The Jewel Box cluster

An image of a group of stars varying in colour and brightness created using embroidery.
Royal Astronomical Society

Title: The Jewel Box cluster


"The Jewel Box is an Open Cluster (also known as the Kappa Crucis Cluster, NGC 4755) in the constellation of Crux. Herschel recorded the positions of just over 100 members of the cluster in 1834–1838 with many different colours indicating the varying temperature and therefore sizes of the constituent stars."

Maker: Anne Evans, Engineer

Techniques used: Hand embroidery over voile with French knots