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Discussion groups on Ravelry

Ravelry is a website about yarn crafts, and more specifically about knitting and crochet. If you don’t know Ravelry yet, I strongly encourage you to join it. It’s free and you have access to a gold mine of information in different languages about projects done by people all around the world, patterns (free or to purchase) and yarns.

Ravelry is also a place to join discussion groups. By definition, a group is a number of people gathering around something they have in common. The interest shared by the group can take endless forms. On Ravelry you’ll find groups per geographical area or per interests, other than yarn crafts specifically, on a wide variety of themes such as literature, movies, food, gardening… Today I’ll tell you about 2 groups with an interest for Tunisian crochet.

The French speaking group Crochet tunisien

Ravelry is an American site and many groups have English as a default language. For those who would like to exchange in French, see the group Crochet tunisien. It’s a French speaking group with the objective to create a space on Ravelry for those who would like to share their experience about Tunisian crochet in French and find out more about other French speakers passionate about it.

Groupe Crochet tunisien sur Ravelry
Groupe Crochet tunisien sur Ravelry

A group has discussion threads. But also shared projects. Members of a group can decide to share their latest projects with the group and I find that feature particularly interesting to discover new projects I would not come across otherwise. You want to share your Tunisian crochet projects with French speakers? Do it with this group.

It’s also in this group that I have my patterns tested in French. If you want to participate to a test on a Tunisian crochet pattern in French, here is where you’ll find mine. I also have my patterns tested in English. I’ll come back on this topic later on. If you wish to test your own Tunisian crochet patterns in French, feel free to launch your requests in this group. It is open to all. It’s not my group. It’s a French speaking group about Tunisian crochet.

The group Tunisian crochet explorers

A new group has just been created. It is called Tunisian crochet explorers. I like the word “explorers”. It implies discoveries and adventures. Which is just right for Tunisian crochet, a technique that has so much more to offer than what is usually presented in books or websites.

Ravelry group Tunisian crochet explorers
Ravelry group Tunisian crochet explorers

By default, this group has English as the main language, but it is open to other languages. Should you feel more at ease to express yourself in a language known by another member, go ahead. The aim of the group is to present Tunisian crochet in all its diversities across the world, without any cultural boundaries, and to share innovative techniques to go beyond what is known in a given country.

The founders of the group are from different countries and have different designing styles, yet they are united by their common passion for Tunisian crochet and their wish to share ressources and knowledge in a constructive spirit. Yet the group is not limited to the designs of the founders. On the contrary. The aim is to explore together all the fields that Tunisian crochet has to offer. The approach is collective and inclusive.

My patterns on Ravelry

This weekend is a bit hectic for me. I even had to cancel my visit to the Kaléidoscope shop and skip my participation to the Cup of yarn, a knitting club organized in the shop in Brussels, to my regret. A hectic weekend.

But since I took up the challenge to post something every single day of March on my new blog, today I added a link to my patterns on Ravelry in the site menu. A small thing, but something all the same.

My patterns on Ravelry
My patterns on Ravelry

Ravelry

If you don’t know Ravelry, I strongly encourage you to join. It’s free and you’ll find a gold mine of information in different languages on patterns, yarns, projects shared by passionate users all around the world, discussion threads in forums and a personal notebook where you can log your own projects. Because a passion is best when shared. I’ll never repeat that enough.

Ravelry was founded in the US, but the interface is available in different languages. The translation work is done by volunteers. See how motivated users are about Ravelry!

If you know Ravelry, tell me what you think about it. I post my patterns and projects on this site, I exchange messages in discussion threads in different groups. But above all I get to know tremendous people! What do you like about Ravelry?