Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
Lisa
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Permission to sell
I know a lot of us here have knit Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. Has anyone received permission to sell them from Bev Galeskas? Or not and sold anyways?
Lisa is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-13-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,136
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
Not that I know of and I seriously doubt it would be given, but you need to contact the designer/company before you ever sell anything.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
lelvsdgs (07-15-2009)
Old 07-13-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
I haven't knit any of the Felted Clogs, but I would recommend reading her COPYRIGHT wording and follow the guidelines. It gets really dicey when you knit a protected pattern and then try to sell it in a public arena, such as Ebay, Etsy or your own Blogspot. Designers know how to throw out an 'internet fishing net' that will bring in ALL POSTS and SITES that are featuring their designs. There is a name for that 'fishing net' but I can't recall it now. If you are selling a protected pattern anywhere on the internet, she will find it if she's looking! And since this is how she makes her living, she probably will be looking.

It is impossible to make a living off 'knitting' by itself. No one ever wants to pay the price of a handknitted item, even if you charge just 50 cents per hour for your labor!

The only way to really make a living at your knitting it to create pattern designs and sell them. And hope that people buy them for their own use only.

You are right to ask about this subject! Thanks for checking!
This question always comes up from time to time!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
lelvsdgs (07-15-2009), Lisa (07-13-2009)
Old 07-13-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
Lisa
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you. I was just wondering because I was looking around on Etsy and found lots of felted slippers/clogs sold like this one.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21047768&ref=sr_galler y_10&&ga_search_query=felted+slippers&ga_search_ty pe=handmade&ga_page=12&order=date_desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
Lisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 12:27 AM   #5
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,136
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
That does look like she had permission, but it's best to make sure on your own. You never know if what you see on the internet is true.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 08:04 AM   #6
GinnyG
Instepping Out
 
GinnyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,452
Thanks: 654
Thanked 819 Times in 673 Posts
It is entirely possible that she has an agreement with the designer whereby she pays royalties for each pair sold.
__________________
GinnyG on Ravelry, I'd LOVE to be in your "friends"
GinnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 10:35 AM   #7
Lisa
Casting On
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you type in Felted Clogs or slippers on Etsy...you will see many people selling these. Only one says she is using with permission. How can you possibly know if that is the same pattern even though it looks exactly like it?

I did email Bev Galeskas from Fiber Trends and she did give me permission to sell just one pair.
Lisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2009, 01:26 PM   #8
GinnyG
Instepping Out
 
GinnyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,452
Thanks: 654
Thanked 819 Times in 673 Posts
I am sure there are alot of folks out there selling things made from copyrighted patterns, knitting or otherwise. Just as there are lots of people who continue to download music illegally on the internet.

The question becomes do you want to do the "right" thing or do you do what ever you want and assume the risk of being found out. Years go, when Kaza and some of the other music download sites were first on the internet I would occassionally download a piece of music, knowing it was illegal. Then I started to hear on the news that the music people were randomly prosecuting people and they were fined hundreds of thousands of dallars. I decided it wasn't worth the risk and it was better to do the "right" thing.

Go to most any church bazaar and I am sure you'll find handmade items made from copyrighted patterns. Many don't even know that what they are doing is wrong, some just don't care.
__________________
GinnyG on Ravelry, I'd LOVE to be in your "friends"
GinnyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Hotmail Look Change without my permission. NikitaShera The Lounge 13 11-05-2008 11:57 AM
To sell or not to sell my wedding dress? vaknitter The Lounge 32 04-28-2008 04:05 AM
How can they sell this? kkatt82 General Knitting 32 11-01-2007 12:49 PM
Reminder: Please don't link-in images w/o permission amy General Knitting 0 08-23-2005 01:46 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 PM.