Orphan works and …

I know readers familiar with my blog have been seeing various notices and updates on the orphan works bill. This morning there was more breaking news on the situation.

Please note another organization is working to defeat the bills the United States congress is considering concerning orphan works. For any one in the Washington DC area, they are planning lobbying events to protest and inform our representatives that the way these bills have been written remove significant rights we have enjoyed under our present copyright laws as well as placing a significant burden on us. Many thanks to Wheat Carr for this additional update on the situation.

If you live in the US and haven’t expressed your opinion to your representatives, please consider doing so. Here are links at another organization, Illustrators Partnership of America, that will help you to understand the issues involved and provide easy access to your representative and senators. This opportunity may fade quickly. Since the way these laws are written skirt violation of international copyright law by rhetoric only, persons outside the US may also wish voice their opinion.

Now to turn a corner.

I have been wanting to venture out on some work with more raised stitches. This week’s study will focus on using crossed or herringbone stitches as the basis of the raised work rather than straight stitch that have been used in previous posts.  Oh, and I almost forgot the work I’ve been doing on couching since I’ve been reading more about the fuzzy technique in Japanese embroidery.

Here are just a few preliminary ventures with the herringbone.

I’m so excited to be working with pima cotton threads again. I’ve had far too much of 100/3.

Tomorrow I plan to address SharonB’s May and June’s TIF challenge.  And I’ve been going further and further with feather stitch experiments this weekend. Next week I’m sure some of that will be popping up in posts again. 

 

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One Response to Orphan works and …

  1. Leena says:

    I like the way you have whipped the Herringbone stitch. There is an Indian stitch called Kutch (named after the region in India it comes from) which works on similar lines but is more complicated. I dont know if there are any resources to learn it online though. You might want to explore that stitch too.

    Love your site.
    smiles
    -Leena

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