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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.

For this BB, you will mend a hole in a mittens or glove.

Related Articles:
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- Mend a hole in a glove or mitten.

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (less than two minutes):
 - The hole in the glove or mitten before mending.
 - Tools and materials you will use for the mend.
 - Mending in progress.
 - The newly mended hole in your mitten or glove.
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For winter chores, I wear two pairs of gloves; a lined cotton work glove on the outside, and a thinner fleece-type glove under that. As you can see, the brown work gloves have become very worn, especially the right-hand glove.

2 pairs make up my winter chore gloves.

Close-up of the worst of the holes.

Rather than replace them, I decided to mend them. I used two different techniques, patching the hole in the red work glove lining and darning the rest of the holes.

Mending tools and materials assembled.

I used part of an old sock for the patch and embroidery thread for the darning.

I patched the hole in the red lining first. Here it is inside and out.

Darning in progress. I used a paint stirrer as a darning board.

Mends done! My gloves keep my hands warm again.
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