Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"The Rule" once again!!

I honestly thought enough time had elapsed a while back that I could remove "The Rule" from my side bar. Apparently not so, as professional etiquette and blog etiquette has once again been abused.

My tutorials - how to's and patterns - are absolutely for your use and enjoyment - but they are NOT for using for your own purposes to put together and sell on the internet, represented as your own work. I have too many years of research and experience in developing these things to allow it. Besides- it isn't nice!

The last time this happened, I had to get my attorney involved to stop it, and was advised to take all the posts off so they could no longer be used. In this case, I have too much time involved, and still am wanting to share whatever I can of techniques and patterns with anyone who would enjoy them - but not for their own profit.


  1. For shame! What a horrible way to treat a teacher/designer who brings so much to our art. I can't believe the thievery that goes on.

  2. I agree. I have received so much help from Judy's blogs, with her diagrams, explanations and tutorials. It makes me angry that someone would dare take her work and call it her own.

  3. I so appreciate all you share. Thank you.

  4. Oh my god, did someone take your tutorials and sell them??? It's disgusting. I bought a knitting pattern off ebay and about 6 months later found it as a free download on Ravelry. I messaged the seller to tell her she was out of line and she said "I never said it wasn't in the public domain"! It's a horrible way to act. Thank you for sharing your work.