Thursday Tip: Find your New Favorite Group!

Posted by maryheatherb on

Ravelry groups are such a helpful resource and wonderful place to find information, inspiration, and even friendship!

On our main groups tab, we provide several ways to browse groups by category to find ones you might be interested in. Sarah posted a detailed tip going over these browsing methods if you’d like to see more info here! You can also use the category filters on the left in the Advanced Group Search to find groups.

Today, I wanted to quickly point out some of our most active groups in a few different crafty areas – if you want to find a new group to read or participate in, check these out and see if they are a good fit for you!

Fiber-related

Our most active year-round general fiber-related group is The Yurt:

yurt

From their group description: This is a virtual guild for people who love to make things. We are grounded in textiles and fiber, but embrace creativity of all kinds. If you’re making something – including yourself – you’re welcome here.

Crochet

Crocheters keep busy creating shoulder wrappers and chatting about them in the very active Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group!

crochet group

From their group description: CSW focuses on crochet projects designed to wrap the shoulders… We pride ourselves on a warm, helpful community atmosphere and we would love to have you join in the fun. New members are always welcome!

Knitting

Beginning Lace Knitters is a vibrant and active group for knitters to support each other in learning new lace skills.

knitting group

In their description, they want you to know that you are not alone: Have you ever tried to knit lace and torn your hair out? Ever thrown five rows of ugly mess across the room and sworn never to do it again? Keep wanting to try? Me, too. Let’s all learn together – misery loves company, after all!

Spinning

Spinners encourage each other in Sweets off the Wheel, our most active spinning group on Ravelry.

spinning

They describe themselves as a support group dedicated to encouraging wheel spinning and meeting your monthly goals. Show off your progress! This group is also prone to bunch of smartassery and caffeinated shenanigans with a sprinkle of squirrels thrown in.

Weaving

If you like to weave, check out Warped Weavers, our most active weaving group!

weaving group

They make it clear in their description that all who are interested in weaving are welcome: This is a place to share stories, techniques, questions, and ideas related to the woven object. Garments, rugs, household items, jewelry, sculptures, wall hangings—the sky is the limit. If it is created with a warp and a weft, it applies.

Charity Crafting

If you love crafting for charity, there are many charity crafting groups on Ravelry that will welcome you and your generosity! The most active is Hats and More for War-Torn Syria.

charity crafting

As they state in their description: our goal is to collect knitted, crocheted or store-bought sweaters, vests, socks, mittens, hats and blankets to help the Syrian children.

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There are so many groups on Ravelry that will welcome you with open arms. Some are more technical in nature, some are chattier, and some have nothing to do with crafts at all, but they all make up part of the wonderful community here on Ravelry!