Wonders of the Night Sky - Astronomy cross stitch pattern
This listing is to purchase the Wonders of the Night Sky cross stitch pattern. This was previously released as a stitchalong, and the full pattern is now available. You will stitch a beautiful and very accurate cross stitch pattern of almost all the constellations in the night sky, along with a border which includes phases of the moon and a key to the piece. Once completed you will have a large and stunning cross stitch picture to treasure. The booklets include detailed explanations of everything you are stitching, so no prior astronomy knowledge is needed.
As well as cross stitches, the piece uses a lot of backstitch, French knots and speciality stitches (stitches made up of specific combinations of backstitches), which all have detailed step by step instructions. This is a very detailed piece which will require careful counting and positioning of the stars.
You will receive two 35-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
• The full pattern on one page, for screen use
• The full pattern over nine pages, for printing
• Comprehensive instructions on how to stitch the speciality stitches for the stars
• Detailed explanations of everything you are stitching as you tour the Night Sky
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 hashtags are #NightSkySAL and #climbinggoatdesigns
The stitched area of the finished piece (not including any fabric margin) is: 326 stitches wide x 222 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 23.3 x 15.9 inches or 59.2 x 40.3 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 20.4 x 13.9 inches or 51.8 x 35.3 cm
Other count fabrics can be used - just adjust the sizing accordingly.
The pattern is designed to be stitched on black or dark fabric, and is model stitched on 16 count black aida. You will need 18 DMC colours - less than 1 skein of each, apart from one colour which requires 2 skeins, so you will need 19 skeins in total.
Skill level: Suitable for those with experience of cross stitch.
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/
If you have any problems or need help please let me know!
Pattern is model stitched by Angie Sanders.
Patterns are for personal use only.
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I was having a lot of angst about this pattern bring beyond my skill set, but I have to say I am super excited to start it. Clare has been so amazing and encouraging. Hopefully, I’ll have something worth sharing in a few months 😊.
A perfect PDF file, that was available immediately. So easy to read, great instructions, and it prints perfectly.
Second pattern I have gotten and so far it has not disappointed. Very prompt in responding to emails and the designs are perfect
Was emailed my order very quickly - bought it on Saturday so wasn't expecting anything in my inbox until Monday, but it was all emailed to me by the end of the day - thank you! Very comprehensive guide, have just got my cloth and threads through the post today so am yet to begin but have seen others' photos of their progress so far on the cosy wee facebook group and am very excited to start :)
Although we have not starting stitching this pattern yet, if it is as good as all the other stitchalongs and patterns I have already purchased from Climbing Goat Designs and stitched, it will be absolutely amazing. The attention to detail in the designs is superb and easy to read patterns make them suitable for all experiences of stitchers. On top of all that, she also provides detailed and interesting Astronomical information relating to the design being stitched. I can't wait to get started on this pattern in January 2022!