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Knitted Microbes

Glasgow City of Science worked with all primary schools in Glasgow on a hand hygiene project 2014 that involved an introduction to microbes. We thought that a good way to introduce this is through small fluffy microbes.


Knitted Microbes

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Aren't these perfect! 9 knitted swine flu #microbes all the way from Caithness - wonderful :-) www.glasgowcityof...

TB, cholera, common cold and salmonella #microbes - we're amazed at the generosity of response to our call for knitted bugs to support hand hygiene lesson in #Glasgow - thank you! www.glasgowcityof...

Out-of-the-box #microbes arrive in #Glasgow :-) www.glasgowcityof...

Penicillium #microbe received for the Glasgow primary schools hand hygiene lesson on 19th March 2014. Thanks! www.glasgowcityof...

Knitters Caithness 2 Cardiff; Florida 2 Fife; Lanark 2 London have helped us reach an astonishing 1076 #microbes :-o Thank-you so much! www.glasgowcityof...

#microbes mountain with Glasgow Science Centre's Homunculus & Prof Tracey Howe from Glasgow City of Science/Glasgow Caledonian University - massive thanks to all the knitters across the world! www.glasgowcityof...

A gaggle of miscellaneous #microbes - some friendly, some perhaps not so :-) www.glasgowcityof...

Loads of knitted cholera #microbes - identifiable with a cylindrical body and single flagellum at its base www.glasgowcityof...

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (or TB) #microbes - these normally go for the lungs, but can also affect other organs www.glasgowcityof...

A mound of penicillium #microbes knitted to support Glasgow's hand hygiene project www.glasgowcityof...

More #microbes fresh through the post this morning for the Glasgow primary schools hand hygiene lesson - thanks! www.glasgowcityof... #KnitMeAFriend

An assortment of #microbes from Cardiff. Thank you so much for knitting these for the hand hygiene lesson. Appreciate your hard work and time :-) #KnitMeAFriend www.glasgowcityof...

  • Sue Ward
    Sue Ward

    Pleased to see they arrived safely, I enjoyed knitting them.

Swine flu knitted #microbes from Edderton, near Tain. Thanks for sending for our hand hygiene project in Glasgow! #KnitMeAFriend www.glasgowcityof...

By the end of February, we've got 707 #microbes and still counting! Thanks to everyone who's been busy with their needles! #KnitMeAFriend www.glasgowcityof...

Huge box of knitted #microbes arrived from team of knitters at University of Strathclyde Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to help with our world handwashing record attempt. Amazing effort - thank you all so much! www.glasgowcityof... #KnitMeAFriend