Sparkling Star

A star, with different textures and patterns using black thread on a white background.
Royal Astronomical Society

Title: Sparkling Star

Description: A star, with different textures and patterns

Maker: Helen Usher, PhD student, Europlanet Social Media manager

Techniques used: blackwork, with a black thread with sparkling highlights

Inspiration: "I'd been wanting to try some blackwork for a while, and this project provided an opportunity when I found a pattern for a star! The designer is Christabel Seneque. I chose a thread with some sparkle in it to add interest. I love the way the different patterns and density of stitches work together to give a 3D effect. I enjoyed doing it so much I'll certainly be doing more blackwork in future."

Twitter: @tyseren