This cross stitch kit is the Babel Fish entry from Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’, inspired by Rod Lord’s animations for the 1981 BBC television adaptation.
This listing is for a cross stitch kit, not for the completed sampler or the PDF pattern alone.
The kit is packaged in a sealed plastic sleeve and includes:
- The printed pattern
- Seven skeins of DMC thread (no fiddly little bits here!)
- Aida fabric (14ct black, 15 x 18 inches)
- A size 24 needle
Some people may love the movie, some may prefer the books or the radio series, but my heart (of gold) belongs to the TV series version of HHGTTG. Ford and Arthur were two of the very first peg people I ever made and when I started cross stitching from my own patterns, the Babel Fish was the first thing I ever created :)
“Meanwhile the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different cultures and races, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.”
Fabric: 14 count Aida (black)
Grid Size: 134W x 100H
Design Area: 8.14" x 5.57" (114 x 78 stitches)
Frame: The fourth picture shows the design framed in a 20 x 25 cm frame – it’s a Ribba from Ikea :)
No fancy stitches or french knots here - just standard cross stitches and back stitch.
If you’d prefer to gather up the supplies yourself, the PDF pattern is available for instant download here.