Inge Leonora-den Ouden

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Mike Haasl wrote:

Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:You are right. I didn't earn the Straw Badge. I will never be able to get the Straw Badge ... because there is no manual for my sewing machine (a Husqvarna from the 1960s I bought second-hand)

Do you have a friend or relative with a sewing machine and a manual?  Maybe that would be a quick way to knock it out...

Do you mean I can have the BB for showing how I do the maintenance of someone else's sewing machine? Never thought of that ...
1 hour ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:I think I found what you're talking about: I hadn't realized having a sewing machine was a requirement for the textile badge, or that you had to have a manual. I see you made the BB for the sewing machine maintenance, and I'm not seeing anyone adding in the requirement for the manual. I'll see what more I can find out!

Nicole, I made the thread for this BB myself. But the fact that this was required for the Straw BB, including the manual, was already there before. In a new post in the thread on the sewing machine maintenance Raven explained why the manual is important.
1 hour ago

Daniel Richardson wrote:... How would you function if the power grid abruptly shut down. Say a week passed without power, then two and three...
How much electricity do you really NEED?
What do you need it for?

This looks like an interesting topic. Where I live we never (!) have power shutdown without warning. And less than once in a decade with warning and only for some hours, because there's work to do on the cable underground, or something like that. But ... times can change! This year makes it very clear how things do change!
So I am going to read this thread.
But first answer the questions it started with:
- How much electricity do I really need? - I use about half of what other people in the same living situation use (there's proof for that), and I can use even less ... But if there would be NO electricity here, that would be hard. Depending on the season, in summer there's no real problem, but in winter ... it would be cold (no heating), dark (only candle light) and no internet (so no Permies!).
- What do I need it for? - As I said: heating, light, computer.
1 hour ago

r ranson wrote:Finding the manual is a big part of sewing machine maintenance.  I would say it's the most important part!

Every model is unique.  knowing what THIS specific machine needs is a big part of what this badge is about.

So, if you cannot find the manual specific to your machine, you need to find one close enough and explain why you feel that it is close enough and how it differs and how not having the correct manual influences your actions.  This is going to be pretty hard to certify and might end up not passing.

Another option is to find a machine with a manual?  A friend's machine?  Something for $2 at a yard sale or thrift shop?  Some libraries lend sewing machines.

You are totally right R.
I really wanted to find the manual of my machine, but didn't succeed (throughout the internet). I did find some manuals of other Husqvarna machines from the 1960s. Maybe they are close enough for use ... but probably not close enough for the BB

My old Husqvarna is serving me very well for many years (about 15 yrs now). At the moment there is no need for finding a 'machine with a manual', except for getting this BB (and no, this isn't a good enough reason for me)
1 hour ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:Inge hasn't earned the Straw badge, either, and she's not staff. And she was able to certify a Straw Level badge, so I'm thinking you should be able to too. This is all rather exciting!

You are right. I didn't earn the Straw Badge. I will never be able to get the Straw Badge ... because there is no manual for my sewing machine (a Husqvarna from the 1960s I bought second-hand)
12 hours ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:I'm not quite sure what it looks like for non-moderators, but it should be pretty obvious. Tomorrow I'll try to do the button jar, and make a big note on my  post to leave it for you to certify, so you can spot the interface.

It looks very, very obvious indeed! I didn't know what it was when I saw it, it was like a message with buttons (small circles) to click on, which appeared at my screen before I saw the rest of the thread.
12 hours ago

Amy Cooper wrote:... Here is how made my quilted blanket with leftover fabric: You can get an idea as to how I made it.  

Hi Amy, thank you. At the moment I am busy collecting woven wool fabrics (I asked my friends for old-fashioned pants a.a.) to make a quilt (kind of lap quilt). Your easy quilt looks like the right pattern for me (I am not experienced in quilts and patchwork, only did a few pillow covers).
13 hours ago

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.
1 day ago
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.
1 day ago
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.
1 day ago