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Stitched Science: send your Stitched Science Specimens

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on April 14, 2011

Fancy knitting a neuron? Crocheting a comet? Sewing Stephenson’s Rocket? Cross-stitching a chromosome?

Last year you showed us that stitching was so much more than scarves and socks when you sent in your crafty clones to Stitch Yourself for the Science Museum.

This year you’ve been invited back for a global stitching event. Stitch London have teamed up with the Science Museum once more and we want you to bring a whole spectrum of Stitched Science Specimens with you.

What can I make? What do you want to make? If you’re passionate about something sciencey and think you can stitch it then we want to help you show it off. There are million billion things you could stitch from medical instruments and body bits (syringes? skulls?), to stars and planets (comets? black holes?), to famous inventions (telephones? bicycles?), to new technology (iPhones? cameras?), to diseases and bacteria, to pills and potions, to mathematical equations, to famous scientists (Einstein? Marie Curie?)

Crochet_rocketFor ideas:

DNA_illusion_scarfStill not sure? Be inspired by the science stitchers that have gone before you:
Nerve roots from Cedarstuff
Seriously sciencey stitching from Genetiknits
Knitted Higgs Bosun, Cosmic Radiation Scarf, and DNA Illusion Scarf (pictured left) from Slipped Stitch.
Periodic Table Quilt by Alyse Anderson
The mad-scientist stitching of Voraciousbrain showcased at Mr X Stitch
Crochet Space Shuttle from Ms Premise-Conclusion
Stitch Yourself’s 255 ‘stitched selves’ by you

When is the deadline? Your Stitched Specimen must arrive before or on June 17 2011

What else do I need to include? Your Stitched Specimen should include:

  1. Information about what you have made
  2. Any web links
  3. Your name, where you are from and your email address
  4. A return address and return postage if you want it sent back. It’s up to you to provide packaging and postage for anything you want returned.

 

Where do I send it? Send your Stitched Specimens to Stitch London’s home at The Fleece Station:Stitched_selves

Stitch London at The Fleece Station
Courtyard Studio (First floor)
The Old Police Station
114-116 Amersham Vale
London

SE14 6LG

Return of the Stitched Selves! And if that wasn’t enough for you we’re also going to bring back your Stitched Selves for the whole weekend. Come and meet your mini me once more!

It’s one small Stitched Specimen for science, one giant Science Museum spectacular

1.  Your item and copyright of the pattern you use will remain with you and you’ll get full credit for it. We’re just borrowing it to display.
2.  Stitch London and the Science Museum will not charge an entry or admin fee to be a part of this event. It’s free!
3.  Items will be available to collect after the event. If you’re posting the item from afar and want it returned you’ll have to include postage to return it to you. We’re happy to keep stuff too. It’ll have a good home.
4.  Responsibility for getting your submission to us is all yours. We can’t be held responsible if post gremlins eat it. Sorry. Please make sure you get the item tracked if it’s precious.
5.  By sending in your item you agree to allow Stitch London and the Science Museum to use images of your item for press and marketing linked with the event. It won’t be used for anything other than that without asking your permission. Please make sure we have your contact details.

Other ways you can help

Badges for Bags
Stitched Science Stars

Plarn

We need your plastic bags. Part of our Stitched Solar System will be an enormous Plarn-knit Earth made entirely from plastic bag yarn.
We need blue and green carrier bags to make a plarn planet. Bring them along to Stitch London or post them to the address above (anchor).

For every 12 plastic bags you send us, we’ll send you a shiny Stitch London badge of your choice.
teach_knitting
Help us teach in the hallowed halls of one of London’s most famous museums. Volunteer to teach at one of our one-hour workshops and become a Stitched Science Star.
If you’re already a Stitch Sage you’re first in line for volunteering and will get an email soon.
If you’re not and you want to give your time to pass on stitching skills somewhere amazing then join the Stitch Sage team.
Teaching is easy peasy, makes you feel warm and fuzzy and is tons of fun. Join us!

9 Responses to “Stitched Science: send your Stitched Science Specimens”

  1. Jane said

    Hi! Can I send in my stitched self for this new exhibition, as I made one last time but missed the deadline?

    • Hi Jane. You can indeed. In the case of your Stitched Self we’ll add it to the Stitched Self part of the exhibition. We’ll keep her with the rest though, rather than returning. Would that be ok? She’ll have an adventurous life.🙂

  2. Hi a friend and i are interested in joining in, but want to know is this just for knitted items? we are both sewers not knitters, so would probably be doing some sort of embroidery/ apilque.

  3. I’m making a crocheted Bacteriophage for this!

    Is there a page with more information? I.e. what we need to include when we send off our specimens, how/when we’ll get them back after the expo, and if our names will be included when the specimens are presented? A contact email would also be appreciated. Thanks x

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