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Lab Rat


I’ve been working in the laaaabbb

All the live long day!

I’ve been working in the laaabbb

And it’s two hours drive one way!


Hello, neglected blog readers!  I made it through week one of the new lab job (barely), and am trying to catch my breath before the next one.


It’s the drive that really slays me.  And the paperwork.  And did I mention the driving?  The actual lab work, however, is lovely.


And so, for all my fellow dorky-goggle-donning blue-glove-destroying white-coated lab geeks, I have an embroidery pattern for you:



It’s a Lab Rat! Get it?




Yeah, I’m a bit brain dead.


Click on the picture, and you’ll get the full-res.  I release these free bits of line art under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You are allowed and indeed encouraged to do whatever you want with the piece(s) (use, reuse, abuse, remix, share, and of course, embroider), just follow these two simple rules:

1) Give me credit (a link back is always appreciated- that way, everyone else knows they can use it too)
2) Don’t make a profit off any use or modification of my work.

To be fair, I won’t sue you or anything if you don’t give me credit- I’ll just feel all hurt, and no one wants that.  Also to be fair, should you really want to use them in a profit-making venture (ie: stitch it on something you then sell in your etsy store, use it as a print for your own fabric line, etc.), talk to me and maybe we can work something out so everybody wins.  Should you want to say thanks, leave a comment and/or tell a friend or six.  Finally, if you do make something, embroidery or not, let me know and I’ll happily blog it!

You can find a reminder/introduction to embroidery, including basic stitches and a by-no-means exhaustive list of methods of transferring patterns to fabric in this post (there’s also a good round-up here and another one here).  Finally: if you’ve got suggestions for embroidery patterns you’d like to see, I would love to hear them (no promises, though).  You can find the rest of my patterns under the Embroidery Patterns category.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 03/05/2011 12:19 PM

    Oh goodness. 2 hours! Is it an option to relocate closer to your work? Because I am being selfish here and would like to see more blog time for you! :P

  2. 03/06/2011 7:48 AM

    Ouch at the drive! I’m glad you’re enjoying the work though, I’m an ex-lab rat and I miss the work!

  3. Fatima permalink
    04/21/2011 12:17 PM

    Awsome !! I might embroider this on all of my stuff!! .. thats my nik-name .. I am an ex-lab rat too, and found your awsome blog while looking for a ” labrat – clipart” !! ..keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing ..please take care with that drive..

    Salam (= peace) from Saudi Arabia >>


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