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E. Coli cross stitch -- microbe in 3" wooden embroidery hoop

---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 one beige and purple E. Coli microbe cross stitch. Escherichia coli is a common bacteria found naturally in the human body that is usually harmless...except that some strains can cause severe food poisoning.* :P

---The Deets---

E. Coli is part of a series of microbe and germ cross stitches that will 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 other three microbes pictured above are rabies (fourth picture) and the flu and mange along with E. Coli (fifth picture).

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: If you would like three or more microbes, look for a special listing in the Microbes section of my shop, or convo me to request a special order. Multiple orders will receive a discount.

*SHIP: This stitch will be made to order and sent via USPS first class (with delivery confirmation) or international first class mail within 7 days of your order, usually sooner, unless I convo you otherwise.

*GIFT WRAP: Let me know if you are giving E. Coli as a gift (lol), and I'll wrap it 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 section of the shop:

Common cold:

The Flu:


Back to the shop:

*The source for this is the following:

---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!

E. Coli microbe -- germ cross stitch, microbial needlework goodness for science geeks

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