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Wednesday, 4 June 2014
iStitch Designs *News*

I have recently heard from my distributor in the US that several people, as they are looking at the models at the trade shows, say that they can buy one pdf chart from me and then print as many copies as they want to resell! I know that there are some stitchers out there that are not bothered about copyright and blatantly share charts with all and sundry but these are shop owners who we trust to have the integrity to respect copyright. I am not for one suggesting for one moment that all shop owners are doing this but it only takes one or two …

When I started designing I wanted to make my designs affordable for everyone and readily available world wide. By selling pdf charts a stitcher has almost instant gratification as the chart is delivered almost immediately (time differences permitting).  

I have now decided to give Stitching Pretty exclusive rights of sale in the US which means you will have to purchase my designs from your LNS (via Stitching Pretty - the distributor). UK and European customers will be able to purchase printed charts directly from me but this unfortunately means a price rise to cover printing costs and packaging plus postage costs to wherever you live and which will also bring the price in line with that of the US.  

I will leave my site open for six or so weeks to enable those of my customers to complete their 'collections' so if there is any chart you wish to have now is the time to buy - *here*!

I am sorry to do this but I see no alternative.

New designs will be shown on a new iStitch Designs blog *here* (which will open on the day the other closes), plus my personal blog and iStitch Designs Facebook page. Please bear with me during transition www.istitchdesigns.blogspot.co.uk 

Thank you
Take care




  • On 4 June 2014 at 17:39, Blogger Robin

    Carol, I am sorry that you are having to deal with this. I do hope you will continue to design even though you will be distributing your charts in a different manner.

    Robin in Virginia

  • On 5 June 2014 at 15:06, Blogger KimM

    I am SO sorry this has happened. My jaw actually dropped when I read your post. I, too, hope you will continue to design your beautiful pieces, though we here in the US will not be able to purchase them directly from you….I will continue to be a fan and a follower or your creativity. Best wishes -
    Kim in Iowa

  • On 5 June 2014 at 20:16, Blogger Audrey Davis

    Once again a few jerks spoil it for everyone else, so sorry. Will miss your blos and SALs
    Best wishes

  • On 5 June 2014 at 21:59, Blogger Michelle

    So so sorry to hear you are going through this Carol x

  • On 5 June 2014 at 23:09, Blogger stitchersanon

    Sweety, you are not alone in having to deal with this. I moved off etsy because I was followed by a well known pattern stealer. People argue that they can do what they want with our patterns once they have bought them and will argue till the cow comes home that they can do this but they cant. I run a designers page on fb for promoting designs and we keep and eye out on people copying designs or sharing them illegally: pm me if you would like details xx

  • On 6 June 2014 at 08:35, Blogger Yuko


    I left a comment a few seconds ago, but left it with different ID, so it will show my full name, please delete it!

    I'm sorry to hear that you have to deal with, it's pity not to be able to you charts instantly, but at the same time I'm happy to hear that you charts will be sold in LNS in the US, which means you truly are famous designer!!!
    Wow, great!



  • On 18 June 2014 at 01:19, Blogger ArchangelDecker

    Dear Carol,

    I am so sorry you have to resort to doing this. To have LNS owners do this is reprehensible in the extreme.

    I love your designs and have stitched quite a few of them. Thank you for the wonderful designs and I can't wait to see what you have next in store! :)