As well as the library, my other semi-regular volunteer spot is the craft room, located in building 155.
Being a craft room attendant involves opening up the craft room, putting the sign out in the hall, tallying how many people stop by during your shift, telling people where the X craft supply is kept, and tidying as needed.
The craft room has three sewing machines, two embroidery machines, mountains of scrap fabric and yarn, and supplies for painting, drawing, jewelry-making, sewing, knitting, embroidery, leather working, screen printing, and I don’t even know what else.
Since I’ve been here, I’ve made some postcards, some little posters for my dorm, a pair of earrings, and a LOT of patches on the embroidery machine.
Before coming here I didn’t even know embroidery machines were a thing. They are, and they are amazing. I have more ideas for patches than I’ve had time for. I’ll probably do a post later on dedicated entirely to patches.
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I’m amazed at all the educational and recreational opportunities at McMurdo. I suppose that you’d all go nuts, not to mention ossified, otherwise. Keep em coming, Za. I love your posts.