I've finished my embroidery for the Phat Quarter group swap on Flickr. The theme is “Blinded by Science”. This is the first swap I have participated in and it was really fun. My swap partner, lizzibabe emailed me today and said she received it in the mail!
To get ideas for the theme, I first started to search Google Images for science stuff, but was having a hard time deciding on what to stitch. Then I went to the library to look at the science section. I found this book on instruments of science, started paging through it, and landed on an illustration of Geissler tubes. I loved the look of them and thought they would be fun to stitch!
Here is the illustration I took a photo of from the book to use for my pattern.
For more information on Geissler tubes, check out this link!
Here are some work in progress photos I took while stitching the tubes.
To finish the embroidery, I decided to stretch it on a canvas. This is the first time I have ever done that and I really like the finished look.