New Collection Added: JWST (Space)
New patterns have been added to the library and an entire new collection just dropped! Check out the new additions below and let me know your favorites. If you’re a member of our Lifetime, Annual, or Monthly member plans, you can tap on the links below to immediately download. If not, head over to the Pricing page to create your new account and see the rest of our available library!
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With the recent release of the James Webb Space Telescope images, we now have even more detailed views of our universe and deep space. And since I love science (and would love to contribute to the curiosity of littles everywhere), I thought a whole collection dedicated to these breathtaking images was warranted! You can check out the entire set of Space imagery here, but here’s a detailed look at each one now available to active paid members.
The STUNNING Carina Nebula is an estimated 8,500 light years from Earth, but is still part of our Milky Way galaxy (the Carina–Sagittarius Arm, as a matter of fact). This detail view is part of NGC 3324, the western section, making this a closeup of what are considered “Cosmic cliffs… of star birth.” Neat, huh?
Southern Ring Nebula
NGC 3132 is the planetary nebula of many names: “Southern Ring Nebula”, “Eight-Burst Nebula”, or “Caldwell 74. It’s estimated at 2,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Vela, lending us this near-infrared view as one of the first JWST official science images. My take?
Getting even closer to home: only 500 light years away lies the Cartwheel Galaxy, discovered by Fritz Zwicky in 1941.
Stephan’s Quintet is a distinct group of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus and first discovered by Édouard Stephan at the Marseille Observatory in 1877. Four of the galaxies form the first compact galaxy group ever discovered and remain the most studied of all compact galaxy groups. An estimated 290 million light years away, Stephan’s Quintet cannot be seen by the naked eye or binoculars!
Per Wikipedia, “In astronomy, a deep field is an image of a portion of the sky taken with a very long exposure time, in order to detect and study faint objects.” This same section was also taken by Hubble in 2017, and the side by side comparison is amazing!
James Webb Space Telescope
Consider this my own personal contribution to the JWST collection: the honeycomb shapes of the 21-foot, gold-coated mirrors on the telescope itself! Combine the hex design with a purple starry sky, and you’ve got a fun pattern ready to stitch. The pattern calls for a variation of DMC “gold” threads to create the illusion of a shiny surface, but if you want, you can simply use your favorite actual gold thread.
Let us know your favorites
If you like this collection and these patterns, let us know in comments or send us pictures of your completed works! We’d love to let you brag on your projects and showcase your talents. If you have an idea of a way you’d like to see new patterns added to this collection or others, let us know what you’d like to see next; I am frequently using your suggestions to make new stuff in the works!