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...
Nicole Alderman wrote:I think I found what you're talking about: https://permies.com/wiki/148155/pep-textiles/Sewing-machine-maintenance-PEP-BB. 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!
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?
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.
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!
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.
Amy Cooper wrote:... Here is how made my quilted blanket with leftover fabric: https://amycooper19.livejournal.com/1107.html. You can get an idea as to how I made it.