Cross-Stitched Planets Launch Crafting to a New Nerd Level

Shaunacy Ferro
All images by navidj via Reddit
All images by navidj via Reddit / All images by navidj via Reddit

One enterprising Redditor is trying to recreate the whole solar system—out of thread. Navid Baraty is putting his cross-stitch hobby to good use by making intricate portraits of each of the planets. So far, he has completed Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto (a dwarf planet, to be clear). 

Pluto is made up of 35 colors of thread, Neptune has 24, and Jupiter boasts 20. And after he finishes the rest of the planets, he plans to get started on the moons. You can’t buy his work, but he’s selling the patterns on Etsy for $5.50. 

[h/t Boing Boing]

All images by navidj via Reddit