food, preserving, balcony gardening 

it was harvesting basil and making pesto day. And already I'm putting out autumn/winter salad seeds where the basil plants were (I'm keeping three basil plants though)

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Every now and then some random bit of "Bisexual Discourse™" washes up on the edge of my bubble and and I feel like some random peasant kilometers from a battlefield, hearing canon fire beyond the horizon and wondering who's fighting and what for.

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nächste Woche geht es nach #Wien zum #KlimaCamp + SummerSchool
Ich mache zusammen mit weiterem Aktivisten 4-tägigen Workshop z Thema zivilen #Ungehorsam
blog.eichhoernchen.fr/post/kli

Freue mich auf Reise mit #ÖBB #Nachtzug mit #Rollstuhl gerechtem Wagen. So reise ich "#Rheuma-gerecht"

some goldenrod drying for fiber and fabric yellow dyeing

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Mit dem Projekt "Tear this down" von der Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD) gemeinsam mit dem peng! Kollektiv wird eine deutschlandweite Karte zu Straßennamen, Denkmälern und anderen Orten mit kolonialem Bezug erstellt.
Helft, die Diskussion um Kolonialrassismus im Stadtraum weiter zu befeuern und tragt Straßen und Denkmäler ein!
Teilt den Link tearthisdown.com auch gerne!

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Hey #knitting and #fiber people,

just in case you missed the #accessibility nightmare that is the new #ravelry and how awful, ableist and irresponsible the ravelry team deals with the disabled and chronically ill community right now: just read this thread ravelry.com/discuss/for-the-lo

⛔ If you are at risk of getting seizures, overloads or migraines please be careful as many are experiencing really bad reactions to the site and there is no warning on there.

Everyone else please read and speak up.

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Wien: Am Samstag gibt es ein Pride-Picknick um 15:00 im Bruno-Kreisky-Park. Weitersagen!

Alle Infos: zeit.diebin.at/events/4528

I have 192 grams of natural fog grey Corriedaile I want to (at least start to) spin in .
I want to spin everyday, and I'll make more plans until tomorrow :spindle:

Vienna, fascist attacs/grey wolves 

Yesterday's demo was attacked again and again by small groups of grey wolves. This was answered with police repression against the antifascist demo, and with cop tactics making protesters an easy target for the fascists who attacked violently after the demo ended, and protestors were injured. Only one example of many in the last days and always of Vienna cops protecting fascists.

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Vienna, fascist attacs/grey wolves 

it's of course not a problem of 'turkish fascism' manifesting here, but a result of racist politics that systematically excludes minorities, and of authoritarian rightwing Austrian politics that have no problem with embracing/protecting fascist ideologies and groups like the Grey Wolves (Bozkurts)

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Vienna, fascist attacs/grey wolves 

massive attacs and violence of turkish fascists / grey wolves against kurdish feminist activists and associations and leftist Turks in Vienna/Favoriten, now three days in a row. Also under attac: the autonomous centre EKH. more info in german: emrawi.org/?Statement-zu-den-f

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Last year some #spinning Tootlings formed a loose Team #TeamHairyElephants
you might join in if you're interested.
I'll include the #TourDeFleece in my toots so you can filter from other #tdf20 content.

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so today the #tdf starts. the Tour De Fleece #tdf20

it's an virtual #spinning along organised around #ravelry, usually alongside the Tour de France (they're spinning, we're spinning; them on bikes, us on spinning wheels)

this year it's different, because the Tour de France is postponed, but the #fiberart sticks to the original dates, because: why not, why wait.

start: 27.06.2020
finish: 19.07.2020

ravelry.com/groups/tour-de-fle

Black Lives Matter Vienna, cops 

Unbelievable 50.000 people at Black Lives Matter protest in Vienna yesterday. Cops dared to let run 'Black Lives Matter' over the display of cop cars - just meters away from the Markus Omofuma remembrance statue - he was killed by cops on his deportation flight

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I wish I could unsee this video of people doing the Cupid Shuffle with cops at a protest. I keep telling you, these liberals will get you dead.

To paraphrase Luxembourg, "If the pigs are fucking dancing in it, I don't wanna be part of your revolution."

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We are weeding to start preparing the soil for gardening.

For now, the plan is to cut/pull all the tall weeds, leave them on the ground to dry as a temporary mulch for some days (we don't have lots of compost or hay to start mulching right now, so we work with what we have, the very tall grass and weeds that fill the entire plot), after that we start deciding where to plant everything.

We are going to do no dig/no till gardening. That means this year most of the garden will still be in the building soil stages. We will plant a few things mostly as an experiment, but we are mainly concerned with securing soil quality for next year.

Once all the pulled grass is dry, we'll put it aside, cover the ground with cardboard or newspaper to avoid more weeds growing, and cover that with all the compost we made (not enough for all the plot) and the dry grass. Then we can transplant seedlings through all of it.

On the borders we'd like to try some experimental stuff like chaos gardening, which we are seeing very interesting things about.

We'll keep telling you all how this goes, hopefully we get to harvest anything at all this autumn...

#vilaeloise #gardening #permaculture

Cast on the Column Sweater by Hiromi Nagasawa yesterday. Fiber from my last trip to Berlin 2 yrs ago. At the moment I enjoy most when there's cool construction in patterns. Here: plenty of short row stuff

sewing, well-fitting face mask (-) 

this one is the first one that really fits, but I still really hate face mask sewing

I chose a colourful print because I thought children might like it - they sometimes looked afraid in the first mask days

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sewing, well-fitting face mask 

I was trying for a really well-fitting mask, and these points are key:

- I went with the CraftPassion Pattern (the version with nose wire) .
- I am topstitching all seams for more structure.
- I sew outer and inner mask together with a few tiny stitches around mouth area, so the lining does get less in my way while breathing in (here's still room for improvement)
- I made a bias binding tie, and it really fits well and sits comfortably on the head

The Rebel Beat Podcast has the most wonderful Mayday episode: Mayday Love Letter and Collective Playlist rebelbeatradio.com/2020/05/05/

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