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BarbaraBB
Pantone: Colors | Pantone
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With two last colors, #OrchidBloom and #Nosegay I finished the #Pantone2022 challenge 💝 These are my choices, don‘t they look beautiful together?

I enjoyed it a lot, thanks so much for hosting Cassandra!

Blackink_WhitePaper Wow looks lovely 😊 1w
Bookwormjillk That‘s so pretty you could frame it! 1w
Librariana This looks gorgeous! 😍🥰 Good job on completing your challenge, too! 1w
Cinfhen Yessssss!!! Gorgeous 🙌🏻😍 1w
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IndoorDame
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Eggs Beautiful 🤩 👏🏻 1mo
ozma.of.oz Oh I love this one! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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jlhammar
The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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I learned so many fun facts from this book. Really enjoyed it. Link to an interesting episode of 99% Invisible with the author in the comments.

#OminousOctober #Orange
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Lindy
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Pickpick

Aztecs! Pirates! Espionage! Science! (animal, vegetable or wormberry?) Colour from coal! Health scares! Global trade! I‘ve been reading a lot of fiction lately for my #ShadowGiller2022 project. I needed a change & it felt so good to sink into this well-researched microhistory of the red dye obtained from the cochineal insect. It‘s entirely fascinating.

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Lindy
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For some years now, Peru has produced a whopping 80% or more of the world‘s cochineal. Recently annual exports reached nearly 2 million pounds, and the industry is still expanding. Earnings from the dyestuff are believed to support as many as 40,000 rural families, who collect the insects in the Peruvian mountains.
(Photo from Maiwa.com, my source for cochineal; they get it from Peru.)

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Lindy
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In 1843 a London Ladies‘ Handbook warned that clouded & neutral tints were the only acceptable shades, even in hair & hat ribbons. Flaming & gaudy colors were to be especially avoided.
Gaudiness was in the eye of the beholder, or so Brontë‘s novel Villette would suggest. When Paul E reproves Lucy S for appearing in a scarlet gown, she indignantly corrects him. “It was not scarlet! It was pink & pale pink too & further subdued by black lace.”

Lindy Photo: cochineal samples from the natural dye workshop that I taught on September 17. 2mo
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PuddleJumper
Pantone: Colors | Pantone
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#Pantone2022 Autumn Blonde

@Clwojick