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Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care

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Artist Alicia Watkins zooms in on microorganisms and viruses not with a microscope but with needle and thread. Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade cross-stitches of these tiny beings, from our buddies the red blood cell and the neuron to nasty folk like the anthrax bacterium and the ebola viruses.

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Each cross-stitch is made with white or ivory Aida cloth and mounted on a 3″ wood hoop frame.

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Who wouldn’t want a syphilis cross-stitch on their wall? You can order these and more from Alicia’s Etsy shop for $20 (USD) each. They’re also available in discounted bundles and as patterns.

[via Laughing Squid]






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