NeedleWorkMonday FAQs

in needleworkmonday •  10 months ago  (edited)

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The NeedleWorkMonday FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) contains the most commonly sought information about our initiative. If you have questions about who we are and what we do, the way our community is ran, guidelines, tag usage etc. you will find your answers here. Going forward, there will be a link to this page added to all of our community posts for easy access.

Section 1:

What is NeedleWorkMonday?


The Vision and Founding History...


The #NeedleWorkMonday tag was created in July of 2017 by @crosheille. She wanted to make an easier way for needleworkers to find one another to share their love and passion for the needle arts. This tag would bring needlers together to support each other in their efforts through upvotes, encouraging comments and positive feedback. It would be a way for needlers to meet up sharing ideas, tips, patterns, shortcuts, inspirations, failures and victories. The tag would also inspire others on the Steemit blockchain to dust off their needles and begin crafting again while encouraging others to give it a try for the first time.

Later on she was joined by @crystalize who was named Co-Chair for helping to invite new needleworkers, organize and fund community projects and contests and supporting all of the needleworkers with upvotes and comments.

What started out as a tag became an actual community. We are a community that supports and interacts with one another every week, working hard to share our inspiring work with everyone. We hold each other accountable, helping one another to stay on task and not give up when things get difficult or when time is limited. We are the @needleworkmonday community!

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Section 2:

Who Can Join?


We welcome all levels of needleworkers! We have those who just purchased their first skein of yarn and hook to those that have been needling for years! We are all here to learn and grow together. Even the most advanced can learn new things when becoming a member of the @needleworkmonday community.

You are welcome to join us if you do any of the following needle crafts but certainly not limited to:

• Sewing
• Crochet
• Knitting
• Cross-Stitch
• Embroidery
• Upholstery
• Needle Felting
• Quilting
• Beadwork
• String Art
• Appliqué
• Needle Lace
• Ribbon Work
• Tatting Work
• Textile Arts and Crafts
• Crewel Work
• Costume Artists
• Tapestry
• Macramé

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Section 3:

What are the Member Expectations?


We emphasize the importance and appreciation of interaction and support within our community. This community was built on these principles and we have worked hard to keep it that way.

We are not a drop off community where you stop by, share your post, expect support and then leave. If you expect support we expect you to support others. A simple comment to show you have read, enjoyed, appreciated, learned from etc. a post, will suffice. We ask that you at least support two other needleworkers on the Monday’s you share a post!

Everyone that is a part of our community wants to be here and loves being engaged with what is going on. If you are not willing to give support in return, we ask that you refrain from using the #needleworkmonday tag which is used by the @needleworkmonday community. There have been many hours and work put into building this community and we ask that you would adhere to these expectations.

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Section 4:

What are the Guidelines?


Posting


When using the #needleworkmonday tag your post must:

• be needlework related
• be posted on Monday (according to your time zone)
• include your original handmade work and not have any plagiarism or filled with copy and paste content
• cite correctly any sources (pictures, content from other sites etc.) used
• include an English translation if you are writing in your native language

Resteems


In order for your post to be Resteemed to the @needleworkmonday account it must:

• meet all of the posting guidelines
• be at least 100 words

Featured Posts


In order for your post to be featured in our showcase it must:

• meet all of the posting and resteem guidelines
• be of good quality
• include clear photos (of project process or completed work) if applicable

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Section 5:

What Does a Quality Post Look Like?


Every Monday posts that meet the posting guidelines will receive an upvote from the @needleworkmonday account. Getting a resteem and a feature in our showcase is earned by those putting in the effort to make a quality post. These posts are a representation of our community and we want to highlight them!

A Quality Post for the @needlworkmonday community meets all of the posting, resteem and featured post guidelines. We don’t require, but look for post that share the process of their work through quality photos and/or clear step by step instructions.

A Quality Post is easy to read and follow along, if pictures are included they are clear and of good quality and has been checked thoroughly for grammar errors.

We understand there are new ways to make a Steemit post ie. through Instagram and Twitter feeds but the @needleworkmonday community expects more from our members. If you post a picture of your work please don’t leave it at,

Here’s what I worked on this week.

Please elaborate and tell us:

1) What the project is.
2) How long you worked on it.
3) What materials, type of yarn or threads and tools were used.
4) Why you are making this.
5) If it’s a new skill you’re trying out.
6) How you felt while working on it.
7) What goals have you set.

Etc. Etc.


A Quality Post gives a little more than a picture and one or two sentences. If you’ve joined other communities or contest here on Steemit most ask for a minimum of 100 words in your post. Help us to interact with you better by sharing a little more :)

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Section 6:

What about Tag Usage?


On Monday’s we use the #needleworkmonday tag to stick to our theme/name and on all other days we use the #needlework tag to find each other’s work. The @needleworkmonday account upvotes posts that use the #needlework tag throughout the week.

Please only use the #needleworkmonday tag on Monday’s only! Please only use the tag when your post is needlework related!

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Posting Summary


#NeedleWorkMonday posts don’t always have to be about a project you have made. You can share exhibitions you have visited, a cool new pattern you found, a craft shop you love, an online picture that has inspired you, what your mother made years ago, what you friend sent you etc. These types of things further enrich our lives and give us motivation to try new things. As long as it is needlework related and you give credits (cite sources) where it’s due, it is acceptable to post for #NeedleWorkMonday. If you are not posting your original work please state that and tell us who’s work it is. If you do choose to share just a pattern or picture of inspiration please elaborate in your post about it and not just leave it as a one sentence post. If you wish to be chosen for our showcase please keep in mind what we look for.

When posting using the #needleworkmonday and #needlework tag please refer to and use Section numbers 4, 5 and 6 as your guide.

Section 7:

Are there any Community Projects & Contests?


Community Projects


Occasionally we will challenge the needlework community to give of their time to certain projects. We feel it’s important to give to others and bless them with our skills and talents. We want everyone that is interested to be able to participate regardless of the skill you possess. We are always open for suggestions!

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Contests


We have lots of fun sharing in the @needleworkmonday community. Contests are a fun way to keep us interacting and engaged. They also allow us to reward our members by giving away prizes to the winners! We would love to see everyone participate as often as they can in these contests! Contest are a lot more exciting when we have more participation. Depending on what the contest is, it may run for one or two weeks.

On occasion we will collaborate with other communities when we run our contests!

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Section 8:

What about Delegations & Donations?


We welcome delegations to the @needleworkmonday community account and are able to offer a small daily upvote in return. We are currently working on the details.

We also welcome donations for contests and prizes. If you would like to leave donations you can transfer Steem or Sbd to the @needlworkmonday community account and put contest prize in the memo field. You can also reach out to @crosheille (crosheille#0986) on discord if you have further questions or want to discuss your donation.

A public record of all delegations and donations will be listed and updated in the NeedleWorkMonday RUN (reports, updates and news) articles. We greatly appreciate all of your support in what we are doing! Thank you so much for all of you that have contributed and/or delegated to the community account.

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Section 9:

Can I Use the NeedleWorkMonday Logos in My Posts?


All members are welcome and encouraged to use our community logo (created by @coinbelly) at the end of their #needleworkmonday and #needlework posts. Just simply save the images to your device and paste when ready to use!

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The NeedleWorkMonday FAQs will be updated as needed. Thank you to all of our members and supporters for helping our community to continue to thrive!

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We’re on Discord!!


The @SteemitMamas community has generously given us our own little world set up in their Discord sever:

1 . To join the @needleworkmonday discord server please click the logo below. It will take you to the general welcome page.
2 . Once there please tag the @ MOD NeedleWorkers (no space between @ and MOD) so all of the mods will know you are there to join NeedleWorkMonday!
3 . Drop an intro in the introductions channel giving us a little background about your needle niche. Please also include a link to your Steemit profile so everyone can know how to find you.

We look forward to seeing you all there and are excited to chat with you directly!!

Thank You!

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#NeedleWorkMonday initiated by @crosheille

Helping to host: @muscara, @shanibeer and @marblely

This FAQ post brought to you by @crosheille

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This is such a great group! So creative and active- I love looking through the tag and seeing all the creations the members make.

I wish I had the talent... but alas, I do not.

That is so awesome to hear! We appreciate your continued support! ♥️

If you ever feel up to trying any of the needle crafts you know where to find us! 😃😉

Beautiful initiative here. I'm glad to see this. I am a teacher and a research assistant in the Department of Human Ecology in the University of Uyo. We have made several research attempts relating to garment designs and orrs. How about posting such contents, research outcomes which could be informative for your community?

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Thank you so much for needleworkmonday! I stumbled into Steemit, and needleworkmonday found me immediately. I was so lucky! Such a kind supportive group!

Absolutely! 😄 I’m so glad we found you!!! I hope we find many other skillful crafters as yourself and make them feel at home in our community!

Thank you, @crosheille - I endeavour to follow the guidelines :)

Absolutely! Thank you so much @cryptocariad, you are such an inspiring asset in our community ~ ♥️

wonderful post dear !!!! written concisely and clearly. Have a nice week!!!!!

Thank you so much for the positive feedback ~ 😊😉

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Thank you @trufflepig!

A good initiative on your part, I hope someday you can support other types of crafts. I feel satisfied to be in this community especially steemitmamas.

Thank you! ☺️

We support every type of needle craft ~

Thank you for the guidelines @crosheille I saved and shared it ...

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Awesome! I thank you @jurich60!!

Thank you for writing down this great help for all current and future needleworkers. I especially love the emphasis on comments and interaction. This is in my view the most important feature of this community. The support and the interest everybody show to the others. Thank you again for bringing this into life <3 <3

Absolutely! Yes comments and interaction are very important and helps keep us in tune with what’s going on in everyone’s needle world. It encourages us to keep writing and sharing :)

Thank you so much for your positive feedback ~

Gracias por el apoyo, No sabia de estas pautas excelente.

Excelente información ha tomar en cuenta. Gracias

the best group of steemit eeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh :D

Whooo Hooo! Thank you dear ~ 😘