Reading the Stars

I didn’t know this, but 2009 is International Year of Astronomy, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo using a telescope to study the stars, as well as Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova. And in honor of these, Miniature Rhino has created these beautiful little needlepoint constellations set in embroidery hoops. The constellations featured above are Andromeda, Ursa Major, Cygnus and Orion, all done in white thread on vintage blue linen.

There’s something really charming about these, especially seeing them all together like that. My bathroom is all black and white, and I could see these looking awesome next to my two giant Obey posters.

Found through U/O Blog


August 4, 2009