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Molecular Structures

A drug is made up of several elements, usually carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. These elements are stuck together by bonds in various ways and quantities to make up each specific drug. Scientists represent drugs using a ball and stick diagram, the ball or circle is the element, coloured to show the element it represents, and the stick is the bond. The velvet circles in this panel represent red-oxygen, yellow-sulphur grey-carbon white-hydrogen and blue-nitrogen.

The background fabric for the sample shown, was printed using the same block that was used on the paper design, but it as a more definite structure to the image was prefered, some of the background lines were machined and black net was laid on top. The "molecules" made from velvet were machine appliquéd on top and more hand stitch added.

Design by Anne Griffiths

Made by Langford Village WI

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