Custom Night Sky Embroidery
Capture a special moment with a custom constellation embroidery of the full view of the night sky from an exact date, time and place. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or commemorate a meaningful moment with this bespoke piece of fine art. What did the night sky look like the night you were married? or your child was born? Your embroidery will be stitched with love by fiber artist Mia Weiner in her studio. The custom constellation embroidery will be stitched on linen and is framed in a 23-inch wooden hoop.
- Materials: Linen, thread, wooden hoop.
After your order is placed, you will be contacted for the details needed to create this custom piece of art.
Where do you want to see the sky from?
A little more about this series of embroideries...
The traditional Western embroidery sampler was used as a way for young women to show off their skills and mark their place in the world to be remembered. While these samplers functioned as a way to record these girls' lives, they also served as a way to show their pious devotion to God (the samplers frequently contained religious quotes and sayings) as well as an education for the maker. A young girl would learn the alphabet making her first sampler, and, later on, the sampler was used as an excuse to gather women together to learn science and math, something that was not always allowed.
These embroideries are images of the full view of the night sky from exact locations on specific dates, marking the time and place. Each location and time mark the birth of an individual, serving as a type of portrait. The night sky is a universal image, rather than a Christian psalm, and touches on the education the young girls were able to receive under the guise of creating the domestic trophy sampler.