clear and consise as always. Lots of extra information about the James Webb telescope. I can't wait to start.
Really looking forward to starting this. The outer space patterns are special to me because my husband works at GSFC.
I am looking so forward to stitching this pattern! I love the hexagonal frames for each segment, and the colors throughout the pattern are just beautiful!
Looking forward to starting this in January!