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Yes, the points should be listed on the main badge listing but not in the BB write up.  That way if we change the points on the main badge some day, we don't have to also change the BB text.

Side note, for the badge hyperlink, the points shouldn't be part of the hyperlink.  They should just be the normal black text.
 
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Are you considering oddball points for Textiles?  
They are allowed (in a separate/dedicated thread) to count towards the Straw Badge points requirement for electricity and plumbing.  

I'm asking because I made about 3 yards of fabric out of ties and I'm curious if that is worth an extra textile point (gained with oddball rules) in my current project of 'make a skirt' or a standard oddball point as I expect you cant count the same point towards two badges.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Yes, the points should be listed on the main badge listing but not in the BB write up.  That way if we change the points on the main badge someday, we don't have to also change the BB text.


Thank you Mike and Nicole for letting me know the guideline and the reason!  I'll fix the Camera Strap bb this week (since I put it on the bb page).

Mike wrote:Side note, for the badge hyperlink, the points shouldn't be part of the hyperlink.  They should just be the normal black text.


I'll check and edit any in textiles as needed this week.
 
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just posted a page for the BB Remove Lint/Pills from Clothing.
Will add to Textiles home page tomorrow.
Proofreading request for Nicole or R.
 
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just posted a page for the Repair List - Add an invisible patch.
Will add to the Textiles home page tomorrow.

Proofreading request for Nicole or R.

Mike Haasl, will you double-check the naming convention?
I did look at the Create A BB page but I keep seeing different layouts so I wanted to check with you.
 
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Looks good content-wise, as far as I can tell!

I think the title might be better as "Add an Invisible Patch - textile.straw.repair.patch PEP BB," rather than "Repair Clothing - Add an Invisible Patch - textile.straw.repair.patch PEP BB." But, I am NOT up to date on naming conventions!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I think the title might be better as "Add an Invisible Patch - textile.straw.repair.patch PEP BB," rather than "Repair Clothing - Add an Invisible Patch - textile.straw.repair.patch PEP BB." But, I am NOT up to date on naming conventions!


Thanks Nicole,
I'll change it, I like your suggestion better too.  I was trying to match the language on the textile Badge page (which I'll update and link).
 
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Opalyn Rose wrote:Are you considering oddball points for Textiles?  
They are allowed (in a separate/dedicated thread) to count towards the Straw Badge points requirement for electricity and plumbing.  

I'm asking because I made about 3 yards of fabric out of ties and I'm curious if that is worth an extra textile point (gained with oddball rules) in my current project of 'make a skirt' or a standard oddball point as I expect you cant count the same point towards two badges.



We are probably staying away from oddballs in textiles for now.  Oddballs take a lot of time and conversation to certify.  
But we might do once we finishing polishing up the BBs for the straw level
 
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Hi guys,
I'm a bit late to the party but do you still want help writing the BBs/anything random? No worries if it's all covered but I'm happy to help if needed.
Cheers :)
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Thanks for the offer Jules!  I hate to say that we have it all under control but at the moment, I think we possibly, might, maybe have it mostly under control.  At any moment, things could change and we'll be in dire need of help but hopefully things won't change.  

In the meantime, pursuing BBs and getting certified is probably the biggest help that anyone can do in their spare time.
 
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Roger that! Thanks Mike - I was listening to some older podcasts where you guys were shouting out for help and so thought I'd throw my hat in but appreciate the podcast I was listening to was from several months back.

Feel free to message me if things change. In the meantime, I will take your advice and chase down those BBs. Cheers :)
 
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Here's my first attempt at creating a BB, ready for inspection and improvement by folks experienced enough to know what they're doing. ;)

https://permies.com/t/151821/pep-textiles/Hem-Drapes-Curtains-textile-straw#1188152
 
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It looks good to me, Leigh! Mike might spot something to change about the formatting (I'm not as good at the formatting), but the content looks great to me! I added it to the textile badge page!
 
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https://permies.com/wiki/151830/pep-textiles/create-knit-fabric-knit-stitch
 
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https://permies.com/wiki/151839/pep-textiles/Turn-trousers-shorts-PEP-BB
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Looks perfect to me!

 
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Leigh Tate wrote:https://permies.com/wiki/151830/pep-textiles/create-knit-fabric-knit-stitch



Looking good!  We generally put the minimum requirements and documentation list at the bottom of the post so that it's always in the same place BB to BB.  If you have any "minimum requirements", feel free to add them.  For instance:
 - Must be a seamless repair
 - Hole must be at least 1 square foot
 - Yarn must come from a sheep in Cornwall

Here's a woodworking one that gives some good examples of the minimum requirements and the documentation.  It's been massaged a few times to close loopholes.

Thanks, you're doing great!
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Looking good!  We generally put the minimum requirements and documentation list at the bottom of the post so that it's always in the same place BB to BB.  If you have any "minimum requirements", feel free to add them.



Thanks, Mike! That's the kind of feedback I need. Much appreciated.
 
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One more question. Who links the new BB pages to the designated PEP page? (In this case, textiles). Is there someone ordinarily designated to do that? Nicole did my first one, but I know I'm still in the learning phase.
 
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Now that you've done a couple, and you just happen to be on staff, you can link your BBs to the badge page as you finish them.

If they are a BB with points on them or a point range, have the blue link just be the title of the BB, not the title and the points.  If that makes sense.....  

For instance, do this:
replace or repair the crotch in a pair of pants (1 point)

not this:
replace or repair the crotch in a pair of pants  (1 point)


 
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Yes, that makes sense. The example was perfect.

If I have questions, I won't hesitate to ask. I'm really glad I can help with this!
 
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I've been working on "repair a hole in a pocket" for the textiles straw badge and need some feedback on the minimum requirements.

The page is here - https://permies.com/wiki/151865/pep-textiles/Repair-hole-pocket-textiles-straw#1188614

This is what I put for minimum requirements

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- repair at least one pocket
- repair it without iron-ons or fabric glues


I excluded the iron-ons and fabric glue because
1. of toxic gick
2. by the straw level they should be demonstrating skills more advanced than quick fixes.

Is this good or should it be changed? Did I forget anything?
 
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That looks great to me!

One of those youtube videos got me thinking...  Is there a BB for making holes in pockets and all up and down blue jeans?  Seems like lots of kids like that style these days
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:That looks great to me!

One of those youtube videos got me thinking...  Is there a BB for making holes in pockets and all up and down blue jeans?  Seems like lots of kids like that style these days


Thanks Mike! I never realized there are so many ways to repair holes in pockets! Made for interesting research.

About deliberately making holes. Do we have a designation for design and creating design elements in textile projects? Maybe that's something for the wood or iron levels(?)
 
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Beats me...  I was kind of kidding
 
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Leigh Tate wrote:Here's my first attempt at creating a BB, ready for inspection and improvement by folks experienced enough to know what they're doing. ;)
https://permies.com/t/151821/pep-textiles/Hem-Drapes-Curtains-textile-straw#1188152



Leigh, I'm excited to see you making Textile BB.  Thanks for your work!

I wanted to share an update (from a conversation with Mike Haasl) on the naming convention.    I think he updated the How to Make a BB info page but wanted to resurface it here too.

This post is correct.

Format: name of bb - aspect.level.list.bb PEP BB
example: Add an Invisible Patch - textile.straw.repair.patch PEP BB
I generally see bb page names with Title Case (Capitalization) or all lower case in the page name then all lower case after the dash.
Aspect: textile (roundwood, dimensional, foraging, ect)
Level: straw (or sand, wood, iron)
List: repair (weave, sew, or whatever the list name is - if there is one)
BB: patchname (if two words are needed to describe it, no punctuation)
 
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Hey Everyone,
I can take on the Spinning List of BB.  
I would like some guidance on the difference between the "Spin Twine" and Twist Rope" on this thread.  
 
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Posted for review:
https://permies.com/t/151939/pep-textiles/Spin-Yarn-textile-straw-spin
Spin a Singles (Yarn)

I'll add it to the Textile Badge Page soon.
 
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Should we add in linen as an example of natural fibre? I know you can make single-ply linen yarn...maybe other plant fibres can be made as singles, too?
 
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I'm working on the Textiles Straw Badge repairs list. Currently, this one -> "replacing the elastic or drawstring/repair or replace a damaged waistband on pants/skirt."

It's been easy to find information on replacing waistband elastic and drawstrings, but my searches for repairing or replacing damaged waistbands come up blank. All hits refer back to repairing the elastic, changing the button, fixing the buttonhole, or resizing the waistband. But I don't think that's what the BB means. I hate to not include something, but I'm at a loss as to where to find instructions or tutorials on repairing or replacing a damaged waistband. Suggestions?

UPDATE: I think I found something. In a light bulb moment late last night, it occurred to me to try the word "frayed" in my search terms. That helped. I know we probably don't need an article or video for every point of a BB, but I've appreciated them as I've worked on badge bits with new-to-me skills.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Should we add in linen as an example of natural fibre? I know you can make single-ply linen yarn...maybe other plant fibres can be made as singles, too?


Thanks and updated!

changed language to "including" and added "plant or animal" fibers....
 
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Edit Suggestion/Request (I checked and don't have permission)

Prepare Wool for Spinning needs an edit.
One of those pesky little details that are soo easy to miss
Completing this BB is part of getting the sand straw badge in textiles.

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I got it fixed. Thanks!

 
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Posted for Review:
Prepare Cotton Fiber for Spinning
 
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WHO or HOW do new BB pages get taged as BB pages?
 
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The badge bit pages can be manually tagged as BB pages by moderators. Gir Bot (aka the forum programming) went through and found a bunch and automatically tagged them, but I think that was kind of a one-time thing.

If you find a thread that needs to be marked as a BB thread, just click the "Report" button on it, and ask if it can be tagged as a BB page. Thanks!
 
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I tagged the Spin Singles and Prepare Cotton Fibre threads as BB threads. We probably missed some others, though! I've been trying to mark them as BB threads when I review them, but I evidently forgot the last few times!
 
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There's something wrong on the Pep-Textiles page. The link from there to the BB page for knitting socks doesn't give me access to that page. I can go to the BB for knitting socks, but not through that link.
 
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Something else. I was very surprised to see I could approve a BB, when I visited the BB sew on a button. I liked it to be able to approve Nicole's BB. This was the only time I saw I could do that.
 
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I think I got it fixed! We'd accidentally made two different knit socks BBs, and the one that got deleted was the one linked there. It should be good now. Thanks for spotting and reporting it!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I think I got it fixed! We'd accidentally made two different knit socks BBs, and the one that got deleted was the one linked there. It should be good now. Thanks for spotting and reporting it!


You're very fast Nicole! It's good now.
 
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