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Knitting, Spinning, Crochet, all things fibery  - 
 
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Incredible sunset today, my phone camera can't do it justice. The whole neighborhood is rosy gold from horizon to horizon. 
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Today was a beautiful day.
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Remember that "gosh, how can we support a second season of Agent Carter?" conversation?  Here's how.
  #agentcarter  
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Even more tl;dr about textile work: do you know who makes your clothes? Do you think they are in a good job situation or a bad one? Would you pay them more or give them better conditions, if you could?
4.25.15 is Fashion Revolution Day, and asks these questions and more, and is held in memory of the people who died in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh. 
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After digging around for the conditions of textile work, it is entirely aggravating how hard it is to find clothing makers that source responsibly, have safe working conditions, and pay a fair wage.

The ones who claim they do generally aren't externally validated.

Even "Made in the USA" is likely to be using prison labor unless it is union made.

I've started assuming that unless the company explicitly describes working conditions, they are bad. Because that seems to be the norm.
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So, apparently a man wearing ostritch feathers, Witchblade armor, and a very stylish Pringles can is scary enough to have actual adults report the image to Google.

OK.

More where this came from, let me do some pays-the bills stuff first.
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I'm sure you could get away with this as an Exalted character. Especially in Exalted "Even pornier!" 2nd. Edition.
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On the left, a riveting book. On the right, a horrible little monster that has been pestering me all morning and is only settling down. No guarantee that will last.
Who will win in the battle for my attention? 
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+Michelle Hoppe Likewise 😼. 
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Great article, and a good reminder that some folks are dependent on mobile for their internet access.  When you say "you can learn to code online", you might be talking to someone who needs to go into a cafe or restaurant to get their internet access.  
When Maurice started programming, he didn’t have Internet. Or a working laptop.
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This week's Economist cover says something like "By the year 2020, 80% of adults will have a supercomputer in their pocket." Better start building for 'em. Much like they skipped straight past copper wires to wireless phone service, many countries are just leapfrogging the whole desktop computer thing and going straight to cellphone.

Hell, I read an article recently about one of the most isolated but populated places on Earth, a Tibetan plateau - the people there do not have electricity or even a fucking ROAD to their name, and they don't have cell phone connectivity, but they have cellphones with which to play games and take pictures.
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Thanks, Obama!
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Yet another potential social faux pas solved by the timely application of Weird Al. 
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Yay!
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I've said some of these things before, but the author's location-based perspective makes the argument from a different angle.
TL;DR: textiles have gone from valuable to cheap, and the making of them has been so removed from their original significance in the public eye that relatively few people know the true worth of a garment, any garment, be it made in a luxury fiber by hand at home, or in a crowded factory for pennies on the dollar. It's important not to devalue textile arts, both as personal enrichment, and as a way to make a living, in hopes of making it a fair, environmentally responsible, and worthwhile practice. 
An article has been circulating that has fueled a lot of discussion among knitters, entitled “Never Say This To a Knitter. Really, Just Don’t Do It.” What exactly are you never supposed to say to a...
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Thank you! Dressmaking in a factory supported my family when we got here!

Grandma was very proud that when my family got here, she was the first to find steady work. For a while she was the highest earner. She was fast and accurate like wow. And then she'd make clothes for us, at home on days off.
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This helmet makes me want to get a motorcycle.
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Wonder if they do a range, like Kermit, the Swedish chef and the two old guys etc. 
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Events and Happenings  - 
 
Hey, everyone! You guys are going to love some of the things we have in store for you.  We've been recording Tools of the Trade mini-episodes, which are tutorials on the ins and outs of a single craft-- tools, materials, tips, and resources. They'll be available to download off the page, or in your friendly neighborhood podcast application along with our regular episodes.  We are really excited (as you can tell) to geek out about this feature, and you'll get even more from it when you read our podzine-- pictures and links will be included with transcripts of the Tools of the Trade tutorials. 

Happy 2015, let's get some new projects underway!
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