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Instant collection of 3 microbe cross stitches, completed in 3" natural wood embroidery hoops

---The Story---

GERMS! They're everywhere. You can't avoid them, not entirely -- so why not incorporate them into your decor?

If you're into science, or just germs, or cleanliness, or if you're a hypochondriac, you might like to see your interests/worst fears immortalized in stitchwork. Luckily, now you can.

This listing is for a set of THREE microbes of your choice from all the microbes available in my shop. Check out the Microbes and Germs section (linked below in The Links part of this listing) to decide which ones you want! :D

You are able to select from 2 lists of microbes when placing your order, here on this listing. Please specify your third choice in the purchase order notes when you place your order -- or if you're looking for a microbe that isn't on the list, convo me for processing time estimate. I'm always happy to stitch new germs, but they can take longer than ones I already have patterns for.

If you'd prefer a "grab bag" of microbes, let me know! Put "surprise me" or "grab bag" or some similar phrase in the purchase order note when you place your order, and I'll happily oblige.

If you choose two options but do not specify a third in the purchase order notes or by convo, I will assume you'd like me to surprise you, and I'll choose a third microbe for you that I think looks nice with the other 2.

---The Deets---

These are part of a series of microbe and germ cross stitches that feature a variety of brightly-colored microscopic viruses/bacteria/etc each stitched on white Aida cloth and framed in 3" natural wood hoop frames. Find more in the Microbes and Germs section of my shop.

The microbes pictured represent most of the variety of microbery currently available. If there's one you'd like to see in stitching that isn't pictured here, let me know!

The back of each germ or microbe will be protected by loose felt that clings to the back; the felt will not be glued to the hoop, in order to allow for easier cleaning and re-stretching should that become necessary.

*CUSTOMIZE: The customization is that you get to choose which 3 microbes you want! Huzzah!

*SHIP: This stitch set will be made to order and sent via USPS first class (with delivery confirmation) or international first class mail within two weeks of your order, usually sooner, unless I convo you otherwise or increased lead time is mentioned in my shop announcement (main shop, below the banner) and/or shop policies.

*GIFT WRAP: Let me know if you are giving the these germs as a gift (lol), and I'll wrap 'em up in plain paper and include a stitched card for your "to" and "from" -- or tell me if you'd like me to send it directly to the recipient and what message you'd like to include, and I'll write it out for you before I pop it in the mail.

---The Links---

Microbes and Germs shop section:

Looking for more than 3? Here's a listing for 4:

And for 5 microbes:

Want to stitch them yourself? Here's the Common Set 1:

Common Set 2:

And STD set:

And here's the life cycle of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria:

Check out the cold and flu set for those common germs:

Ovum and Sperm set:

Beer Yeast:

Want that cool-looking Anopheles mosquito? Here it is:

Back to the shop:

---The Legal Stuff---

Microbes are not my intellectual property, obviously, but the cross stitch designs are copyright Alicia Watkins 2012. Please do not copy or distribute without permission, and please do not pin images without permission. (Convo me!)

If you're interested in the patterns for this or other germs, convo me, and I'll put them at the top of the queue for digitizing!

I am no kind of medical expert, and anything I know about the microbes in this series of stitches or that I appear to know, I learned from the internet. : ) NO PART of my listings or any other ramblings should be construed as ANY KIND of medical advice, because it's not. My only relevant expertise is in cross stitching!

3 Microbes cross stitch set -- instant collection of common germs, microbes for your wall

$57.99 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cross stitch cloth, natural wood hoop, needle, 3 inch wood hoop, DMC embroidery thread, embroidery hoop
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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