Saturday, April 24, 2010
I've finished the "Planets" series. I'm pretty happy with how they've turned out- except for Saturn. I don't care for Saturn. That's why I chose it to go under the wine glass in my photo. I'm hoping that you, gentle reader, won't notice its flaws. I love Earth, though, and Jupiter, and I like the visual joke of Pluto with its tiny size and its asterisk.
I made the patterns using MacStitch 2009, and used telescope images of the planets, mostly Hubble photos, that I found on Wikipedia as a basis for the patterns. They are stitched on 18-count Aida fabric, backed with black fabric, and edged in black double-fold bias tape.
I release all of the patterns under a Creative Commons license, which means that anyone has permission to copy, use, and change them- but please don't sell them, or anything you make from them, without my permission. I'm including links to all of the patterns on this post. I made them as coasters, but I would be curious to see what other users people have for them, so if you do something cool with these patterns, I'd love to see it.
Planets by Heather Murphy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at nerdyneedle.blogspot.com.