I was wondering if it was possible to add an Embroidery section (for hand-embroidery and cross-stitch).
I searched among previous threads and I saw that someone asked the same in 2021 and the reply was that Ribblr would like to encourage to insert them among the “sewing” section.
The problem is that many people that search for embroidery/cross stitch patterns wouldn’t search under “sewing” because, in the craft world, sewing is considered for sewing machine (garments, bags, etc,) “sewing” is rarely used for hand-sewing also in other platforms, for example Etsy.
And I can see that actually there is only one embroidery pattern (cross stitch) in the sewing section.
If you are meaning for the community, you could make a personal space… if you are referring to patterns, I have no suggestion as several different categories have been suggested throughout the last 3 years and there is still only crochet, Tunisian, knit, and sewing
Thank you for your reply!
Yes, I meant patterns as a proper section to add to the current ones (Crochet, Tunisian, Knitting and Sewing).
For me having embroidery in sewing it’s like having Tunisian under the Crochet section
That’s how I feel about amigurumi (except I want to be able to go to crochet and not be overwhelmed with amigurumi since I don’t make those)… so I understand…
Hopefully more people will want embroidery as a separate pattern section and it can be implemented
I agree so much with the amigurumi needing it’s own space!
I can only assume that setting up a whole new section like that is hard and takes up too much space or something code involved that I don’t know about.
So this is why tags are important, and why everyone should be using them, properly
there is room at the bottom of pattern to add tags. This allows you to put “needlepoint” or “embroidery” under sewing and “macrame” or “tatting” under crochet you just have to pick where you think best and hope that the terms are searched for
Thanks for sharing! We have had requests to add more craft categories before and it’s definitely something we’re looking to do. With that in mind, this is something we’ll likely to do this year.
We’d love to see how many people are interested in embroidery by liking & participating in this topic!
Thanks for your suggestion.
Even if Amigurumi cannot seem correct in the crochet section, Amigurumi is actually crochet.
The word amigurumi itself means “crocheted/knitted stuffed toy”, so I don’t think there is much to do there, but, as you suggested, using tags better.
As per embroidery, yes, we could use tags, but most of the people that land on Ribblr for the first time, won’t perform a research, they will start with the main menu and they will never click on “sewing” because in all the online platform Embroidery is not considered sewing, even if it is in a certain ways.
Thank you so much for your answer.
I think it will be more to attract new people than for current people on the platform, but of course I also understand that implement a new category won’t be straightforward from a web developing prospective.
Let’s see what happens
because amigurumi does mean both crochet and knit and it does tend to take up all the air in the room from other crochet related items and does tend to turn off new people that are looking for something other than amigurumi would all make it a good candidate for a separate section, just as “needlecraft” would make an excellent addition to cover embroidery, cross stitch, plastic canvas (anyone else miss those?) smocking, crewel, beading, punch needle, needle felting and quilting
I havent had too much experience with embroidery, so i would definitely like too improve my sad skills
aww, it is just matter of practice so yes a new embroidery section will help you
Maybe what could help as well is having filters where we can filter “amigurumi”, “blankets”, “scarf” etc.
As designer we would have to fill these when we create a pattern but we already do in other platform like Ravelry so no problem at all for me.
In this way everyone could decide what to search.
we do have those filters already, which is why using the tags is so important, and ribblr will not let you list a pattern without tags, but people don’t always think of the right tags or designers don’t see what they want and think that the site won’t support it so they don’t try
if you search in crochet and add “scarf” you’ll get anything with a scarf tag or scarf in the title
I make cross stitch chart and I’d love for that category to be added. I already have some of them uploaded as crochet charts but it makes it hard to follow for cross stitch cause not all the features work well with that.
I agree that many people don’t know how to use tags, but what I meant it’s something mandatory, let me explain you better what I mean:
I use tags, but I can only put 10 tags so I wouldn’t put just the word “amigurumi” but I would go for something more specific, for example “lemon amigurumi”, but you can’t put spaces between words so it would be more like “lemonamigurumi” so if you search/filter “amigurumi” my lemon could not appear in search.
My idea is that when I list a pattern, I have to choose between categories like amigurumi, granny squares, blankets, hats, bikini, etc. and using tags to be more specific.
So in the case of my lemon it will be:
Categories/Filters: Toy, Amigurumi, Keychain, etc
Tags: Lemonamigurumi, amigurumisummer, etc.
The categories should be mandatory for the pattern designer and they should be the same list of the filters we could use.
At the moment there are not filters, only a research by keywords.
So if I click on the category “crochet” it will give me anything from the last pattern created (no filters, just all the patterns available), if I click “search” I have just to hope the pattern designer put the right word I’m searching , not even considering typos (the designer could have wrote amrugumi and I will never find their design), at least with categories/filters it would be easier, then tags should remain of course
For now, I would be happy just to have the category, but you’re right, some features could be adapted for cross stitch and embroidery.
I guess I’m not understanding what you are meaning
the tags are already in the system, just like in the community and they are required
if I type “b” a selection of tags with “b” comes up… it could be a little more streamlined like it now is in the community
if lemon is in the title of your pattern and amigurumi and keychain are in your tags (both are preset tags)
then I can select search, crochet, yarn weight, skill level, accessory and toy (just in case) and even the shops or makers I follow and if it’s on sale or dropping soon then type "amigurumi " “lemon” “keychain” in the search box then sort by age or price and I can see everything within those keywords and tags and filters.
including the category of “needlcraft” I could do the same and it would filter out crochet, knitting, sewing when I search “embroidery” make sense? It isn’t that the tools are not there, just that nobody is using them
What you say makes sense but the problem is that tags are written by the designer who can also create new ones.
What I meant it something that you cannot change.
Let’s say I design my lemon amigurumi and, as you correctly pointed out, I don’t know how to use tags, in the tags I will write everything connected with lemon and summer but I don’t write amigurumi, amigurumi won’t be there. Instead, if, as default, I have to choose a category, a feature (we can call it as we prefer) at that point that can become a filter.
So in the search instead of manually writing “amigurumi” I will see a drop down menu where I can select “amigurumi” so if you don’t select it, amigurumi won’t appear in your search because is not selected.
Look at this two screenshot from Raverly, it maybe help to make you understand what I mean, sorry English is not my first language so I might have a barrier in that sense to explain it clearly
…am I the only person who still does this then?