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Starry, starry night (with jam)…

Sticking with the “handmade” theme of yesterday’s post, the extraordinary work of Catherine McEver, “Embroidered Wonder Bread“:

Catherine volunteers answers to two questions sure to be on readers’ lips:

How do you embroider Wonder Bread? Very, very carefully. How long do they last? I have a couple of slices that are over four years old that look just like new.

See more of her beautified bread here– and browse a wide variety of “art, textiles, and oddities” on her site Stuff You Can’t Have.

(TotH to GMSV)

As we try to find those thimbles, we might recall that it was on this date in 1570 that Gilles Coppens de Diest at Antwerp issued Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum– a collection of 53 maps that is generally agreed to have been the first modern atlas.

The World, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Abraham Ortelius

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