Star Birth

$9.99

by NASA

Star Birth cross-stitch pattern by NASA (XL size, High color, Full DMC palette)

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Extra large is for detailed images when you are willing to commit the time and materials to getting the absolute finest results.

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