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

In this project, you will spin prepared fiber into a singles (yes! It looks plural when a spinner is talking about what a knitter would call a "single-ply' yarn).

Additional Information:
  - How to Spin Yarn on a Drop Spindle
  - Mother Earth New's: Learn How to Spin Yarn by Hand
  - Instructables: Spinning Yarn

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - use natural fiber like wool, alpaca fiber, angora (rabbit), cashmere or mohair (goat)
  - spin 250g of fiber into a yarn (singles) - do not ply
  - wind into hank
  - wash and block the yarn
  - finished yarn is at least 400 yards long

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
  -  your unspun fibre (possibly on a scale to show starting weight)
  -  the process of spinning and the device (drop spindle, spinning wheel, or e-spinner)
  -  how you measured your yarn
  -  the finished yarn
1 hour ago
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.
1 hour ago
pep
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in textiles.

In this project, you will spin prepared fiber into a singles (yes! It looks plural when a spinner is talking about what a knitter would call a "single-ply' yarn).

Additional Information:
  - How to Spin Yarn on a Drop Spindle
  - Mother Earth New's: Learn How to Spin Yarn by Hand
  - Instructables: Spinning Yarn

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - use natural fiber like wool, alpaca fiber, angora (rabbit), cashmere or mohair (goat)
  - spin 250g of fiber into a yarn (singles) - do not ply
  - wind into hank
  - wash and block the yarn
  - finished yarn is at least 400 yards long

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
  -  your unspun fibre (possibly on a scale to show starting weight)
  -  the process of spinning and the device (drop spindle, spinning wheel, or e-spinner)
  -  how you measured your yarn
  -  the finished yarn
1 hour ago
I offered to take on the Spinning List of BBs in the Peppers In Action forum and I would like some guidance on the difference between the "Spin Twine" and Twist Rope" bb.  

Are you wanting a difference in process or a difference in diameter?

Butcher Twine has a String Diameter of 2/23" and has 16 strands that are individually spun then plied together: a spin and ply construction like yarn.

Rope can be made using a "rope braid" technique and commercially has a spin, ply, spin structure where single strands are spun, then plied into something like the butcher's twine, then two or three of those are spun together.

If you want to see an example, I did the spin and ply method and the rope braid method when making my twine bb.

The Leonardo Rope Machine or a DIY project are two ways to make what I think you are calling twine rope.
(updated per first two posts below)

Please advise!
2 hours ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:I chatted with R Ranson a bit about this. The crucial part seems to be with the PROCESS, not the size.

Rope can be made of various strands of yarn or thread or twine. The important part is making sure it is twined carefully and with the right tension (like with a rope-maker).

Twine is like 2-ply scratchy, rough, durable yarn. It could probably be more than 2 ply. The main part is that it's rough and durable, and not something you'd want to knit a sweater with. And it's not put under the careful tension and twisting that rope is.



Nicole, Thank you for the information.  I was thinking of making it more complex than your description.  I'll use the information you shared from R. Ranson and tackle making these pages soon.
2 hours ago
Thanks for the update Nicole.  

Since I messed up the links above (and have fixed it for future readers), here are the devices I was referring to

Leonardo Rope Making Machine:


I've made 100s of yards of cordage using a Leonardo rope making machine (and a drill) and it works great!

DIY Rope Making Machine:
2 hours ago
Note: You found me    This is a page I am developing as a way to show an Otis my PEP Badges and Badge Bits.  It is a work in progress!  This is not how I track my BB for certification.  I am experimenting with Ash's BB Tracking on Trello/Workflowy and an Excel Spreadsheet.  

BB and Sand Badges Earned
     

I've Earned at Least One BB in These Aspects
 

No BBs yet in Natural Building

Animal Care
Sand - Complete 5 BB from Joel's List to Earn this Badge
  Make a Bee/Insect Watering Station
  Training Animals for Goodies
  Daily Food/Water/Safety Check for 4-Legged Livestock
  pick one
  pick one more
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Breed a Rabbit resulting in at least 3 Kits (4 points)

Commerce
Sand - Complete 4 BB to Earn this Badge
  develop a possible residual income stream that brings in at least $5 per year
  perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $50
  Sell Goods I Made (Snowmen from Forest Waste)
  Get Paid for an On-Homestead Service (Cottage Industry)

Community
Sand - Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge
  Brand a Physical Location
  Thorn List - Create or Update a Map
  Thorn List -
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Brand a Piece of Equipment (1 point)

Dimensional Lumber Woodworking
Sand - Complete 3 BB to Earn this Badge
  Wood-Burned Sign
  Swanson List -
  Swanson List -

Earthworks
Sand - Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge
  Three Scoops with an Excavator
  Small Dry Stack Retaining Wall
  Trail Maintenance For 200 Feet Of Trail
  Eliminate a Road Pothole/Puddle
  15 Minutes Moving Dirt/Soil With The Loader On The Tractor
  Add a Small, Simple Trail To a Berm
  Improve a Berm
  Sealed Pond Test

Electricity
Sand - Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge
  Install a Permanent Light Fixture 110v ac (1/2 point)
  Install a Light Switch (1/2 point)
  Label the Breakers on an Electrical Panel (1/2 point)
  Replace a Bathroom Fan Switch with a Timer (1/2 point)

Food Prep and Preservation
Sand - Complete 13 BB to Earn this Badge
  Cook Rice  - stovetop
  Cook Rice  - rice cooker, crock pot or instapot
  Cook Rice  - solar oven
  Cook Rice  - haybox cooker and rocket stove
  Make Soup
  pending: Make a Stir Fry
  cast iron skillet - fry an egg so that it slides around
  dry food in a solar food dehydrator
  vinegar brine pickle something
  salt brine ferment/pickle something
  canning: water bath canning or steam canning
  make pizza
  Bake 2 loaves of bread

Foraging
Sand - Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge
  Dry List - Harvest, Dry, and Store 1# Mint (1/2 point)
  Fresh List -  (1/2 point)
  Tea List -  (1/2 point)
  Dish List -  (1/2 point)
  Seed Balls - Make 4 Pounds (1 point)
  Dry List -  (1/2 point)
  Dry List -  (1/2 point)

Gardening
Sand - Completed 3 BB to Earn this Badge - Received Badge 11/02/20
  Chop and Drop (50 square feet)
  Build a Hügelkultur
  Ruth Stout Composting

Greywater and Willow Feeders
Sand - Complete 7 BB to Earn this Badge
  Give Urine to Growies
  Use Water from a Dishpan
  Use a Bucket of Water from a Shower
  Move One Willow Feeder Can To a Willow Candy Warehouse
  Move One Willow Feeder Can To a Willow Tree
  Upgrade a Willow Feeder
  Plant Five Trees

Homesteading
Sand - Complete 8 BB to Earn this Badge
  drive a truck and trailer backwards
  Little List - Repair a Window Screen
  Little List -
  Little List -
  Little List -
  Big List - Clean, Repair, Improve Gutter
  Big List -
  Big List -
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Setup a Security Camera System (from a Kit) (2 points)

Metalworking
Sand - Complete 5 Points to Earn this Badge
  Build a Kindling Cracker (4.5 points)

Natural Building
Sand - Complete 3 BB from the Lloyd List to Earn this Badge
  pick 3: Lloyd List - Create 12 Adobe Bricks 12X6X3
  pick 3: Lloyd List - Make a Natural Paint and Paint a 4X8 Area
  pick 3: Lloyd List - Make White Wash and Use It On a 4X8 Area
  pick 3: Lloyd List - Create a Rock Foundation Under a Skiddable Structure To Level The Structure
  pick 3: Lloyd List - Use Low-Grade Cob To Fill Between Logs In a Wofati - 20 Feet
  pick 3: Lloyd List - Add 25 Square Feet Of Roof (Cedar Shakes Or Similar Style Of Wood Roof) to a Structure
Straw - Complete the other 3 BB from the Lloyd List plus 3 required BB and 2 BB from Donkey's List
  planned: Donkey's List - Build a Solar Finder and Permanently Mark True Solar South

Natural Medicine
Sand - Complete 7 BB (each from a different category including 2 required categories and 7 optional categories) to Earn this Badge
  Required - Create a Natural Medicine Journal
  Required - Harvest, Dry, and Store Lemon Balm
  Bonus - Harvest, Dry, and Store Peppermint
  Water Infusion - Brew a Peppermint Infusion (Tea) from Fresh or Dry Materials
  Salve - Prepare a Salve Starting with Peppermint Leaves
  pick 3: Vinegar Infusion - Elderberry
  pick 3: Oil Infusion - Arnica Blossom
  pick 3: Tincture - Oregon Grape or Oregano Leaf
  pick 3: Poultice - Comfrey Leaf
  pick 3: Syrup - Elderberry or Rosehip
  not a bb: Fire Cider: Custom Recipe

Nest
Sand Complete 14 BB to Earn this Badge - 12 completed
  required: Wash Laundry by Hand
  Wash Dishes Without a Dishwasher
  Clean a Bathroom
  Clean a Kitchen
  Jeeves List - Install a Permanent Clothes Line
  Jeeves List - Sweep Floor
  Jeeves List - Make Rags From Old Clothes
  Jeeves List - Set up a Burnables Collection System
  Jeeves List - Oil Wooden Kitchen Utensils
  Jeeves List - Clean an Area Rug
  Jeeves List - Grease Hinges
  required: Jeeves List -
  Alice List - Deep Clean the Interior of a Freezer
  Alice List - Deep Clean the Exterior of a Stove

Oddball
Sand - Completed 5 Points to Earn this Badge - Received Badge 11/02/20
  Ply-Split Braiding (4.5 points)
  Build a Bookshelf (1 point)
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge (40 points if including Sand points)

Plumbing and Hot Water
Sand - Complete 1 BB from the Big List and 6 BB from the Tiny List to Earn this Badge
  Big List - Replace a Faucet
  Tiny List - Install an Instant Bidet
  Tiny List -
  Tiny List -
  Tiny List -
  Tiny List -
  Tiny List -
Straw - Complete 35 Points to Earn this Badge
  Install a Valve in an Existing Pipe (1 point)

Rocket
Sand - Complete 11 BB to Earn this Badge
  Start and Operate a J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start and Operate a Different J-Tube Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start a Rocket Cooktop and Cook Something
  Use a Rocket J-Tube Stove to Boil a Gallon of Water
  Do the Annual Ash Cleanout of a Rocket Mass Heater
  Spread Some Ash on a Garden Spot (just a dusting)
  Build a Dakota Stove and Cook Some Food
  Start and Operate a Batch Box Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start and Operate a Different Batch Box Rocket Mass Heater for 1 Hour
  Start a Rocket Oven and Bake Something
  Start a Rocket Hot Water Heater and Get the Water Temperature Above 140

Round Wood Woodworking
Sand - Complete 7 BB to Earn this Badge
  Club-Style Mallet (hand tools only)
  Compound Mallet (hand tools only)
  Two (Three) Coat Hooks (hand tools only)
  Carve a Simple First-Timer Spoon (Hand Tools Only)
  Dry Peg In Green Wood Project (Build One): 4 Coat Hooks, Half Log Bench (Six Feet Long) On Four Legs, Stool
  Three Log Bench
  Add One Horizontal Log To Hügelkultur Berm Scaffolding

Textiles
Sand - Completed 7 BB to Earn this Badge (only 6 required) - Received Badge 11/01/20
  Mend a Hole - Quick Darning
  Crochet a Dishcloth
  Sew a Patch
  Make a Small Pillow
  Weave a Basket
  Knit a Hotpad
  Make Twine (Cordage from Yucca plant)

Straw  - Complete 7 BB and 31 Points to Earn this Badge
Seven Required BBs - Completed
  Start a Button Jar (harvest buttons from old shirts)
  Sew On a Button
  Create a Textile Toolbox
  Harvest Fabric Scraps for Future Sewing Projects
  Make a Small Loom Capable of Weaving a Belt
  Mend a Small Hole or Tear Invisibly
  pending: Add a Patch - Invisible Repair (Bonus)
  Sewing Machine Maintenance
Plus 31 Points including minimums in six of the 11 categories:
  Felt (no minimum): Needle Felt a Figure (2 points)
  Repair: Remove Lint and Pills from Clothing (0.5 point)
  Not Certified: Repair: Add an Invisible Patch to Repair Clothing (0 point)
  Sew: Sew a Skirt
  Spin: Prepare at least 250 grams of wool (3 points)
  Spin: Spin a Plied Yarn (250 grams and 200 yards minimum) (3 points)
  Stickwork: Knit Socks
  Stickwork: Crochet a Scarf
  Upholstery:
  Wax or Oil Cloth (no minimum): Make Three Wax Clothes
  Weave: Weave a Camera Strap (2.5 Points)
  Weave:
  Dye (no minimum):
  Leatherwork & Fur (no minimum):
  Shoes (no minimum):

Tool Care
Sand - Complete 6 BB and 2 Points in Bicycle Maintnance to Earn this Badge
  Clean the Shop
  Sharpen a Knife  
  Sharpen a Hatchet
  Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain
  Sharpen, Clean and Oil a Shovel
  Make a Handle for a Tool from the Wedge Handle List
  Bicycle Maintenance
Straw
  Sharpen Three Knives

Woodland Care
Sand - Complete 10 BB to Earn this Badge
  Drop 6” to 8” Live Tree with a Hand Saw
  Drop 6" to 8" Live Tree with a Chainsaw
  Drop 6" to 8" Dead Standing Tree with a Chainsaw
  Limb 4 Trees
  Drop 6” To 8” Dead Standing Tree with a Hand Saw
  Peel 2 Live Trees and Put Up Off The Ground To Dry
  Split and Stack Dead Standing Wood as Firewood
  Prep 10 Junkpoles
  Repair 24 Feet Or Build 12 Feet Of Junkpole Fence
  Cleave 6 Shakes with a Froe
Straw
  Put up One Cord of Firewood
Wood
  Put up Three Cords of Firewood



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2 hours ago
pep
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.  
7 hours ago
pep
I offered to take on the Spinning List of BBs in the Peppers In Action forum and I would like some guidance on the difference between the "Spin Twine" and Twist Rope" bb.  

Are you wanting a difference in process or a difference in diameter?

Butcher Twine has a String Diameter of 2/23" and has 16 strands that are individually spun then plied together: a spin and ply construction like yarn.

Rope can be made using a "rope braid" technique and commercially has a spin, ply, spin structure where single strands are spun, then plied into something like the butcher's twine, then two or three of those are spun together.

If you want to see an example, I did the spin and ply method and the rope braid method when making my twine bb.

The Leonardo Rope Machine or a DIY project are two ways to make what I think you are calling twine rope.
(updated per first two posts below)

Please advise!
7 hours ago

r ranson wrote:I think we're going to have to work on the criteria for this badge.
It needs to be really invisible, like darning a knit fabric by retracing the missing knit stitches or weaving in the edges of the patch cloth into the original fabric.  (only this one was about woven fabric as we have another one about knit fabric)

Something to show as if it has never been mended and to show the understanding of how to rebuild the missing fabric.

The big problem is that people don't do this kind of mending anymore.  It's referenced quite a bit pre-1948, but I haven't seen it mentioned often in more modern books.  



Ok - should this page get deleted or locked or un-wiki-ified for now?
I'm going to post this repair to one of the required repairs instead.
1 day ago