Sunday, September 20, 2015

An interesting post...

I just read an interesting post about Pinterest and copyright at White Threads, the blog of Yvette Stanton.  Yvette is the author, designer, publisher behind Vetty Creations' quality needlework books and embroidery products. Yvette points out that if a designer has to spend all their time chasing down infringements they won't have time for designing.
  I think there's a more important consideration- the designer may just decide to pack their bags and go home.  They'll continue to design but they won't share, leaving the rest of us to miss out.   As someone who struggled to find tatting patterns I find this a daunting prospect.  

you can read the post at


  1. I agree with everything this lady says in her post. I spend time checking Pinterest for my copyrighted patterns and getting them removed, and this is time I don't spend designing. It may put me in an ill mood so I don't feel like tatting all day.I don't like to let the copyright infringement stand, because the income from my books makes a difference in making ends meet. And yes, sometimes I wonder if publishing more patterns is worth it anymore.

  2. As a needlework enthusiast, I feel an obligation to let someone know when I see charts posted on Pinterest. I want my favorite designers to keep designing!


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