Wonders of the Solar System - Astronomy cross stitch pattern
This listing is to purchase the Wonders of the Solar System cross stitch pattern. This was previously released as a stitchalong, and the full pattern is now available. The pattern has realistic depictions of all the planets in the Solar System, along Pluto, the Sun, a comet, two asteroids and a Kuiper Belt Object, against a backdrop of stars and constellations.
This pattern was featured in the 200th issue of BBC Sky at Night magazine. You can take a detailed tour of the pattern on YouTube here.
If you would like to purchase individual patterns for any of the planets, the Sun or Pluto, please contact me.
The planets are all accurately sized relative to each other in terms of logarithms (this is explained in the booklets), and I’ve taken great care to make the pattern as accurate as possible, within the limitations of cross stitch.
You will receive two 38-page pattern booklet PDFs, one with colour patterns and one with black & white patterns. The booklets contain:
- Image of the completed piece
- The full pattern on one page, for screen use
- The pull pattern over nine pages, for printing
- Close up single page patterns of every planet, the Sun and Pluto
- Comprehensive instructions
- Detailed explanations of everything you are stitching as you tour the Solar System
- A key to the constellations featured in the background stars
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. And to share on Instagram the stitchalong hashtag is #SolarSystemSAL
The stitched area of the finished piece (not including any fabric margin) is: 207 stitches wide x 240 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 14.8 x 17.1 inches or 37.6 x 43.5 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 12.9 x 15.0 inches or 32.8 x 38.1 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 60 DMC colours - less than 1 skein of each.
The pattern uses full cross stitches only - no backstitch or fractional stitches.
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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