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Black Hole Frame Kit - Pre-Order or Quick Ship

$64

NOTE - since we all need things to do while socially distancing, we've decided to give you the option of shipping this kit immediately with general printed instructions (the custom glossy ones aren't ready just yet). Just let us know in the order notes when you add an item to your cart if you'd like immediate shipping or to wait for the final instructions.

Scary? Perhaps. Gorgeous? Definitely! So why not put on your guiltiest of guilty pleasure shows and stitch away at a mind-bending astronomical force? This design is a bit less symmetrical than some designs, so it's a fantastic way to get started if you're looking for a first project. This project is a lovely pop of color for adults and a great project to stitch by, with, or for a kid. And remember, all our Science and Space themed kits use the same colors, so build your own StitchBinge Galaxy!

Now, some knowledge. In 2019, after more than a decade of work, a global team of over 200 astronomers and computer scientists accomplished what was once thought impossible by capturing an image of a black hole. Dr Katie Bouman, a 29 year old computer scientist, created an algorithm and led a project team to develop a program to translate telescopic data into the now-famous photograph.

"I think that this picture has really captured the imaginations of a generation of new young scientists," Bouman said. "I think that getting that interest in science to students at a young age will help them enter the STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] fields and make contributions to many different projects."

We love a woman that thinks big. Just how big? Well, the black hole the team photographed is 6.5 BILLION TIMES more massive than our Sun. That's not a typo. But fear not, it's also 53 million light-years (318 quintillion miles) away.

Kit Contents: 

  • Decorated 13 count Zweigart Mono Canvas
  • 2 needles
  • 1 Needle Threader
  • TSA-Compliant Folding Scissors
  • Full Skeins of DMC Pearl Cotton and DMC Cotton Floss
  • Needlepoint How-To's for Beginners
  • 5"x 5" Frame (White)

Want to try some different colors? A local needlepoint store near you can help you pick from more colors and textures than you can count!

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