Lili Krakowski on tue 24 aug 04
I think that part of "our" problem is that we think of "creativity" and =
"art" as related. (Will search for that article, Snail!) They simply =
are not. Creativity is a mental function, a part of thinking or =
whatever. Animals do it. We all have heard stories of dogs who limp on =
purpose to get to lie on the couch; apes who use sticks to poke at bee =
nests to extract honey. It is by being creative than mankind "evolved". =
It just is part of the way the brain works.
In our fixation with "art" we tend to credit children with achievement =
they simply cannot have. ALL children are creative. And some are more =
creative in some directions than in others. C'est tout. =20
BUTTONS: If I had or wanted to make buttons I either would press mold =
them, or make them with slip. I also would try to find out what they =
were going to be attached to. One really should figure out the button =
hole size needed, or whether loops will be used to button the garment. =
ALSO: the reason buttons with shafts are hated by all (!!!!!) (Yes, =
dear your Yacht Club Blazer is lovely with those gold buttons, but =
keeping them sewed on is ()(**&&(()) is that they cut the thread they =
are sewn on with.
So when you start making those buttons see if the holes are big enough =
so that you can sew them on well and solid. Be sure the edges of the =
holes are smooth, not sharp--or the thread will be shorn, the button =
lost, and the customer perty peeved. Get true button thread, or heavy =
silk (depending on final use) TEST how the buttons work before =
investing a lot of time etc.
ACIDITY! Is 4% enough? I have asked this before, but my question is =
becoming more urgent. One used to be able to get special vinegars only =
in specialty shops, some pretty ladida. Today at the local supermarket =
in the next town (population 2500) I saw Balsamic Vinegar at 6%. In =
Utica I have bought Japanese vinegar 7% and French red wine vinegar at =
5% and 7%.
4% acidity for the vinegar test for leaching etc has been used as long =
as I can remember. Is it acid enough for today's use?
How acid is lemon or lime?
John Hesselberth on wed 25 aug 04
The FDA test for lead and cadmium uses 4% glacial acetic acid (24 hour
leach at room temperature). I have always used plain old white vinegar
for the qualitative vinegar test. The generic brand I buy is 5% acid
but, since the test is only qualitative, I doubt you would notice a
difference with 4%.
On Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at 08:13 PM, Lili Krakowski wrote:
> ACIDITY! Is 4% enough? I have asked this before, but my question is
> becoming more urgent. One used to be able to get special vinegars
> only in specialty shops, some pretty ladida. Today at the local
> supermarket in the next town (population 2500) I saw Balsamic Vinegar
> at 6%. In Utica I have bought Japanese vinegar 7% and French red wine
> vinegar at 5% and 7%.