Black Hole Cross Stitch Pattern

Like so many people, I was excited to see the first picture of a black hole last week. Dr Katie Bouman’s work inspired me to design a pattern based on the image.

If you’d like to stitch your own black hole, you can download the pattern free here

I stitched this on 27 count black evenweave using DMC Etoile floss, plus a couple of DMC cotton flosses. I’ve been meaning to try out my Etoile floss for ages and this seemed the perfect opportunity! If you don’t have any Etoile floss then you could use regular floss

I was pleasantly surprised by how easy Etoile is to work with, and the sparkle is just what the black hole needed. Unfortunately the sparkle doesn’t show up properly in the photo but I’m really happy with the effect in person.

I plan to design some more space themed patterns to go with this. What else would you like to see in this range?

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