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Science Gets Homey With Cross-Stitched Germs And Microbes

By Lisa Granshaw Apr 21, 2014

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Alicia Watkins

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After that order was done, Watkins said she continued with microbes for lots of reasons.

“They're fun to stitch. They're often very interesting shapes, which leads to a lot of interesting patterning, with French knots and fractional stitches as I try to make the pattern fit the microscopic images — so the patterns aren't necessarily for beginning stitchers, though in my experience they are good for learning some of those techniques, because they're small enough patterns that you can make significant progress before getting too frustrated to continue — and I like the process of assigning color combinations to each microbe and then seeing how those colors work out in stitching,” she explained.

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Lisa Granshaw

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