Via GeekPress comes word of edible cotton. From The New Scientist:
Cotton that has been genetically engineered so its seed is no longer toxic could provide protein-rich food for poor countries. The researchers say the technology used could make other toxic plants safe to eat.
It’d be great if those of you with experience and established sales reps could help out with this question from Tish. She writes:
We are a 3 year old line working with a Sales Rep who has been valuable in placing our young designer into the top boutiques and dept stores which as a result have put her in all the magazines with Paris, Jessica etc.
First, a block is not a sloper (read this). A block is not a fitting shell either. Fitting shells are only used in schools, colleges, sewing classes, by custom clothiers or enthusiasts. Nobody else uses them. Yes I know, in school they have you make them but rest assured that once you leave school, you’ll never have to make them again unless you want to.…
The strictest definition of a sloper is any pattern without seam allowance. That means a pattern for anything from a car seat cover to a diaper bag is a sloper if it does not have seam allowance. That said, the meaning of sloper has become corrupted.…