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‘The Coruscant Tapestry’ Tells the Story of STAR WARS In Thirty Feet

If you want to see the Star Wars films without putting the discs into your DVD or Blu-ray player, you can gaze upon this detailed tapestry instead. Artist Aled Lewis created this 30 foot long by 13 inches tall fabric mural, dubbed “The Coruscant Tapestry,” by cross-stitching cotton thread onto fabric used for the craft. As you look down the tapestry, you can view the events from the Boonta Eve Classic podrace in Episode I all the way to Darth Vader’s funeral pyre at the end of Episode VI.


The memorable scenes and characters look good in pixelated form! Besides images from the saga, the Bayeux Tapestry-inspired art also features quotes. Lines from each of the six Star Wars films are stitched around the border, and they’re in Aurebesh. Of course they are. I appreciate that level of dedication.

The grand piece is currently on display at Gallery 1988 (West) and is definitely the kind of art to check out in person if you can. You can also take “The Coruscant Tapestry” home with you for a cool $20,000.

Would you have the patience to cross-stitch movie scenes like this? Would you spend twenty grand for it? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Bhooma says:

    I would love to cross stitch this but would need the pattern.

  2. Above, someone mentioned creating a Doctor Who tapestry; it has been done.

  3. Sir Christopher says:

    I love the piece; hopefully some big compoany, like Disney, will buy it and mass produce it so we won’t have to sew it ourselves or pay $20,000.00 for it. I’d be happy with high standard knock off.

  4. Gail Finke says:

    This would not be difficult to emboider at all, and it would go pretty quickly too. I would buy the pattern if the guy sold it! It is not really a tapestry, as one person said, but it is an imitation of the Bayeaux Tapestry, which isn’t technically a tapestry either, so the name fits.

  5. Nancy says:

    I love it! It is definitely not a tapestry, but I’m not that nitpicky. Tapestry has the regal connotation that this artwork deserves. I could never afford 20K to buy it, but I would spend serious money for the pattern and color chart. I can me making this for several Star Wars diehard friends!

  6. Rae says:

    I want the pattern for that thing! I would love to make it! Of course, I would only pay about $200 for the kit.

  7. Auburnfan777 says:

    Ditto one of the above comments: I would love to buy a kit to cross-stitch this myself. However, only if it was reasonably priced.


  9. AnotherStitchNerd says:

    Nitpicky comment on a nitpicky comment….the Bayeaux Tapestry is also not a tapestry, but has been called so for centuries. So the “Coruscant Tapestry” plays successfully on that cultural reference 🙂

  10. Stephanie says:

    Per my local stitchery store, the fabric is 7-count Klostern, it’s stiffened with a thin batting and hemmed with a custom-made pixel star fabric on the back.

  11. StitchNerd says:

    Awesome!!! (nitpicky comment from a stitcher and historian here, though….it isn’t a tapestry, it is an embroidery. A tapestry is woven, cross stitch is a surface embroidery technique done on a ground cloth.)

  12. Sandra says:

    I would love to crass stitch this, but I would would need the pattern!

  13. Terry says:

    My feelings? Sew sew.

  14. Janett says:

    I would definitely cross stitch this!! It is counted cross stitch!! What material was used?? I would used a high count linen. It looks like Belfast raw natural linen 28 ct. I would use 36 ct linen. Yes it is a big project but it is only 15 inches in height. To most of us that do cross stitch it relaxes us. You generally start in the center and work your way outward and as you stitch it – it magically starts developing!! I always change something in the project to make it unique to me!!
    What would make a real challenge is to do it on silk gauze which comes in 40 and 60 count!!

  15. nan says:

    i love to cross stitch, but i would need a pattern to help me. i LOVE this!

  16. Linengray says:

    I hate to be the kill joy but, it should say in “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”.

  17. Cynthianna says:

    I feel inspired to create a tapestry for the whole of the Doctor Who saga now. It may have to be infinitely long to handle all the details of the Doctor’s long lifespan, but with Time Lord technology I’m sure I could make it smaller to fit into an art gallery beside the TARDIS…

  18. Katie says:

    I would definitely cross stitch this myself if I had the pattern!!!!!!!

  19. Rosie says:

    I would like a cross stitch of this.

  20. Steve D says:

    Well, I wouldn’t buy it for 20K, but I would have no heartburn at all supporting a museum that would. The Smithsonian has a lot of Star Wars stuff and this would be a great addition. The Force was strong with this one.

  21. Josh Wilson says:

    Oh my gosh. The perimeter LITERALLY reads (from top left):
    “A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away – mesa Jar Jar Binks – Why do I get the feeling you’re going to be the death of me? – The time has come. Execute Order 66 [letters in red] – Do what must be done – That’s no moon! – Into the—[cut off]”
    And from top left going down and across the bottom:
    “Roger roger – There’s always a bigger fish – I will come back and free you – I don’t like sand – This party’s over – Twice the pride, double the fall – Jedi scum! – So this is how liberty dies… to thunderous applause – Wha—[cut off]”