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constellations made to order....

this listing is for the purchase of one constellation of your choice. multiples are available as well, see pricing below and please convo if interested in multiples....

the stars tell stories of ancient myths involving monsters, loves and animals fixed in the night sky. i remember learning about these stories as a child and they still captivate me as do the graphic beauty of the constellations themselves. This is a group of my favorites constellations stitched ever so delicately...

also...2009 celebrates the International Year of Astronomy as it commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies, and Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova. (http:\/\/astronomy2009.us\/)

the constellations are, clockwise, in the second picture:
1. Andromeda - the chained lady
2. Ursa Major - the great bear
3. Cygnus - the swan
4. Orion - the hunter
**Interested in seeing something else- the Big Dipper and Little Dipper? Custom requests are welcome! Just Convo me...

details...
+ my own pattern
+ heavy thread in white
+ 3 3\/8 inches in diameter
+ hand stained embroidery hoop
+ embroidered on "vintage blue" linen
+ archival glue used to adhere fabric to hoop
+ reverse is covered with a cotton fabric
+ reverse features vintage paper that is hand typed (not printed!) listing your constellation

**multiple pricing**
1 at $28
2 for $52
3 for $80
4 for $100
If you are interested in more than one, please convo me with the details and I will make you a custom listing.

**time line**
Please note that these pieces are made to order, so please allow 2-3 weeks for your constellations to be stitched, and about a week for shipping.

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Reading the Stars

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