Chromosomes hanging from the tree

It took me a while to post the pictures, but finally, here they are: the chromosomes.

They come in a set of 4 in different colours: blue, yellow, purple and green. I hand screenprinted them on 100% cotton fabric and then stuff them with doll stuffing.

Drop me an email or visit my etsy shop if you would like to purchase them.

At the bottom of the post you can see some pictures of my very own chromosomes. A friend of mine took the pictures for me a few years ago. I love them!

chromosomes

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My own ones!

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Drosophila melanogaster - male

Drosophila melanogaster

At last! I finished my fly. I love it! I hope you do too. You can try making your own one following the instructions below. You can also drop me an email or visit my shop in etsy if you would like to purchase them.

Drosophila melanogaster - male

Drosophila melanogaster – male

 

Drosophila melanogaster - Head and abdomen

Drosophila melanogaster – Head and abdomen

 

Drosophila melanogaster - wing

Drosophila melanogaster – wing

 

Christmas tree ornament.
Design: Drosophila melanogaster (female and male)
Technique: cotton fabric filled with polyester stuffing.
Height: 10 cm (aprox)
Width: 15 cm (aprox)

Instructions to make your own Drosophila melanogaster for your Christmas tree.

The materials you need:

  1. Brown felt for the legs
  2. Brown cotton fabric for the body
  3. Red cotton fabric for the eyes
  4. White cotton fabric for the wings
  5. Black cotton fabric for the abdomen of the males
  6. Thread matching the fabric colours
  7. Polyester stuffing
  8. Taylor chalk
  9. Brown ribbon
  10. Craft knife or scalpel
  11. Fabric scissors
  12. Thimble (optional)
  13. Pins

Then it is time to work on the design. I started with a draft and modified it after a number of proofs.

Once you are happy with the design it needs to be transferred onto cardboard.

Cut the different pieces out using a craft knife.

Using the cardboard patterns and taylor chalk, mark the fabric and cut the pieces out (2 for the eyes, 2 for the body, and 4 the wings).

First sewing step, the legs: put the two felt pieces together, the one with the marks over the other one and sew them together. Then cut the felt around the sewing line.

The wings: put the two pieces together and sew them together following the line leaving a gap (between the pins) to turn it inside out later (1). Turn the pieces inside out and press (2). Sew all along the border (3). Sew the veins (4).

The body: put the two pieces together with the ribbon in between them placed as indicated (1). I use sellotape to stuck up the ribbon to the fabric. Sew the pieces together following the line leaving a gap (between the pins) to turn it inside out and to stuff it later (2). Turn the pieces inside out and press (3). Embroider five lines at the end of the abdomen using a thick black thread (4).

Stuff it and hand sew opening closed.

Hand sew the eyes, the legs, and the wings. And you got it! I would like to see your own flies. Please email me with your pictures!

Nucleotides

Add a touch of science to your Christmas tree this holiday season with these brightly coloured ornaments. This 4 nucleotides (well, nitrogenous bases) should not be missing in the house of any biologist!

Drop me an email or visit my shop in etsy if you would like to purchase them.

Set of 4 Christmas tree ornaments.
Design: nitrogenous bases (adenine, thymine, guanine, cytosine )
Technique: hand printed on cotton fabric filled with polyester stuffing.
Height: 9 cm (aprox, not including hanging ribbon)
Width: 9 or 13 cm (aprox)
Colours: pink, blue, yellow, green (Bear in mind that the colour on your monitor may vary slightly to the real colour).

My curves !!!

Here you have some probability distributions. They come in a set of 6: normal, gamma, 2 beta, exponential, and a bimodal. Don’t you think they are funny?

Drop me an email or visit my shop in etsy if you would like to purchase them.

Christmas tree ornament

Design: Probability distributions.
Technique: Cotton fabric filled with polyester stuffing.
Height: 9 cm (aprox)
Width: 13 cm (aprox)
Colours: white, light purple, and dark purple.

Christmas Gauss Bells

A very original Christmas bell, looking like a Normal distribution with 5% probability area marked.

Drop me an email or visit my shop in etsy if you would like to purchase them.


They come in red or purple, but just let me know if you want another colour.

Gauss bells
Gauss bells
Gauss bell (little bell)
Christmas tree ornament

Design: Normal distribution.
Technique: Cotton fabric filled with polyester stuffing.
Height: 9 cm (aprox)
Width: 13 cm (aprox)
Colours: plain and patterned red or purple.

Phylogenetic Christmas trees

I started to work with phylogenetic trees a couple of months ago. Although I have a lot of friends working in phylogenetics and coalescence theory I hadn’t paid attention to them before. Have you ever realized that phylogenetic trees really look like Christmas trees? Haven’t you? Then have a look at these ones and think about that again!

If you would like to get some of them visit my etsy shop or email me.

Christmas tree ornament.
Design: Phylogenetic tree.
Technique: cotton fabric filled with polyester stuffing.
Height: 13 cm (aprox)
Width: 9 cm (aprox)
Colours: plain or patterned green.

Evolutionary Snowflakes for your Christmas tree

I made some Christmas tree ornaments using a very important design: the first diagram of an evolutionary tree drawn by Charles Darwin.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them!

Drop me an email or visit my shop in etsy if you would like to purchase them.

They come in three different colours: red, green, and black. But, just let me know, if you want another colour.

Design: Charles Darwin’s first sketch of an evolutionary tree from his notebook (1837).
Technique: Hand embroidered on cotton fabric filled with polyester stuffing.
Diameter: 8-9 cm
Thickness: 3 cm
Colours: Red/green/black for the right side and patterned red/green/black for the wrong side.