Ok. So, I never thought I need to be doing this, but it’s upsetting me for a long time now and I have to speak about it right now.
The Designs in the picture originate from MY ideas. I started this hype all around crocheting your Tamas a cute cover/pouch. I even wrote down a pattern for the very first Backcovers I made for those who wanted to do their own. In my pattern I said that I’m not ok with you guys selling it but I guess there’s not much I can do about it. Then I started doing the Pouches with a flipcover. This time I didn’t write a pattern but still there were a lot of copycats out there crocheting after my designs and selling them.
At this point I was already thinking, ‘well… I can’t change it, and actually it’s flattering people like my designs and work their own after it’. But still I hated people not mentioning where they have been inspirated from and claim the designs as their own ideas. The original patterns and designs as shown in this picture are mine, say what you want.
But now we’re getting to the points which REALLY made me furious!
1. People accusing ME for copying an idea THEY had earlier (if they had paid attention they might have noticed that this is not correct)
2. Now my Owls are being copied too AND sold! And at this point I’m really at the top of anger.
3. People saying my work is overprized. Listen: would you sit down and do something you want to sell for 2$ or even less an hour?? Crocheting takes TIME, crocheting is Art and it’s handmade and unique and if people would consider what the word FAIRTRADE means they wouldn’t call my work expensive or overprized! I really have other things to do too and it should be profitable for ANYONE to sit down and spend time crocheting!!
Now we’re getting to the point I hoped I wouldn’t have to make so clear as for me it should be taken for granted: if you use my designs shown in the picture above GIVE CREDIT!!! And if you use my ideas to copy them at least link my Portfolio (LINK: http://www.gotchiworld.de/shop/cases-covers/) to it so people can see who it’s originating from!!!
And stop ruining my business by selling off your stuff cheaper just to get more customers.
J. DIAZ, known as Calyssa Chi from Gotchiworld.