I just wanted to do a quick entry here to let you know about a fun and friendly forum I recently discovered.
It’s called Threadbias (and I think their logo is absolutely adorable).
I wasn’t going to join or sign up with any more forums, but I couldn’t help it. When I saw Threadbias, I started thinking of things I’ve been wanting to do with my website. More on that in a moment…
They’re on Twitter, Facebook, and also have a Google+ page (although the latter doesn’t seem to be updated regularly, the others are).
I found many of the features to be very interesting and handy tools:
– Projects: show off your in-progress, finished, and even those projects you’re stuck on.
– Corkboard: a neat place to pin photos and notes as reminders for things you want to change or add.
– Photo sharing: you can link your Flickr account for easy sharing access on projects, or upload from your computer.
Honestly, there are too many features for me to cover here and since the site is viewable without being logged in, I highly recommend you check them out to see if they fit your needs!
Speaking of which, since things like my “Studio” (what they call your profile) and my projects are viewable by those who aren’t signed up, I have decided to use it as a place to stay organized for my in-progress projects.
Once my sewing projects are finished, I will create my costume page here on my website like I’ve been doing, and add the links to the finished costume page on the newly-finished project at Threadbias. That way, things are easily found, and the bulk of the final details are here where most people would be more interested in reading them, with minor notes and basic information on Threadbias for those members.
I won’t put tons of information on my Threadbias projects — it would get unweildy to have to update in so many places — but being able to show what I’m working on, keep track of how long it’s taking me, share with others, and get encouragement… that works for me!
And here’s one of the best parts of Threadbias, aside from the very friendly and talented group of folks there:
They’re interested in your suggestions and feedback!
When I asked about a widget that could go on the sidebars of our blogs to show our projects, they understood what I wanted and decided to bump that project up on their To Do List. Imagine my surprise when I woke up the next morning, and there it was!
I think I will definitely use the widget in my sidebar to keep track and share my in-progress projects. Hopefully it will inspire me to finish them quicker, as well as allow friends and family to easily find them. I have a few bugs to work out, at least from my viewing-side, but I hope it works smoothly for you to see my in-progress projects.
So, if you’re looking for a friendly online community, and you embroider, sew, or quilt — please check them out!