Cross Stitch Pattern -- Common Microbes, set 9

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Cross stitch pattern PDF of 10 common microbes, set 9, available in two files: all together in a single page file for "overview" or use on a computer screen where you can zoom in, and in a one-page-one-pattern file for printing off individual microbes when you're on the go.

Instant digital download! Check your email after ordering for the link to download, or go to "Your Purchases & Reviews" in your Etsy account to download.

---The Story---

This is NOT a finished cross stitch. For finished versions, see "the links" section of this listing, below.

This listing is for a PDF pattern for 10 different common microbes/cells. They are intermediate to advanced level patterns, but each can be finished easily in an afternoon.

They include: Black fungus (Irish potato blight), MERS, Hendra virus, Nipah virus, West Nile virus, Trypanosoma brucei, Hantavirus, Apergillus Oryzae, Tularemia, and the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

The other patterns pictured can also be found in my shop (but are not included in this listing).


---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 will each fit in a 3" round embroidery hoop when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth.

*WHAT YOU WILL GET: You will NOT receive a physical product. The patterns (including a 2-page version and an all-microbes-one-page version of the pdf files, for both a detailed view and an "overview") and image file can be downloaded as soon as your payment has gone through, here on Etsy. Please let me know if you have any trouble opening or receiving the files!

The pattern includes 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 to your computer as soon as payment clears. Etsy will email you a link to the files, and you can also download them anytime from the "Purchases and Reviews" section of your personal Etsy account.

If you would like a kit containing the materials needed to complete any one (or more) of these stitches, check out the Cross Stitch Kits section of my shop for microbe kit listings.

Because of the nature of this product, no refunds can be issued after the pattern has been downloaded, but let me know if you have any trouble opening or viewing the files!

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---

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

If you would like the first 50 common microbes (does not include set 6-9) all in one giant download, you can find it in this listing: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/182471178/cross-stitch-patterns-50-microbes-in-5

If you'd like the first 100 common microbes (again not including this set), they're here: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/220493445/cross-stitch-patterns-100-microbes-in-10

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

If you would like a kit of any kind, check the Cross Stitch Kits section of the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=13442971

If you'd like to buy the finished version of these stitches, 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.etsystudio.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 2014-15. 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.

Please do not pin my photos, images or products without permission.

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


FAQs

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! :) Etsy has a "this is a gift!" option that helps you tell me not to include a receipt -- I don't anyway! -- but I do not gift-wrap large items or kits.

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 secondhand 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! :)

Nope! What I sell are patterns and kits for original counted cross stitch designs, which means you'll be using a printed pattern (or your computer screen if you prefer -- being able to zoom in on a detail can be very helpful!), almost the way you would use a map to navigate in a city. The details of what is included in each of my kits can be found in the listing for that kit. Click "read more" under the pics for details. If you've never tried counted cross stitch before, many of my patterns are beginner-friendly, and I'm happy to say that many first-time stitchers have reported fun and success with my kits. I'm also happy to send you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction book via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along!

Why yes! Yes I am. Here's what that means for the shop: *I will be unavailable for replying to convos during that week. Feel free to write to me anyway and I'll do my best to get back to you when I return! *I will email patterns that should be emailed after I return. Instantly downloadable patterns will still be instantly downloadable! *I will mail out kits within 3 days of my return unless that's impossible for some reason (i.e. my apartment burns down and also all the local craft stores burn down). *Please add one week to the regular shipping estimate shown in the SHIPPING section of each listing for any item that usually ships within 1-2 weeks. *I will do my best to be on time with items that have a 3-4 week shipping time.

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! :) Etsy has a "this is a gift!" option that helps you tell me not to include a receipt -- I don't anyway! -- but I do not gift-wrap large items or kits.

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 secondhand 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! :)

Nope! What I sell are patterns and kits for original counted cross stitch designs, which means you'll be using a printed pattern (or your computer screen if you prefer -- being able to zoom in on a detail can be very helpful!), almost the way you would use a map to navigate in a city. The details of what is included in each of my kits can be found in the listing for that kit. Click "read more" under the pics for details. If you've never tried counted cross stitch before, many of my patterns are beginner-friendly, and I'm happy to say that many first-time stitchers have reported fun and success with my kits. I'm also happy to send you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction book via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along!

Why yes! Yes I am. Here's what that means for the shop: *I will be unavailable for replying to convos during that week. Feel free to write to me anyway and I'll do my best to get back to you when I return! *I will email patterns that should be emailed after I return. Instantly downloadable patterns will still be instantly downloadable! *I will mail out kits within 3 days of my return unless that's impossible for some reason (i.e. my apartment burns down and also all the local craft stores burn down). *Please add one week to the regular shipping estimate shown in the SHIPPING section of each listing for any item that usually ships within 1-2 weeks. *I will do my best to be on time with items that have a 3-4 week shipping time.



Reviews
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Feb 24, 2017 by Jersey
I'm so excited to make these for a coworker! The patterns are easy to follow and downloaded quickly. I would definitely purchase from alicia again in the future! #nerdswhosew
Dec 1, 2016 by Brittanie Brockett
i have been eyeing these microbes patterns for a while now. So happy to finally get some. the PDFs are well made and easy to read. love these patterns! thank you!
Sep 13, 2015 by makkaroniart

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Unless specified otherwise in the listing, the frames I use, especially with 4x6 and 5x7 cross stitches, are secondhand and will vary from item to item. I believe in this policy because it's eco-friendly, supports the local thrift shops in my area, and it allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

I do not frame finished work that is 8x10 or larger except in special circumstances when I have been convo'ed in advance of an order.

I cannot send you a photo of your options for any secondhand framing sizes in my shop; 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.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I do not pass on the cost of the 4x6 or larger secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference). This is why international orders do not receive a discount for frameless stitchery -- because the frames are free. (International shipping reflects the real cost of sending a mounted, unframed cross stitch. Smaller stitches ship as shown in most cases, but please see individual listings for details.)

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork (plus other relevant materials), 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.

If you're pretty sure you'll dislike the frame I'd send, please request that your stitch be sent either mounted on board ready for you to frame, or on just the cross stitch cloth, and I'll save the frame for future customers. :)

Again, because needlework is best shown without being smushed up against glass, and because of the fragility of glass in transit, glass will not be included in 3x5 or larger framed cross stitches and often left out of mini frames as well. Please request that your stitch be sent either mounted or plain on cloth if this is unacceptable.

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