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For me, maintaining textile tools is a big part of the skillset.  I've seen so many people misuse tools then complain that the tools are crap.  I'm hoping some of the future badge options show basic understanding on how the tools work and how to maintain them.
 
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Jay Angler wrote:but there's one feature that's been non-functional for months and I'm pretty much at the point of trying to tackle the problem myself



Just as a side note, most sewing machine problems have multiple videos on Youtube about how to fix, especially for vintage machines. And there's a whole group on Ravelry dedicated to vintage sewing machines, with lots of folks rescuing and fixing them.

Everyone has their own line as to what they are willing to fix themselves and what goes to an expert to be fixed, depending on all kinds of personal things. No one size fits all, as always.
 
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Hi. Nicole says I have to post it all here. So I can get my Sand Badge in Textiles.
Here are the links:
https://permies.com/wiki/20/105490/pep-textiles/PEP-BB-textile-sand-darn#1017444 (darning 1 )
https://permies.com/wiki/30/105490/pep-textiles/PEP-BB-textile-sand-darn#1067615 (darning 2)
https://permies.com/wiki/10/105492/pep-textiles/Sew-patch-PEP-BB-textile#1008986 (sew a patch)
https://permies.com/wiki/105498/PEP-BB-textile-sand-twine#1052503 (twine)
https://permies.com/wiki/20/101122/pep-textiles/PEP-BB-textile-sand-hotpad#1024299 (knitted hot pad)
https://permies.com/wiki/10/105756/pep-textiles/PEP-BB-textile-sand-basket#1073024 (woven basket)
https://permies.com/wiki/10/102584/pep-textiles/PEP-BB-textile-sand-pillow#1136294 (pillow)

It was fun doing all this.
On to the next Badge!
Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I hereby certify that you are the proud owner of your first badge, the Textile Badge! Bravo!!!

 
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Hi. I already did some of the needed things (including making photos) for the Straw Badge. Where can I post my photos?
 
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Inge, which ones did you do?

A while back, I made rough drafts of these ones:


- PEP BB textile.straw.pillowcase- quilt a pillowcase
- PEP BB textile.straw.stocking- quilt a Christmas stocking
- PEP BB textile.straw.JayneCobb- Knit a Jayne Cobb hat
- PEP BB textile.straw.babyblanket- knit or crochet a baby blanket
- PEP BB textile.straw.bag- knit or crochet a bag
- PEP BB textile.straw.hat- knit or crochet a hat
- PEP BB textile.straw.scarf- knit or crochet a scarf
- PEP BB textile.straw.toolbox- create a textile toolbox
- PEP BB textile.straw.buttonjar - make a button jar
- PEP BB textile.straw.sewbutton- sewing on a button
- PEP BB textile.straw.quiltblanket- quilt a baby blanket
- PEP BB textile.straw.smallbag- quilt a small bag
- PEP BB textile.straw.pouch- felt a bag or pouch
- PEP BB textile.straw.ball- felt 3 dryer balls
- PEP BB textile.straw.feltscarf- wet felt a scarf
- PEP BB textile.straw.needlefelt- needle felt a figure
- PEP BB textile.straw.grocery- sew 4 grocery bags
- PEP BB textile.straw.pajama- sew pajama pants

So, if you did one of those, I can probably get that page up pretty soon.

But, if you did something else on the list, it'll need a BB page made for it. Do you know how to make one? Basically just follow the formatting and requirements, and then Paul or Raven (or maybe me) will double-check the BB page and maybe edit it if it needs a little more. (I've had plenty of mine edited by Paul, so don't worry if it happens to you!), and just post your pictures as a reply to the BB page you made.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Inge, which ones did you do?

A while back, I made rough drafts of these ones:

...

So, if you did one of those, I can probably get that page up pretty soon.

But, if you did something else on the list, it'll need a BB page made for it. Do you know how to make one? Basically just follow the formatting and requirements, and then Paul or Raven (or maybe me) will double-check the BB page and maybe edit it if it needs a little more. (I've had plenty of mine edited by Paul, so don't worry if it happens to you!), and just post your pictures as a reply to the BB page you made.


Hi Nicole,
Most of what I did is not on your list here. I didn't know I was allowed to start the thread myself. I can try to do that.

What I did are these:
- start a button jar (harvest buttons from old shirts) (required)

harvest fabric scraps for future sewing projects (required)
- a clearly labelled box/bag showing “fabric scraps”
- save all fasteners like buttons (to go into the button jar), zippers, etc.
- at least 6 pieces of old clothing get processes

And this one I am busy doing:
- build a textile toolbox or hussif (sewing kit) (https://youtu.be/vui_-n9Glck) (required)

I see some things on your list I did too, but without making photos ...
 
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Hi Nicole, Mike and others. I am going to make some more of those Straw Badge threads. Will you please have a look at them (when they'll be on the forum) and do what's needed to fit them to the formatting for the other BBs?
Thank you. Inge
 
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Possible badge for Straw:

use Ply-Split techniques to make open weave baskets and bags

https://permies.com/wiki/90/97787/pep-oddball/PEP-Badge-Oddball#1162390
 
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Hi Nicole, r. or who else is responsible for the Badges here:
is it OK if I make a thread on making a knitted or crochet blanket? I mean: one BB thread for all sizes of blankets, from baby to king-size?
When I have a draft for it I'll show it in the 'PEPpers in action' thread first. Or here in this thread, or both.
 
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Here is my draft (concept) for the BB on knit or crochet a blanket.

TITLE Knit or crochet a blanket - PEP BB textile.straw.blanket


This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the  PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Textiles.

In this Badge Bit you will knit or crochet a blanket. This can be a blanket in any size, varying from baby blanket to king size blanket. Depending on the size of the finished blanket you will get a certain amount of points.

[insert image here]

Here are some related threads, articles and videos:

https://youtu.be/ntbCpSNLTOs
Baby blanket knitting for beginners

https://youtu.be/f0w2FoVSOqs
Simple crochet blanket

https://youtu.be/npIsh-o9AM0
Crochet Granny Squares

https://youtu.be/uk4pDyYTsHA
Ways to join Granny Squares for a blanket

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
– you knit or crochet a blanket from start to finish , using all natural materials.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures of video ( < 2 mins):
– materials and tools you used to make the blanket
work in progress making the blanket
the finished blanket, showing the size


 
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Mike suggested I put the amount of points for different sizes blankets in it too. So I'll try to do that.

But first I wait for Nicole and/or r to reply.
 
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It looks like I've already made a baby blanket one https://permies.com/wiki/127901/pep-textiles/Knit-crochet-baby-blanket-PEP

But, I made it up before we'd switched to having a point system, so I honestly don't know what Raven is thinking for these.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:It looks like I've already made a baby blanket one https://permies.com/wiki/127901/pep-textiles/Knit-crochet-baby-blanket-PEP

But, I made it up before we'd switched to having a point system, so I honestly don't know what Raven is thinking for these.


Yes, Nicole, I saw (after I made this) you had the baby blanket on your list. Maybe we can compare the two (yours and mine) and combine into one. Let's wait for Raven's opinion
 
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That's a good question.
I think we need to find someone who understands the overall structure of the BBs better than me.  What happens in other badges in this situation?  Does each one have their own page?  Something in my mind says it does but I'll ask the PEP team and see what they say.  
 
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r ranson wrote:That's a good question.
I think we need to find someone who understands the overall structure of the BBs better than me.  What happens in other badges in this situation?  Does each one have their own page?  Something in my mind says it does but I'll ask the PEP team and see what they say.  


Hi Raven. You could be right. In the PEP Nest there are 'lists', but every bit in that list has its own thread.
 
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I'm no expert either, but some of the popular "bits" have a *lot* of responses, so having different bits mixed together could get confusing for both people reading through who are "thinking" about tackling the bit, and also the staff trying to score them.
 
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Yeah, I think having three separate threads might be nice for people when they look for examples. When I go to complete a badge bit that I don't know how to do, I often look at what else has been certified for it. The previous examples gives me both inspiration, as well as a guide to know what's okay.

For example, if I were going to make a twin-size blanket, I might get confused if I see a bunch of baby blankets, and think I could make a smaller blanket and it'd count.

Having them in three different threads might also make it easier for the evaluator. Instead of having to decide what the blanket gets between 4 to 15 points, they only have to decide if the twin-sized blanket is super fancy (10 points) or pretty basic (8 points).
 
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I understand now why it's better to have three different threads.
Nicole, you have the draft for the baby blanket, so that one's for you. I'll make the other two: the twin size and the king size blanket BB. Some new videos are needed then, I will start searching for them tomorrow.
 
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