My attempts to embroider a mauveine molecule on the back of the doll's cape were abysmal. Hexagons are challenging to get right. Then, I thought about how important chemistry was in the kitchen, and decided that the sodium bicarbonate/baking soda molecule would be a fitting symbol for my chemistry gnome. After I completed that embroidery, I added little embroidery representations of carbonation fizz. That's why the chemistry gnome has a tassel-- it's more "fizz."
|Chemistry Gnome with sodium bicarbonate skeletal molecule model|
I'm currently reading The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter, by Benjamin Woolley. I also have Ada: a Life and a Legacy, by Dorothy Stein, in my to-be-read piles.
|Computer Science Gnome|
There are still a few science gnomes I'd like to stitch. The Physics Gnome currently has me stumped. I know what I want to do with the Entymology Gnome, but I am saving that one because it will be fun to revisit the embroidery of insects. I'd like the Geology Gnome to make an appearance, too. Maybe it's time to learn some shading techniques?