11/24 -- I updated this a bit by adding black and white beads around the inner edge of the border to emphasize the barcode pattern. It very much perked up the piece, I think!
The most natural thing I could think of incorporating a bar code was a zebra, hence, Z Barcode!
I used two widths of black ribbon for the bar code, with a Micron pen to put in the smaller code stripes on the mane, head and legs. The background is simply a dyed piece from my stash, and bordered with bias tape. I sewed the basic zebra shape onto black to give it enough outline to stand out against the background, and used what I call the "scribble" stitch on my machine around the edge of the black.
I welcome your comments.