Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Doodle Grows

No orders in the shop yesterday at all, so I used the time to play with the doodle from the other day. First I mucked with the basic design just a bit. I played with stitch counts and picots and then realized that I mostly got it right the first time. Then I decided that I would make the whole this grow a bit. This left me with what felt like an earring and a pendant. This is the bit I posted for feedback. While I waited for some, I started to set the pieces near each other and thought maybe a necklace?

Once I received a bit of feedback that encouraged my larger necklace thought, I took it as a green light and started working toward that end. It's too soon to tell whether it will work out in the end or not. There may need to be an additional row on top after I get this main section done. I can't yet tell if it's going to hold the shape I want.

In other news I was disheartened to find another tatter clearly counting stitches to copy some of my work. Someone was sharing a bunch of my photos from my Facebook page to theirs, which is fine, but while visiting that page, I saw other photos they had shared from another tatter who was using some of my original designs whose patterns were never published. It looks like she is selling her work directly off of Facebook. I can't tell for certain because it is not in English which is also why I don't know if any credit has been given either...though I don't see any of my names. I'm not going to do anything about it because I don't need the extra aggravation especially with the added language gap. I will use the occasion to again ask those of you out there that are new to tatting and are tempted to count stitches to copy pieces, particularly to sell, to think twice. How would you feel years from now, if you had worked hard on a design and then you saw it pop up in someone else's shop list as their 'original' design? I have nothing against counting stitches to learn, but not to steal designs for sale and to take credit for them is worse.

Alright, rant over. I'll be working on the new necklace today, so hopefully it's a success and I have something interesting to show you tomorrow too.


Madtatter80 said...

This is beautiful and great idea to place it for a necklace! Sorry about your work being copied that is sad to here I think the language is a problem to deal with! you could report her to face book and they take her off for a while but that's is only what I have heard. I don't do face book.

God's Kid said...

Great design!!! :)