Design components

Design components

Remember the movie Working Girl? Melanie Griffith (Tess McGill) puts forward her own idea for a merger deal, but Sigourney Weaver (Katerine Parker) takes all the credit. Luck for Tess is that she has kept all her papers and can document that it is her information and not Katherine’s that helps seal the deal.
When you write you are told to establish Copyright for your work. But how do you establish authority for your needle-art projects? Can someone come along and take credit for what you have designed? With a camera and your computer it is easy to document your work.
I’m just having fun here: pretending that my creation will actually be meaningful, and maybe someone will steal my idea. The image pictured here is the start of documentation for a piece that I will include in my ‘perfume alphabet’ (mentioned in an earlier blog). This is a freesia flower design (copyright free from Dover Press) I have selected; the transfer of this design onto a linen material; the photo from an encyclopedia used for colour reference; and the DMC threads that will be used to create the stitches.
The next step, is to select the type of embroidery stitches…or beading…or sequins. Sometimes it is the HOW rather than the WHAT that is difficult!