Mr X Stitch presents Beefranck’s Emporium: Embroidery and Science – November 25th, 2009

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Over at Mr X Stitch we’re blessed with the services of Beefranck, the Queen of Ironic Stitching, who curates the terrific “Emporium of Embroidered Excellence and Splendiferous Stitchery”. Each week, these posts explore themes expressed through embroidery, and they’re ace.

So without further ado, I welcome you to…

Hey everybody! This week I want to take a closer look at some of my favorite stitches from the Embroidery and Science group on flickr. Science may not be the first thing you think of when contemplating needlework, but it is a surprisingly good match.

This psychedelic amoeba was made by Karen Cattoire, one of the top contributors in the group. I’m loving the colors in this piece!

Some pieces, like this one by Penny Nickels, celebrate a made-up science. Penny made this piece celebrating Zetetic Astronomy as part of a nautical swap she was participating in. You can see more from Penny in her photostream or her etsy store.

This wind motif from TheeCoyote is another example of the varied and lovely things you can see in the group.

Shawn Creedan contributes embroideries of animals – and their skulls. Neat!

No post on embroidery and science would be complete without something from Flossbox. Science is a favorite theme for her, and she always manages to make her embroideries adorable as well as informative.

Science can get pretty steamy, as lert illustrates here… Get a lab, you crazy kids!

Blue Kitty Miniatures chose a truly miniature subject when she made this freestyle embroidery of a cross section of a pine needle under a microscope. Beautiful.

These are just some examples of the great stuff you can see in the Embroidery and Science Group. You should really go there and check it out

Beefranck is the Queen of Ironic Stitching and is responsible for a lot of stuff on,
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She can often be found hanging out on the Phat Quarter on Flickr and co-hosts Emergency Pants, a podcast that is not for the faint hearted!

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  1. Shiyiya says:

    The love or toxic radiation design is originally by Kate Beaton, who does the comic Hark, A Vagrant!

  2. Mr X Stitch says:

    Thanks for that info Shiyiya! Gonna go check that out!

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