Friday, August 27, 2010

The Sistine Chapel in Cross-Stitch

Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts' Cross-Stitch Rendering of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts undertook the monumental task of recreating the Sistine Chapel Ceiling in cross-stitch. Her design contains more 628,296 stitches, measures 40"x80", and uses 1,206 distinct color combinations. 

Close-up - Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts

It took Joanna nine years and three months (2,872 hours of stitching) to complete (including 718 hours to design it, and an additional 68 hours to choose the colors).

Charting Sample - Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts

Check out the project website for full details.


Behada said...


ChristineHan said...

Amazing!!! Is the pattern available?