Anonymous asked: Hi, I bought a skirt from you today at the Onanole market. It's too small, is it possible to exchange it?
Hey! Yep, we’ll be there again tomorrow if the weather’s good, and if not, next weekend. Does that work for you?
these folks are the best. if you wanna get books n zines from anyone, get ‘em here. if you’ve been wanting to get a few new things to read, now would be very timely. ;)
Thanks for the note of support, Simon! We owe you an email. Coming soon!
Awesome as anything, hard-working, farm running, book publishing, zine distributing outfit Pioneers Press need some help. A long running and thorny legal problem is threatening to undermine their activities…
The Flammarion Engraving was originally made in (probably) the 1800s, by an unknown artist. It’s a representation of medieval cosmology, or maybe the quest for knowledge, or, in my opinion, the magic (barely) hidden behind daily life. I thought it would make a nice patch, and here it is, hand-printed, 7 x 8 inches.
Anonymous asked: About those floral pads, how often do you have to wash them? And is that buttons on the "wings"? How do you make it stay where it should be? :)
If yr not a super heavy bleeder, you probably need to change them about as often as a disposable pad. If you’re bleeding heavier, you might bleed through the pad a bit.. Personally i just wear old underwear and er, ha ha, go with the flow, when that happens. You can also get thicker washable pads that are more designed for heavy bleeding.
When i first switched from disposables to washables i discovered that my washable pads tend to smell *less* gross than the disposable ones. I don’t know why.. maybe because you’re bleeding on something that can breathe, instead of on a stagnant, non-air-flow-friendly plastic thing?
When i’m done with a washable pad, I usually throw it in a bucket of water as soon as i reasonably can (a tall yogurt container will do the job nicely), and then wash them in a machine or by hand when i’m ready. The soaking helps them get clean. Also, you then have a nice container of period-water to feed your garden or houseplants, they love that stuff!
In terms of pads staying where they’re supposed to, wearing comfortable, snug cotton underwear helps. I’m a small person, and i like wearing boys’ briefs for this purpose. They hold a pad in place much better than skinny lacy lady-things. The snap does help hold it on. Sometimes if i do a lot of walking the pad will sort of end up a little bit forwards or backwards from where i put it originally, but it doesn’t actually escape or anything like that.
Finally, there are lots of patterns for making yr own pads on the webs, it’s a pretty easy project and you can do it without a sewing machine if you don’t have one. :D
inspired by digital denial i ordered this zine and one other from a small press that was new to me. they included free pins and a patch and a hand written thank you note from the author of the DIY guide to fighting the big motherfuckin big sad:)
hooray! i’m also enjoying my copy :D