You may know by now that my “day job” is working for Frenchie of Aroha Knits. I help out with many things, but one of my main duties when running challenges is helping people with the social media side of things, and one of the things that new Ravelry users struggle with is how to add a photo to a thread in Ravelry. The easiest way is to add a project to Ravelry, THEN link to your project from the spot you want to share. So today I’m going to walk you through adding a new project to Ravelry. In the next blog post, we’ll go through the steps to actually share the photos from that project to a thread on Ravelry 🙂
First, Sign in to Ravelry!
Under the “my notebook” tab, choose “upload a photo”
The next screen looks like this. You’ll click on the “choose file” button. Choose a photo from your computer and click “open.”
You will then see a screen that looks like this, with your photo on the left. You can either choose an existing project (that you’ve already started), or you can create a new project. Your choice here obviously depends on whether you’ve already started a project, and are just adding another photo to the project, or if you are starting a whole new project!
In this case, we will be starting a new project. You will be prompted to enter a name and what type of craft was used in your project (e.g., Knitting, crochet, etc). Enter your information, then press “continue.”
P.S., I apparently forgot to take a screenshot the first time through, so the photo is different here 😉
Next you can enter as much or as little information as you like. I would like to point out, though, that if the pattern is available on Ravelry, it is a HUGE help to designers when you link your project to their pattern!
Don’t forget to scroll down, and click the “Save changes” button at the bottom of the page, and you’re done! It takes far longer to explain it, than it does to actually add a photo, so I hope you’re feeling ready to go and add some project photos to Ravelry!
Next you’ll want to add those photos to a thread in a Ravelry group! Click here to learn more.