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.

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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