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The complete Star Wars story hand-stitched onto a 30ft tapestry
Entire Star Wars Saga Hand-Stitched Onto 30ft Tapestry
Entire Star Wars Saga Hand-Stitched Onto 30ft Tapestry

There are people who like Star Wars. And people who really like Star Wars. And then there are people who make 30ft tapestries of George Lucas’ franchise.

In a pain-staking effort London-based designer and illustrator, Aled Lewis has translated the entire story into a hand-stitched 30ft tapestry similar to the Bayeux.

Entitled the Coruscant Tapestry the cross-stitch depicts the Star Wars saga (so far) from Episode 1 through to Episode 6, with quotes from each film written in Aurebesh – the fictional system of writing within the Star Wars universe – on the surrounding border.

There is even a separate wooden translation plate for viewers to translate the symbols in the border of the tapestry.

The Coruscant Tapestry is currently on display at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles where it’s on sale for $20,000 (GBP 12,000).

Aled came up with the idea to create a Star Wars tapestry last year and started to map it out through notes and sketches. Over the course of the following months he watched and rewatched the films and read up on what were considered to be the major plot points and the key players in the main story during the saga.

He ordered a ten metre piece of continuous fabric from Germany and the cotton thread was shipped from France.

Just before Christmas he called on his friends and family who helped Aled finish the tapestry in time for the Gallery show in LA during the first week of February.

The whole process took him six months from formula…
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