Thursday, January 05, 2006


This post is for Beche La Mer. Take a look at her amazing moonrock over at Two Cents, here's the link:

It reminded me of an interpretation of yeast under a microscope I did some time ago. The inspiration came from an illustration in an old copy of New Scientist Magazine.

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Here's a closeup, so you can see the stitching.

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And here is another, much simpler, version in handmade paper, wool roving and stuff. (Sorry about the background, can't think what possessed me!)

And back to the 'space' theme, here's some little straight stitch samples I did. The inspiration, once again, illustrations from New Scientist Magazine.

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beche-la-mer said...

Kay, I love this. There are so many images of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial objects that would make great subjects for embroidery. I wonder if any more science-based embroidery will emerge from the woodwork? We could get a whole lot of links together...

kay susan said...

Beche, great idea.... or maybe a challenge!!???

isay said...

wow! can't help looking at them over and over and over again.

Happy new year kay susan!

Allison said...

I think science-based embroidery is the coolest thing ever! I hope much more of it emerges.
Your straight stich sampler is incredible, and the yeast very cool (and for some reason it strikes me as humorous).
You've got talent to burn!

Courtney said...

wow! this is so amazing, you have amazing talent. makes me want to take up sewing, etc.....