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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

Darning is a method of mending where you use thread to weave new “fabric” over the hole. Its usually used for smaller holes and is great for knits like a tshirt or a knitted sweater or socks.

You will need: a garment/blanket/whatever with a hole, a needle, yarn or embroidery floss, scissors. Optional: an embroidery hoop to keep your fabric stable.

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tutorial: how to patch over a stain 

Hey there! So here is how to patch over a stain. You can patch over a hole this way too.

You will need: your stained garment, scrap fabric for your patch, scissors, a needle, thread, and pins. If you dont have sewing pins you can use safety pins. I dont recommend trying this without pins though.

Optional: a thimble, needle grip, and a friend to keep you company. sunbeam.city/media/HJ-AZWP8lxn sunbeam.city/media/WNpIgp9jTyM

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tutorial: how to mend a split seam 

How to mend a split seam, featuring my sweatpants. This will work on pretty much any fabric!

You will need: your garment, a needle, thread (can match your garment or not), a pair of scissors. sunbeam.city/media/KvrSdHtOPeF

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autism:
-self dxing
-getting a prof dx (esp in california, usa)

art:
-drawings
-illustration
-digital painting
-graphic design

crafts and sewing:
-mending clothes and other fabric items (incl shoes)
-sewing and altering garments (hand and machine)
-basic quilting
-hand embroidery
-crochet

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We got “No access. No peace.” stickers to give away.

If you like some you can send me a private message.

[Box with 3000 stickers saying “No access. No peace.” With a wheelchair logo where the wheel is an anarchy A.]

food joke 

when its cherry season, you eat cherries until you hate them. and then you wait anxiously for cherry season to come back around. thats just the way it is

anxiety 

im so bad at using social media cuz my solution to doubts like "what if im annoying" or "what if people harass or publicly humiliate me" or "what if people use my data against me irl somehow" is to just never post anything personal

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I look at the world through an aro perspective. That often means asking myself how the world is built around amatonormativity, who that hurts and leaves behind, and what exists beyond it.

While this isn’t a universal aro experience, I think an aro perspective can bring to the front questions like “what if someone never has a romantic partner, what does their life look like then?”. And, oh boy, once you start you can’t stop seeing how so so much of our world is built around the assumption that everyone will have one.

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the capitalist concept of "no one really gives stuff away for free/does shit out of the good of their hearts" is so funny to me. like yeah they do. they do all the fucking time. people love to help. you can't walk down a steeet without seeing examples of ppl doing things out of either passion for their craft or compassion for others

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Just a reminder that the theme for this month’s #YarnTales is twofold:

- finishing works in progress
- mending things to make them usable

Relevant crafts: any technique using yarn, thread, or string.

Rules: post about your work when you like, photos are awesome, boost #YarnTales toots you like, reply when you like, be respectful and kind. Thassit.

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

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Thanks.. Plus...

If you are darning socks, and don't have a sock-darning thingie, put a lightbulb inside the sock.

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Ginger update: There are six new baby shoots! I cannot wait to harvest this! Ginger is one of the easiest things to grow ever. Seriously, if you ever want to make an accessible garden that's not labor intensive ginger, chives, rosemary, and dill are at the top of the list.

does anyone have recommendations for a password manager?

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Interesting article about how we have not been taught important skills such as sewing etc. and how it is affecting our academic and professional lives. I guess solarpunk are going to have a lot of technical advantages in the future.

tutorial: how to darn a hole 

You’re done! If your knots are secure, this mend will hold up in the wash.

If you have any questions, let me know!

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

Continue back and forth, weaving through the long stitches. When you have woven over the hole completely, pass your needle down to the wrong side of the fabric.

Without unthreading your needle, tie a knot in your floss as close to the fabric as possible. Then pass your needle under several stitches to secure the loose end. Trim your thread where it sticks out.

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

Now we’re going to darn! Weave your needle perpendicular through the long stitches you made: over, under, over, under, etc.

When you reach the other side, push your needle down through to the other side, and back up right next to it to create a row parallel. Then continue back the other way, doing the opposite as before, creating a basketweave effect.

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

Running stitch a few more rows on the other side of your hole so the hole is surrounded by supporting stitches.

At the end of your last row, end with your needle through to the wrong side of the fabric.

Weave your needle under the stitches you made to get to the closest “corner” of the area of long stitches you made. Push your needle through to the right side. (See picture)

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

When you get to the hole, you’re going to start another row like the ones we just did, but over the hole itself, make one long stitch, and then a couple more running stitches on the other side. The long stitches are going to be the base for your darning. Make sure these rows are about one width of your floss apart so we can make a tight weave.

Repeat until you reach the other side of the hole.

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

Start from the wrong side and bring your needle up. You should be looking at the right side, with your knot underneath.

First we’re going to make some little stitches up and down to provide support to the darning, like so. This up and down stitch with space in between is called a running stitch.

Running stitch several parallel rows, stopping at the top or botton of a row when you get close to the hole itself.

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tutorial: how to darn a hole 

You’re going to start a half inch or so from your hole. If there is worn fabric surrounding your hole, start a half inch from there where the fabric is still sturdy. You want a solid anchor for your darning the entire way around the hole. Trim away any fuzz or loose threads before you begin.

(Also sorry, the light started to change so the following pictures start to change color.)

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