"The sky's the limit" when it comes to tatting patterns. It seems every day there is a new design being created - and we have been given a wonderful gift by the Designers and Creators of these lovely patterns when they share them with the world! Some patterns are offered gratuitous. Others are available for a very fair price. Either way, it's always a good idea to remember...
We can show our appreciation in different ways:
- By giving credit when we share our tatting experiences. If we have tried a pattern that we ourselves did not design, then give a shout-out!
- By purchasing a pattern that you would like to try. This not only helps to support the Artist, it also shows respect and acknowledgment for what they have made.
By trying to copy a design from an un-purchased pattern or even claiming to be the author of an unoriginal work, we not only infringe on the Artist who created the masterpiece, we disrespect them... and disgrace ourselves.
I was saddened to learn that some Tatters have discontinued designing due to copyright issues.
That's not cool.