Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong cross stitch pattern. Stitch an heirloom piece of incredible astronomical images.
Image of cross stitched Pillars of Creation with the text: "The first installment is the iconic Pillars of Creation image, revisited by the JWST. Detailed image descriptions in each booklet will tell you about what you are stitching - no astronomical knowledge is needed."
Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong. Second installment: Cartwheel Galaxy and Stephan's Quintet
Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong. Third installment: Phantom Galaxy and Titan
Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong. Fourth installment: Southern Ring Nebula and Tarantula Nebula
Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong. Fifth installment: IC 1623 and SMACS Deep Field
Detailed PDF booklets emailed out for each stitchalong section.
Each pattern booklet contains: Images of the piece so far; Full pattern on one page, for screen use; Full pattern over eight pages, for printing; Close up single page patterns of the astronomy images stitched in that section; All patterns are repeated with and without backstitch where backstitch is used; Detailed explanation of everything you are stitching; Each booklet comes in two versions - colour and black & white.
The introductory booklet contains: All the information you need to prepare for the project; List of thread colours and pattern size; Several pages of writing and pictures introducing you to the James Webb Space Telescope.
Pattern release schedule: 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  People join throughout the SAL - it's never too late! If you join during the year you will be emailed the booklets released so far.
Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong. Sixth installment: Neptune and NGC 346

Wonders of the James Webb Space Telescope Stitchalong

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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 a link to download the introductory PDF booklet and the patterns released so far. 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 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.

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 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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Tim
Amazing

I love everything space and this blew my mind.

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Laura
Excellent!

I love this design so much! I also love that it provides a little background info on the telescope and various galaxy designs. Stars are the definition of cross stitch confetti so that can be challenging- but the end result is beautiful and interesting.

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Tracy

Really well charted easy to use lots of information

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Rachel Burgoon

Looks like an incredible pattern, and I love the additional science background info. So excited to work on it!

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Kirsty Gilligan
So excited

I was looking for a SAL to do and was so excited to find a Physics/ Space themed one! Can't wait to start!