Waiter? There’s an insect in my Frappuccino
The alternative to using cochineal is mostly Red 40, which is made from coal tar. No, seriously.
It’s made from coal tar. Or it used to be; looks like it’s mostly made from petroleum these days. So, you can see why Starbucks might be looking for an alternative to an artificial dye.
Cochineal: it’s a bug AND a feature!
Going back to the past to survive
Cluny sold off its modern Raschel machines – the huge, computer-driven automatons which now make mass-produced lace a relatively cheap product across the world.
And decided to rely on its old, 19th-Century Leavers machines, which make lace of an intricacy that is hard to copy.
On Saturday we were part of
colgaffneyis contingent at the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games. mia_mcdavid had just woven a 15 yard length of tartan, a custom commission for our friend AC. Here is Mia, wrapped up in her work.
Picture behind cut
How to glue
this to that . Via Make:
This was a great event for
colgaffneyis. Continue reading
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