Because the bug IS the feature…
Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there.
Every once in a while, I get this neat synchronicity on my journal reading list. This time, one of my LiveJournal textiles buddies, Not Just a Girl wrote a post about dyeing with cochineal, and just a page down from it, I found Bug Girl’s extensive post on Cochineal, covering a lot of the uses in food, makeup, and other applications. For anybody who’s ever been curious about what cochineal looks like on-the-hoof, check it out!
More about cochineal culture, and use in textiles, at insectimages.org