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All About Ravelry (Weavers and Spinners edition!)

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This was a talk I gave at the October 28, 2017 meeting of the NSW Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild.

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All About Ravelry (Weavers and Spinners edition!)

  1. 1. ALL ABOUT RAVELRY Where knitters spinners & weavers meet online Scrap Manic Panic by stephaniecanich
  2. 2. AGENDA ➤ What’s Ravelry? Why should I care? ➤ General tour of Ravelry features ➤ Updating your profile ➤ Adding your first project ➤ Uploading photos ➤ Downloading free and paid patterns ➤ Joining groups and using the forums ➤ Tips and tricks from your fellow knitters
  3. 3. WHAT’S RAVELRY ALL ABOUT ANYWAY?
  4. 4. SOME NUMBERS ➤ 7.4 million registered users (as of last night) ➤ Nearly 17 million projects have been recorded - including 90,000 weaving projects! ➤ 463,000 knitting patterns & 250,000 crochet patterns catalogued, around one-third of which are FREE ➤ 318,000 patterns available to be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry directly ➤ 40,000 knitting designers and 22,000 crochet designers represented ➤ 119,000 different yarns catalogued
  5. 5. RAVELRY HISTORY
  6. 6. YOU’VE GOT A RAVELRY ACCOUNT Now what? (If not - http://goo.gl/GEP6vC)
  7. 7. YOUR PROFILE
  8. 8. ADDING A PROJECT
  9. 9. ADDING PHOTOS
  10. 10. “UPLOAD FROM COMPUTER”
  11. 11. “UPLOAD FROM INSTAGRAM”
  12. 12. GOOGLE PHOTOS ➤ http://photos.google.com ➤ Free to join and upload an unlimited number of photos ➤ Desktop and mobile apps for uploading ➤ Easily links to your Ravelry account!
  13. 13. FLICKR ➤ http://www.flickr.com ➤ Free to join and upload up to 1TB of photos (that’s 500,000!) ➤ Desktop and mobile apps for uploading ➤ Easily links to your Ravelry account!
  14. 14. “UPLOAD FROM URL”
  15. 15. HOW TO GET AN IMAGE URL
  16. 16. MOBILE APPLICATIONS m.ravelry.com Ravulous - Android Wooly - iOS Stash2Go - iOS
  17. 17. REORDERING, RE-CENTERING, AND REMOVING ➤ Click and drag photos to reorder them ➤ Click and drag the icon to re-center ➤ Click the icon to add or edit a caption ➤ Click the icon to remove an image
  18. 18. YOUR PROJECTS AND NOTES MAKE RAVELRY BETTER
  19. 19. SHARING YOUR PROJECT
  20. 20. SHARING YOUR PROJECT Your public profile: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/username/
  21. 21. FOR SPINNERS
  22. 22. FIBRE STASH
  23. 23. FIBRE STASH - ADDING STASH
  24. 24. FIBRE STASH - ADDING STASH
  25. 25. FIBRE STASH -> YARN
  26. 26. HANDSPUN
  27. 27. HANDSPUN STASH
  28. 28. SEARCH HANDSPUN
  29. 29. MORE PERSONAL TOOLS
  30. 30. QUEUE
  31. 31. FAVOURITES
  32. 32. FAVOURITES - HOW TO ADD Patterns Yarns Projects Designers Forum post LYS Ad
  33. 33. FAVOURITES - WISH LIST
  34. 34. FAVOURITES - WISH LIST
  35. 35. LIBRARY
  36. 36. LIBRARY - RAVELRY PATTERNS
  37. 37. BUT HOW DO WE FIND PATTERNS?
  38. 38. PATTERN VIEWING HISTORY ➤ Linked from Patterns page - http://www.ravelry.com/ patterns/history ➤ Shows every pattern you looked at and when ➤ Searchable!
  39. 39. PEOPLE… 7+ MILLION OF ‘EM
  40. 40. FRIENDS AND THEIR ACTIVITY
  41. 41. PROFILE PAGE
  42. 42. UGH
  43. 43. FORUMS
  44. 44. USEFUL STUFF IN SETTINGS
  45. 45. HOW TO START A TOPIC
  46. 46. HOW TO REPLY TO A TOPIC
  47. 47. POSTING A PHOTO FROM THE WEB ➤ Click on the icon ➤ Paste in a URL from a blog or some other website ➤ Customise the “Image title” text and leave the rest
  48. 48. POSTING A PHOTO FROM A PROJECT OR STASH ➤ Click on the icon ➤ Select the second option - “Use a project or stash photo” ➤ Choose a photo and confirm ➤ Leave the text!
  49. 49. POSTING A PHOTO BY UPLOAD OR EMAIL - EXTRAS
  50. 50. MAGIC LINKS - HOW TO DO IT
  51. 51. MAGIC LINKS - NOW EVEN MORE MAGICAL!
  52. 52. MAGIC LINKS - THE END RESULT
  53. 53. OTHER TEXT EDITOR FUNCTIONS 1. Make things bold or italics 2. Link to websites 3. Quote text for a reply 4. Add an image 5. Add a webcam image 6. Add a video 7. Create a numbered list 8. Create a bulleted list 9. Create a heading 10.Undo and redo 11.Preview your post 12.Help! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  54. 54. SEARCH
  55. 55. GROUPS
  56. 56. OFFICIAL KNITTERS GUILD NSW GROUP
  57. 57. TIPS & TRICKS AND QUESTIONS
  58. 58. THANK YOU! - Kris Scrap Manic Panic by stephaniecanich

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