In their Feb 22 email Tandy added some veg tanned finished leather squares (22"X17"). They are 3 to 4 oz (1.2mm to 1.4mm). Sounds custom made for the glowforge. And they have purple! (our local school colors).
Tandy describes these as being “aniline finished.” Which means…
Originally, the dyes used for this process were synthesized from aniline through chemical reactions. These dyes used to be called ‘aniline dyes’ or ‘tar dyes’. In modern times, the dyes used are subject to laws and regulations in many countries, and the use of certain azo compounds is prohibited in the European Union as there are reasons to assume health risks.
The coolest thing about aniline dyes is that in the 1930s Bayer was testing new dyes on rabbits and the rabbits (which basically die with any infection) all got sick with some bacteria that rushed through the lab. The control group rapidly died, while the intervention group (getting fed dyes for toxicity trials) almost died and then survived. Someone was smart enough to pick up on this and started investigating it. Shortly after this the CEO’s daughter got pneumonia (back then mostly fatal) and they decided to give her the dye. It almost killed her, but she survived, and they rapidly researched this which became the first Sulfa drug antibiotic.
Would want to laser it, but for UTIs and MRSA infections, I prescribe Bactrum (sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim) almost every day, 80 years later…
Check out Maverick Leather Company (www.maverickleathercompany.com). I bought a whole side of leather (23 sq ft), 4 oz, for about $85. Comes rolled up and it great! They run weekly specials on their Instagram page too!
Mary Pugh was nearly two, when she went out of doors.
She went out standing up she did, but came back on all fours.
The moral of this story, please meditate and pause.
Is never send your baby out with loosely waisted drawers.