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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 straw badge in Textiles.

Demonstrate how to add an invisible patch to the fabric so that it is invisible from the right side.

In this badge, you are demonstrating that you understand the structure of the cloth and how to use that structure to incorporate the patch into the cloth for a truly invisible mend.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - patch an item of clothing, blanket, towel, or another textile item
 - patch fabric matches the cloth in weight, color, and structure
 - patch is incorporated into the cloth in the same structure as the original cloth.  Woven cloth has a woven patch woven into the cloth. Knit cloth has a knit-darn-stitch or Kitchener graft to attach it to the cloth
 - must be a truly invisible mend - not obviously visible from 3 feet away

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - the damaged material
 - the material(s) and tool(s) you used to do the patching
 - mending in progress (at least 2 stages)
 - the same piece after mending

An example of invisible patching woven cloth.

an example of piece weaving

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I'd just like to say that this is very tricky to do on finely woven fabrics. A shorter needle with a larger hole would have helped, as would a needle-threader (it's on my shopping list, but I haven't been near a store that would have such a thing.)

This first picture shows the hole and the piece of material I prepared carefully to reweave below the hole:

I'm not concerned about the black on the prepared material, as it will not show at the end.

Two of the sides of the patch are actually blind-stitched on, because I could attach them to the collar and facing. This picture shows that step completed.

This next picture shows the early stages of carefully weaving the threads into the good fabric around the damaged area. The warp threads are noticeably thicker and harder to weave through.

Here I've completed the warp threads and almost done the weft threads, shown from the finished side:

Here is the completed patch. If you look carefully, I made sure I didn't end each thread at the same spot in an effort to disguise it better. There was no way I could go over and under every thread or I found the threads started breaking.

I feel I learned a lot even though I don't think it worked out perfectly. The clothing would have gone to rags if I hadn't repaired it - now it will get more use before that happens.
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

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