Black Hole Frame Kit - Pre-Order
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.
- 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!