Hand-stitched 'Star Wars': Tapestry of a galaxy far, far away

London-based artist Aled Lewis spent six months stitching iconic scenes from the entire "Star Wars" movie saga into a 30-foot tapestry, complete with quotes written in Aurebesh.

The beloved space tale of Jedi masters battling the Empire is retold through cross-stitch in this epic "Star Wars" tapestry by artist Aled Lewis.
The beloved space tale of Jedi masters battling the Empire is retold through cross-stitch in this epic "Star Wars" tapestry by artist Aled Lewis. Aled Lewis

If you watch the "Star Wars" movies enough, you can retell the epic story of Jedi, Sith Lords, droids, tauntans, wampas, Wookiees, Yoda, and the Death Star without too much effort. Now try to re-create every memorable scene stitch by stitch on a 30-foot tapestry.

Artist Aled Lewis did just that for six months. Creating each scene first on his laptop, he then transferred it in pixel format onto cloth and cross-stitched every detail. The art titled "The Coruscant Tapestry" is hand-stitched cotton thread on 30 feet of continuous length, 7-stitch-per-inch Klostern fabric. Stiffened with a thin batting and hemmed with a custom-made printed pixel star fabric on rear.

The tapestry depicting memorable moments from the "Star Wars" movies -- from "A New Hope" all the way to "Revenge of the Sith" -- is in a similar style to that of The Bayeux Tapestry, which also tells the tale of warriors and heroes, most notably the events that led to the Norman conquest of England.

The awe-inspiring artwork is for sale at $20,000 and is on display at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Artist Aled Lewis even translated quotes from each movie into the fictional "Star Wars" language of Aurebesh on the border of the tapestry.
Artist Aled Lewis even translated quotes from each movie into the fictional "Star Wars" language of Aurebesh on the border of the tapestry. Aled Lewis

 

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