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Cross stitch patterns for 50 microbes, each one designed to fit in a 3" round embroidery hoop or small frame, or for use in a sampler or gigantic project, PLUS bonus life cycle of malaria sampler pattern

---The Story---

This is NOT a finished cross stitch.

This listing is for all of sets 1-5 of the Common Microbes patterns in my shop, for a total of 50 common microbes, as pictured. They are intermediate to advanced level patterns, but each individual microbe can be finished easily in an afternoon

Each set of microbes includes extensive notes on stitching them, included right after each set in the PDF file of all 5 sets of microbes.

Please NOTE: The PDF pattern files included here are BOTH single page and multi-page versions of the same patterns. The single page versions (10 patterns per page) are convenient for paper-saving and those with excellent eyes, and for use on a computer -- they also provide an "overview." Also included are "singles," the same patterns, but with one pattern on one page, for printing off and taking with you on the go.

Also included is a jpg that shows an overview picture of the contents of common sets 1-5.

All the patterns pictured are included in this listing. Also included is a bonus 8x10 sampler of the life cycle of malaria, in single page and multiple page form (not pictured here because there's no room for another picture).

---The Deets---

*WHAT YOU NEED: To complete these patterns, you will need knowledge of basic cross stitch, back-stitching, half stitches and filler stitches as well as French knots in some cases. The completed stitches are designed to fit in a small 3" frame each, or you may choose your favorites to stitch into a sampler, blanket, table runner, or whatever you choose! :)

*WHAT YOU WILL GET: You will NOT receive a physical product. The patterns can be downloaded as soon as your payment has gone through, here on Etsy. There is one master PDF pattern file that includes all 5 sets of common microbes. Immediately following each set are detailed instructions for the particular patterns included in that set (but not general instructions for cross stitching).

Please let me know if you have any trouble opening or receiving the files!

The patterns include a color legend for DMC embroidery floss.

*HOW YOU WILL GET IT: You will NOT receive a physical product. You will be able to download the files after payment has gone through. If you have any trouble, email or convo me and let me know!

If you would like a kit containing all the materials needed to complete one or more of these microbes, that's available in the shop. See "The Links" below for the listing!

Any questions? Convo me! I'm happy to answer questions and very happy to get feedback that can help me improve my products. : )

---The Links---

Want a kit for a single microbe? Get it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/162406793/cross-stitch-kit-any-one-microbe-cross

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the file, which you can download for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

To learn basic cross stitch, you may like to take a look at this video from Yarn Tree that teaches "Cross Stitch in 5 minutes": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr_LfGr1v0E

Is 50 not enough? Get all 100 microbe patterns (sets 1-8, STDs, molds & clostridia, and bonus malaria) as an instant download, here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/220493445/cross-stitch-patterns-100-microbes-in-10

Is 50 too many? Here are some of the sets of just 10 at a time...

For the Common Microbes set 1, see here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103422908/cross-stitch-pattern-common-microbes-set

For Common set 2, check this listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111638813/cross-stitch-pattern-common-microbes-set

For the STDs, see here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111396093/cross-stitch-pattern-set-std-microbes-10

For the life cycle of Malaria, including 4 forms of plasmodium falciparum and a mosquito pattern, see here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111428571/cross-stitch-pattern-set-malaria-life

If you'd like to buy the finished version of any of the microbes, check out the Microbes and Germs section of my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11480156

For three at a time, check out this listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101075677/3-microbes-cross-stitch-set-instant

Back to the patterns section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11122251

Back to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins

---The Legal Stuff---

These designs are copyright Alicia Watkins 2012-13. You may stitch them yourself and give the finished products as a gift, but please do not share, distribute, or re-sell the pattern, and do not sell the finished product for profit.

Please do not pin my photos or products without permission. (Let me know first so I can follow you on Pinterest!)

I'd love to see 'em when you're done! :D

Frequently asked questions about aliciawatkins

I love to do custom work during the non-holiday months! I try to work on one custom project at a time so that I can give each project my full customizing attention; as a result, a significant lead time on deadlines for receiving your custom order is very much appreciated.

If possible, try to contact me at least a month in advance of a deadline for receiving a 5x7 custom cross stitch. (That said, if you're in a pinch and you know I'm the stitcher for the job, convo me anyway! If I happen to be in between custom orders, I can often get things out in a much shorter time, and like I said, I love working with customers on personalized stitchery.)
Most of my small finished cross stitches have an option for gift wrapping.

If you don't see a drop-down list as you purchase a small hooped or framed cross stitch (smaller than 4x6), but you would like your item to be wrapped in plain paper (with a small notecard for your message included), request gift wrap as you check out in the "notes to seller"!

If you're having your gift sent directly to the recipient, please double-check the address it's going to before you finish checking out, and let me know what you'd like me to write in the notecard to your recipient! :)
Mini kits are available for wholesale ordering at any time; contact me for details on which kits I have available with shelf-ready labeling, and for pricing details!

I also offer a selection of finished cross stitch available for wholesale or certain consignment situations, for stores that feel my work would be a good fit. Contact me if you're interested in carrying my work in your store, and we'll talk about what I've done in the past and what you're looking for! :)
I believe in using secondhand frames because it's eco-friendly, supports my local thrift shops, and allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I don't pass on the cost of the secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference).

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork, and you may treat the frame as a "suggestion" -- if you don't like it, give the frame away! Your 4x6 or larger cross stitch will come with a mounting board that will allow you to easily pop it out of the "suggested" frame I've sent it in and into any same-sized frame of your choice.
I can't send you a photo of your options for 4x6 or larger frames; I have too many frames and a too quickly rotating stock for that. However, you're welcome to let me know your preferences in color and material (i.e. wood, metal, plastic) and I'll do what I can to accommodate your wishes.

If you receive your stitchwork and you HATE the frame I chose from my cache of secondhand frames, never fear! The stitching for a 4x6 or larger frame will be mounted on a board that you can simply pop out of the secondhand frame you received, and pop INto a frame you choose from a local store, another Etsy seller, or anywhere you find perfect frames.

Because the secondhand frames I send are free, I cannot offer replacements or frame-related refunds.
Google and Youtube are your BFFs in learning to cross stitch, but if you've purchased a kit or pattern from my shop, I can also offer you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction booklet via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along! :)

Cross Stitch Patterns -- 50 Microbes, in 5 sets of 10, each to fit in 3" embroidery hoops or frames, or for a gigantic sampler



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