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« on: June 22, 2012 02:54:47 PM »

Well, school is finally out so I got a chance to finish these two projects I started in October. Wow, it's been a long time... They're pretty much my first time doing much in the way of embroidery and as always any constructive comments are wonderful.

The first one is my artistic rendering of E. coli transformations because that is my favorite experiment of all time and I needed a chance to do something to impress my teacher. There's a bit of the piece that glows in the dark but I have no idea how to photograph it so just take my word for it.

And a bit of detail:

Then there's the pretty rainbow octopus, no hardcore science story behind it, just some pretty lines. I'm so proud of it though, I did a quick sketch of the outline but other than that it's all freehand. Also it's some what of a sampler because each tentacle showcases a different stitch or variation. But enough about that, here is the product of 10 hours of stitching frenzy.

Nice clean lines <3

And the details!

Octopuses have three hearts, I think that's pretty cool. Sorry that this is more picture than text but I hoped you enjoyed this!
Edit (7/29/12): ^_^ I'm so happy I placed first in my category in the county fair with my octopus!
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012 03:20:31 PM »

I love both of these!! I always enjoy science'y themed embroidery and the octupus is amazing!! I love the simple clean outline combined with the bright and fancy tentacle stitching. Very very cool.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012 04:07:53 PM »

Just Fabulous!  I love all the different stitches and colors you used! 

« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012 05:09:40 PM »

Wow I adore these! the E.coli is beautiful, it really is a piece of art. and the patterns on the octopus are amazing. I'm very inspired, thank you for sharing Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012 08:30:12 PM »

brilliant! I loooove the rainbow octopus.

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012 08:57:54 PM »

That's really cool
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012 01:41:40 AM »

Oooooo I too am a scientist and I just love these!

One of my favourite things I did in the lab was looking at 10,000 year old pollen grains in rock samples under the microscope. I think you may have inspired me to do something using those!

(Also watching live barnacles under the microscope is amazing.....just a lil FYI)

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2012 06:26:10 AM »

Love the octopus! Great job on both!

« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012 07:07:03 AM »

@Everyone: Thanks for such kind words! I'll post more stuff as I make them.

@tattooedcupcake: I used to have prints of pollen spores in my room, they'd make excellent subjects for a project!
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2012 08:14:45 PM »

The Rainbow Octopus is AMAZING!

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