Artist Kenneth Männchen Nov 06, 2012 …in advance against the wearisome question: how long did this take you? An effective counter-measure would be an other measure of work. The following reply should suffice: My dear, Time is a whore. Thread is tangible. I used over one kilometre of thread. I stitched, on average, two threads per centimetre, ergo twenty per ten centimetres, ergo two hundred per metre, ergo two thousand per ten metres, ergo twenty thousand per one hundred metres, which brings us to the grand total of over two hundred thousand stitches.