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Tip: Share Projects in Ravelry Groups

July 12, 2016

I’m happy to introduce the first in a series of guest posts from our local fibre arts community. Today’s TIPS post is from one of our team here at Baaad Anna’s, Barth Siemens, whom many of you already know. Please enjoy!


Hi, this is Barth. Have we met? I have been a store customer since it opened, and recently started working in the store. Learn more about our staff on the About page.

While recently visiting in the store, I was gushing about the beautifully finished projects that customers bring in for show and tell. Remembering a project picture that was posted in our Ravelry group, I pulled it up and continued gushing. As I paused for a breath, my friend looked at me and said, “Will you show me how to do that?” Of course, I am happy to share what I know. Here is how I replied.

Before we get started, I wrote these instructions with some assumptions. Read at the bottom of this post for help.

  • You are logged in to your Ravelry account.
  • You have created at least one project in your Ravelry account.
  • You have attached at least one photo to your project.

You will be working in a test thread that Ravelry provides for this purpose.

  1. To open the thread in a new window, click Picture Test Thread.
  2. At the bottom right of the Ravelry window, click reply to thread.
  3. Expect Ravelry to open a text box for your new post.
    Screenshot 2016-07-11 at 10
  4. In the text box, type in some text:
    “This will be my first time that I post a picture on Ravelry.”
  5. On your keyboard, hit <Return> twice.

You are ready to add a picture.

  1. Above the text box, click Image.
  2. Expect the Use an image from the web dialog to open.
  3. Click Use a project or stash photo.
  4. From the list of photos, select an image.
  5. Click use this photo.
  6. Expect some text code to be added to your post, for example:
    [![Kissing Blurred Lines socks] 
    (/attached/Sah-Knitty/58900944)] 
    (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Sah-Knitty/fish-lips-kiss-heel-4)
  7. At the top right of the post, click preview.
  8. When you are satisfied with your post, click Post reply.

That is one way to post project pictures in groups. If you click on your picture, Ravelry opens to your project page. Now you can practice your new skill by posting FO’s from yarn bought at Baaad Annas.

Please reply with your thoughts and questions in the comments section below. Maybe Paula will allow me to answer with another guest post.

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