The Zitzmann group use their craft skills to make presents for people in the lab. A few examples are below:
The “liposome” baby mobile and The “sea” baby blanket
For baby Sebastien the lab made a baby mobile with hanging liposomes which were painted and decorated by all members of the lab. The lab also stitched on shapes of sea-related shapes (fishes, starfishes etc) onto a blue baby blank
The liposome mobile
Sebastien with his sea blanket.
The “sky by day and night” baby blanket
For baby Sophie the lab stitched on shapes related to day and night onto a blue University of Oxford baby blanket.
Sophie's baby blanket
The “animals” blanket
For baby Ameya the lab stitched shapes of animals onto a baby blanket.
Ameya asleep with her animals
|The animals blanket in the making|
The “cell” blanket
For baby Ethan the lab stitched shapes cell organelles, viruses and the cell membrane onto a baby blanket.
|Ethan attempting exocytosis||Ethan lying on the organelles in the cell|
The "flags" blanket
For baby Aaron the lab stitched various flags onto a baby blanket.
Laurel cushions for Raymond's birthday (so that he can rest on his laurels!!!). (Zitzmann lab sewers Nicole, Kathryn and Emma, 2014)
Decorated with iminosugars and viruses (Zitzmannlab artist: Emma, 2014)
Lab flasks with coloured water (Zitzmann lab artist: Steve, 2014)
Charlie (left) and Coops (right) made by Jo Miller and Nicole Zitzmann respectively, under expert guidance of longstanding teddybear maker and teacher Kathryn Scott (October 2015)