Star Birth

$9.99

by NASA

Star Birth Cross Stitch Pattern by NASA
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720 x 417 in 255 colors

Description

This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth. Called the Cosmic Cliffs, Webb’s seemingly three-dimensional picture looks like craggy mountains on a moonlit evening. In reality, it is the edge of the giant, gaseous cavity within NGC 3324, and the tallest “peaks” in this image are about 7 light-years high. The cavernous area has been carved from the nebula by the intense ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from extremely massive, hot, young stars located in the center of the bubble, above the area shown in this image. The blistering, ultraviolet radiation from the young stars is sculpting the nebula’s wall by slowly eroding it away. Dramatic pillars tower above the glowing wall of gas, resisting this radiation. The “steam” that appears to rise from the celestial “mountains” is actually hot, ionized gas and hot dust streaming away from the nebula due to the relentless radiation.

This pattern will enable you to reproduce the image using the medium of cross-stitch or diamond painting. The custom charting technology we developed produces the highest quality cross-stitch and diamond-art patterns available with new levels of detail and color matching to accurately reproduce the images in whatever size and color combination you prefer. Not every image will look as good with the lowest colors at extra small size but not every image needs maximum colors at extra large size. We create every combination and provide accurate mockups so you can select the pattern that is right for you.

You can be confident that the pattern you buy from us will produce a piece that you will be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a loved one, to be admired for generations to come.

Patterns are available to download in PDF format immediately after purchase and will also appear in our pattern viewer and tracking application. This is the pattern only and does not include any paper copy or the materials you need to complete the project - you can purchase these from your local crafting store or online supplier of choice and the pattern will detail the number of skeins required based on the material type and stitching style you use.

Color Palette

The complete color palette including DMC code, description and stitch count for the selected pattern is shown below. The downloaded PDF pattern or our app will give you the complete estimate of thread-skeins required based on the canvas type and number of strands used for stitching.

Code
Description
Count
792
DK Cornflower Blue
18,264
632
Ultra V DK Desert Sand
11,570
3722
MD Shell Pink
9,843
798
DK Delft Blue
9,252
09
Brown Bismarck
9,088
356
MD Terra Cotta
8,384
500
V DK Blue Green
6,877
32
Brimbelle
6,774
3776
LT Mahogany
6,683
797
Royal Blue
6,052
3371
Black Brown
5,886
301
MD Mahogany
5,854
839
DK Beige Brown
5,783
3021
V DK Brown Gray
5,650
333
V DK Blue Violet
5,606
435
V LT Brown
5,534
890
Ultra DK Pistachio Green
5,184
29
Moussaka
5,048
779
DK Cocoa
4,675
3799
V DK Pewter Gray
4,312
436
Tan
4,151
3858
MD Rosewood
4,094
21
Burgundy Red
3,786
315
MD DK Antique MauVe
3,614
838
V DK Beige Brown
3,507
158
MD V DK Cornflower Blue
3,413
3772
V DK Desert Sand
3,409
3859
LT Rosewood
3,330
826
MD Blue
3,191
729
MD Old Gold
2,815
352
LT Coral
2,673
3830
Terra Cotta
2,464
08
Tanned Leather
2,429
3860
Cocoa
2,404
833
LT Golden Olive
2,391
869
V DK Hazelnut Brown
2,366
3862
DK Mocha Beige
2,262
844
Ultra DK Beaver Gray
2,227
938
Ultra DK Coffee Brown
2,200
3807
Cornflower Blue
2,178
420
DK Hazelnut Brown
2,096
407
DK Desert Sand
1,883
3863
MD Mocha Beige
1,871
3778
LT Terra Cotta
1,842
610
DK Drab Brown
1,818
924
V DK Gray Green
1,817
825
DK Blue
1,802
3031
V DK Mocha Brown
1,751
3781
DK Mocha Brown
1,714
934
Black Avocado Green
1,685
3746
DK Blue Violet
1,662
840
MD Beige Brown
1,646
518
LT Wedgewood
1,575
3838
DK Lavender Blue
1,462
977
LT Golden Brown
1,462
3740
DK Antique Violet
1,419
3790
Ultra DK Beige Gray
1,417
791
V DK Cornflower Blue
1,410
3802
V DK Antique Mauve
1,390
3760
MD Wedgewood
1,344
799
MD Delft Blue
1,335
921
Copper
1,292
451
DK Shell Gray
1,273
31
Dusk
1,234
841
LT Beige Brown
1,228
3839
MD Lavender Blue
1,184
3041
MD Antique Violet
1,174
3861
LT Cocoa
1,164
167
V DK Yellow Beige
1,139
3064
Desert Sand
1,121
3829
V DK Old Gold
1,089
223
LT Shell Pink
1,088
612
LT Drab Brown
1,023
517
DK Wedgewood
997
645
V DK Beaver Gray
983
801
DK Coffee Brown
977
793
MD Cornflower Blue
968
3328
DK Salmon
915
930
DK Antique Blue
892
813
LT Blue
891
680
DK Old Gold
890
3726
DK Antique Mauve
883
413
DK Pewter Gray
882
07
Driftwood
878
3827
Pale Golden Brown
864
995
DK Electric Blue
836
922
LT Copper
818
152
MD LT Shell Pink
776
760
Salmon
765
550
V DK Violet
738
809
Delft Blue
721
807
Peacock Blue
701
535
V LT Ash Gray
692
422
LT Hazelnut Brown
678
3771
Ultra V LT Terra Cotta
655
317
Pewter Gray
637
156
MD LT Blue Violet
622
611
Drab Brown
610
437
LT Tan
573
340
MD Blue Violet
562
3768
DK Gray Green
557
402
V LT Mahogany
522
3836
LT Grape
514
976
MD Golden Brown
512
3721
DK Shell Pink
499
3843
Electric Blue
485
676
LT Old Gold
455
3828
Hazelnut Brown
454
758
V LT Terra Cotta
445
04
Wet Bitumen
439
734
LT Olive Green
433
155
MD DK Blue Violet
422
3864
LT Mocha Beige
421
341
LT Blue Violet
420
3046
MD Yellow Beige
408
334
MD Baby Blue
400
3032
MD Mocha Brown
396
640
V DK Beige Gray
382
834
V LT Golden Olive
375
318
LT Steel Gray
355
738
V LT Tan
345
209
DK LaVender
338
30
Agate
328
371
Mustard
326
3755
Baby Blue
318
950
LT Desert Sand
316
28
Fluorite
310
224
V LT Shell Pink
301
3023
LT Brown Gray
300
3787
DK Brown Gray
287
327
DK Violet
286
543
Ultra V LT Beige Brown
282
06
Creamy Vegetable
276
161
Gray Blue
275
210
MD LaVender
272
415
Pearl Gray
269
931
MD Antique Blue
268
211
LT LaVender
263
778
V LT Antique Mauve
258
794
LT Cornflower Blue
253
316
MD Antique MauVe
244
370
MD Mustard
239
3042
LT Antique Violet
231
414
DK Steel Gray
220
160
MD Gray Blue
218
842
V LT Beige Brown
218
169
LT Pewter
215
452
MD Shell Gray
214
159
LT Gray Blue
212
157
V LT Cornflower Blue
197
03
Mouse
195
05
Ground Floor
195
932
LT Antique Blue
194
3840
LT Lavender Blue
190
945
Tawny
186
25
Colchicum
178
453
LT Shell Gray
169
3835
MD Grape
169
3325
LT Baby Blue
168
3834
DK Grape
161
554
LT Violet
157
26
Heather
152
01
Pure Tin
146
Blanc
White
146
519
Sky Blue
143
3756
Ultra V LT Baby Blue
143
3774
V LT Desert Sand
141
552
MD Violet
140
677
V LT Old Gold
138
3779
Ultra V LT Terra Cotta
136
3837
Ultra DK Lavender
131
3750
V DK Antique Blue
131
553
Violet
129
02
Tin Oxide
128
754
LT Peach
123
208
V DK LaVender
120
3782
LT Mocha Brown
119
3865
Winter White
116
3712
MD Salmon
116
3743
V LT Antique Violet
115
3727
LT Antique Mauve
113
646
DK Beaver Gray
112
153
V LT Violet
111
3013
LT Khaki Green
110
3821
Straw
103
3747
V LT Blue Violet
100
648
LT Beaver Gray
99
822
LT Beige Gray
98
27
Gray Linen
94
522
Fern Green
94
829
V DK Golden Olive
93
3752
V LT Antique Blue
92
3856
Ultra V LT Mahogany
92
3688
MD Mauve
91
935
DK Avocado Green
81
3845
MD Bright Turquoise
80
17
Limonite
79
23
Flower of Apple Tree
77
433
MD Brown
76
739
Ultra V LT Tan
75
3854
MD Autumn Gold
74
962
MD Dusty Rose
73
647
MD Beaver Gray
69
3866
Ultra V LT Mocha Brown
68
165
V LT Moss Green
66
927
LT Gray Green
64
24
Purple Sabline
64
3022
MD Brown Gray
64
747
V LT Sky Blue
58
644
MD Beige Gray
56
3689
LT Mauve
54
18
Mirabelle
54
3822
LT Straw
54
3609
Ultra LT Plum
52
3608
V LT Plum
51
613
V LT Drab Brown
49
3841
Pale Baby Blue
48
33
Heliotrope
46
3047
LT Yellow Beige
46
3012
MD Khaki Green
45
3348
LT Yellow Green
43
3733
Dusty Rose
39
3354
LT Dusty Rose
35
225
Ultra V LT Shell Pink
34
11
Spurge
34
14
Fruit of Hellebore
34
712
Cream
33
746
Off White
33
3326
LT Rose
29
3607
LT Plum
29
15
Green Charm
29
948
V LT Peach
27
3687
Mauve
26
975
DK Golden Brown
25
3825
Pale Pumpkin
23
783
MD Topaz
23
761
LT Salmon
22
820
V DK Royal Blue
20
472
Ultra LT AVocado Green
20
3819
LT Moss Green
19
3855
LT Autumn Gold
18
3853
DK Autumn Gold
18
353
Peach
15
3806
LT Cyclamen Pink
13
445
LT Lemon
12
3364
Pine Green
12
520
DK Fern Green
12
3761
LT Sky Blue
10
3820
DK Straw
10
730
V DK Olive Green
10
958
DK Seagreen
7
782
DK Topaz
5
959
MD Seagreen
4
501
DK Blue Green
4
602
MD Cranberry
3

All our patterns are the highest quality that can be created for the given size and color constraints. Occasionally this results in some threads that are only used for a handful of stitches in a pattern but we include them because they are the best matches for those colors. You can stitch them as-is or you can use your own judgement and may decide to replace them with another similar color that is already used elsewhere in the pattern. Use our closest DMC thread-color lookup tool to select candidates for replacement.

Image Sizes

Patterns can be used with any canvas type, all that will change is the physical dimensions of the completed image. To allow for mounting a cross-stitch piece in a frame we recommend a canvas size with at least 3 additional inches on each edge.

Completed Image Size Suggested Canvas Size
Canvas Type Width Height Width Height
11 Count Aida 65 ½" 38" 71 ½" 44"
14 Count Aida 51 ½" 29 ¾" 57 ½" 35 ¾"
16 Count Aida 45" 26" 51" 32"
18 Count Aida 40" 23 ¼" 46" 29 ¼"
20 Count Aida 36" 20 ¾" 42" 26 ¾"
22 Count Hardanger 32 ¾" 19" 38 ¾" 25"
25 Count Evenweave 28 ¾" 16 ¾" 34 ¾" 22 ¾"
28 Count Evenweave 25 ¾" 15" 31 ¾" 21"
32 Count Evenweave 22 ½" 13" 28 ½" 19"

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