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Science Gets Homey With Cross-Stitched Germs And Microbes

By Lisa Granshaw Apr 21, 2014

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The reactions people have had to her work have also been interesting.

“In the end, microbes are also natural forms — just like the birds and flowers that might have been included in traditional samplers — but they don't strike people the same way…My favorite response is one that encapsulates the dread of the diseases caused by the microbes I stitch, while recognizing that they've been rendered harmless by embroidery,” she said.

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Lisa Granshaw

Lisa Granshaw is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared on the Daily Dot, TODAY.com, Parents Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. Follow her on Twiiter: @LisaGranshaw.

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