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Tour for New Users

Welcome to Weavolution! 

We’ve been planning and working on this since September 2008, and now we are opening it up to everyone.

 

We hope you enjoy the site and find it useful, but we are still building it and not everything is quite finished. Everything is so new that you can almost smell the yarn fumes!

 

We're excited and hope that you are too.

 

Weavolution leverages the Internet to help handweavers connect on a new, global scale. Guilds are wonderful and it is important to meet and socialize with the handweavers in your area, but we hope to help you connect with handweavers and resources all over the world.

 

While many of our features can be found in various pages on the Internet, we want to bring them together in one place and offer you other resources that are unique.

 

If there are problems, please report them in the Bug forum and be patient while we fix things. This is a Beta site, which means it is actively being developed. You may see things change as you are using them. Look in the Help page for information on any problems you encounter, answers for your questions and plans for even more Weavolution features.

 


Explore the Main Page

 

Look around the Main Page. On the left is a box to Sign In or Sign Up. You can view most of the Weavolution site without joining, but you can’t participate or share your projects unless you join. Feel free to explore.

 

At the top of the Main Page are our Logo, a Search field and a row of Tabs to click on.

 

The center part of the Main page is divided into sections as follows:

 

Hot Threads lets you know what people are talking about.

 

News so that you can learn what is happening at Weavolution.

 

Followed by Weavers Spotlight, Hot Projects and Latest Drafts to introduce some of our weavers and showcase their projects.

 

Remember, this page is only showing you a sample of what Weavolution is all about, so come on in and join us!

 

 

Join the Weavolution!

 

If you haven’t joined the Weavolution yet, Sign Up for your membership account now. Pick your Username and give us a little information about yourself. Shortly you will receive a message to the email address you gave us. After you receive the confirmation email, click on the link in it to complete your registration.

 

If you have trouble signing up, please contact us at [email protected] with details.

 

 

Explore

 

While you are waiting for confirmation of your membership, look at some of the stuff that is already here.

 

Click the Projects tab to view a list of projects that have been shared. Select a project and click on it to see its Project Details.  On the right is a link about the weaver who did this project. After you sign up as a member, you can pick Favorite Users and Favorite projects, and follow news about them on our Favorites tab.

 

Just below the tabs are links to help you keep oriented in the site. Click on Projects to return to the Projects page and choose another Project to look at.

 

Browse the Yarns page and Drafts page. These are still rough, but eventually we will have comments on using them, errata and other notes for Drafts. A Resources Page is coming too.

 

On the People page you’ll find teachers, locate other weavers in your area or find someone you know.

 

Go to the Forum tab to find discussions on general topics. Notice the Help Forum, where you can ask questions that aren’t covered by the main Help page and look for answers. (You must sign in as a member to post here or anywhere else on the Weavolution site.)

 

Look on the Groups page for information about various special interest groups—regional groups, organized guilds, special weaving topics or anything else. If you don’t find the group you want, you can create a new group.

 

SearchAdvanced Search and Tags are under construction.  Soon you’ll have even more options to find what you are looking for.

 

 

Shopping!

 

Check the Shop page for information from businesses catering to weavers.  And please patronize our advertisers.

 

 

It’s Your Weavolution Too

 

Once you’ve confirmed your sign-up, go to the My Stuff tab to start sharing your projects and drafts, organize your weaving and track information in Weavolution.

 

If you think of something you wish were here, please let us know. This Beta version of Weavolution doesn’t include everything we want yet. We’d love to know what you enjoy about the site and what you think we should change. So, let us know what is important to you.

 

Have fun! Weave beautiful textiles! And, please, be nice to each other.

 

 

Weavolution Staff: Claudia, Alison, Tien
Marian, Sharon, Dawn, Cynthia, Diane, Amelia, Tina, Elizabeth, Marie, Mel