HNW - pattern piracy

Charlene Charette charlene at
Mon Sep 20 09:06:52 PDT 1999

Mike Newell wrote:

> You Know You've Been Doing Historical Needlework Too Long When:
> I was on a website for filet crochet (I think it was the one called
> BarbWire). One of their patterns look awfullllyyy familiar. Hmm, I thought,
> isn't that Vinciolo? Yup-- it was! The designer left off the
> border,otherwise it was a direct steal of a pattern with stylized
> carnations. (No, I'm not going to rattle her by emailing.)

Well, the early pattern printers stole designs from each other.  She's just
carrying on a grand, old tradition.  ;-)

- --Charlene

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