“Stitched Science” – where science and crafts meet to produce wonderful things

The Science Museum in London is an amazing place. There are so many things to discover, interactive exhibitions to explore and of course tons of knowledge to soak up. Or, you can just wander around and simply enjoy the collection of obvious, unusual and sometimes bizarre things – such as a lunch box for lunch and poo.

Yes, you read that right: A lunch box with a divider to carry your lunch to school and bring your poo back. Why on earth would you want to do that, you might ask now. This fictional object explores the possibility of burning poo to produce electricity for your house or use it as fertiliser for plants. Rather than leaving this valuable resource at school, you might wanna take it back home instead. This is where the lunch box comes in. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it? Better not confuse the two compartments though!

The main reason for my trip to the Science Museum on that weekend was not to learn about poo, but to visit the “Stitched Science” event from 25-26th June, which had been organised together with “Stitch London” . Museum visitors were able to have a go at different craft techniques and contribute to collaborative science craft projects. For time-pressured visitors like me there was also an exhibition with already finished, fantastic crafted specimen.

I loved Marie Curie with a Barium bottle and daffodils and the microbe wrestling arena, and really everything that was on display there! To see the whole range of awesomeness, do have a look at the “Stitched Science” picture website. I hope that there will be more events like this in the future, and hopefully I will have more time to have a go at some knitting or pom-pom making then!


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