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Science Gets Homey With Cross-Stitched Germs And Microbes

Alicia Watkins


“One of my favorite comments was that my patterns were ‘boring’ — because the images are too typical. I love that, because even though it would also be fun to take some risks and stitch different or rarer forms of some of these microbes, it means I'm getting it basically right. When a scientist recognizes the microbes they work with based on what I've stitched, that's great. That's just what I want,” she said.

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