Friday, March 13, 2009

Pontification

This has been mentioned on another blog that I follow, but I thought that I'd second the notion. Please enjoy the charts and make pretty stuff with them. I'm putting them out there for people to use and I enjoy the thought that somebody else might enjoy them.

Also, there's probably going to be a little overlap between me and other folks charting the same genre of stitching. That's just fine with me :) Some of it is a delay between charting, stitching, and posting. Some of it is loosing track of who has done what. I'm not going to get my feathers ruffled over it and I hope that others feel the same. I will compile the patterns in a pdf for easy download at some point in the near future, maybe when I hit the 15 mark.

I debate whether patterns are too similar to chart again and have really followed my whimsy on it. Part of it is whether or not I want to use the pattern. I've got some color pictures now and was thinking of stitching some samples from those, so I'm probably going to chart some stuff that is similar just so that it matches what I'm going to put together. The little w's from pattern 13 are very similar to other little w's I've done, but the interlock differently and that piqued my interest. Whimsy...

4 comments:

Kathy Storm said...

I agree, I would like for people to use my patterns, that's why I post them! So many of the patterns are so similar and are repeated in different embroideries made at different times, it really is hard to track them all. If I am doing patterns from the Göss Vestments (for example) I may end up repeating a pattern someone has charted from some other embroidery. I will still do the chart for the sake of completeness. Also the process of making the charts helps me understand the patterns better. My feathers are not ruffled if someone does a pattern I've already done. They would only be ruffled if someone posted my pattern without giving me credit or tried to pass it off as her own. Luckily that hasn't happened yet that I know of. I am glad to see more interest in something I really like!

Helene said...

I, too, am glad to see more interest in the work. We should try to have a Westphalian Brick Stitch suaree at an event some time. I think that we are quite spread out though.

Louise Schelde said...

I´m very greatfull that you guys work with the patterns. I have only worked with the ones that Wymack have chartered and it is very usefull and inspiring to see yours. Keep up the great work!

Helene said...

Thanks :)