As the designer of all of the patterns on this website, Artecy Cross
Stitch hold the copyright to these patterns. By purchasing or
downloading free patterns from this website for your personal use
you agree to follow the usage rules as below. Thank you to our many
customers out there who help advise us of people abusing these rules.
If you are
caught abusing our copyrights do not expect us to be very happy about
it and legal proceedings can occur. Not understanding these rules is
not an excuse, if you do not understand please email us.
thing you need to know is that electronic patterns can easily be shared
and misused over the internet. For every pattern that is passed for
free to another person that is a missed sale for the designer. We work
many late hours to bring these patterns to you. You would not steal
from a shop, do not steal from us.
If you have a pattern you bought at a shop you only have one copy and
it is fine for you to give that pattern to someone else, you give it
away and you do not have a copy. It is against copyright though for you
to photocopy that pattern and give someone a copy and keep a copy for
With our PDF patterns you are getting electronic PDF files, you cannot
pass these files to others and you cannot print a copy for someone
else, or print your copy and pass it on as you still have access to the
original pattern file, it is the same as photocopying it for someone
else. The PDF versions of our patterns are for your personal use only.
The only pattern sharing that should be going on is if you purchase a
printed pattern from a shop and you post in a forum to see if anyone is
interested in it and the you mail the original pattern to the person
and you do not keep a copy for yourself. Even if someone says they
printed one of our patterns and then deleted the PDF file this would
not be ok as it is easy to download the file again.
Things you cannot
do with our cross stitch patterns:
- You cannot if you
are a member provide your username or password for others to use.
- You cannot post our patterns on any forum or website for others to
download, wether for profit or not.
- You cannot print out or email patterns for others wether for profit
- You cannot offer the pdf patterns as as a trade or swap to others. If
you have purchased a printed pattern that was posted to you from us or
one which was purchased at a shop or one of our retailers, this would
be ok, so long as it is the original pattern.
- You cannot save patterns on your hard drive, burn CD's of the
patterns and then offer the CD's to others wether for profit or not.
- You cannot sell our pdf printed patterns on ebay or anywhere else. If you have purchased a printed pattern
that was posted to you from us or one which was purchased at a shop or
one of our retailers, this would be ok, so long as it is the original
- You cannot copy our old CD's to pass onto others whether for profit
- You cannot alter or claim our patterns as your own creations.
- You cannot post messages in any forums or on websites offering to
pass our pdf patterns, or patterns printed from our pdf files,
onto others whether for profit or not.
- You cannot mass produce the patterns as stitched items for sale. They
are for hand cross stitching only You cannot use our patterns for
machine embroidery and mass produce items for sale. If you intend to
sell more than 100 completed works using the one pattern you will need
to contact me for licencing rights.
who is found distributing our pdf patterns for profit or passing on
usernames and passwords will have their membership cancelled without
refund. They will also be banned from the website and can face legal
action from me for copyright infringement. We have tracking software
which monitors the patterns which are downloaded so we can see if the
patterns are being misused.)
What you can do
legally with my patterns:-
- You may photocopy the pattern at a larger
size if required, for your personal use only.
- You can complete our cross stitch patterns and sell the completed
hand stitched item.
- You can of
course give your completed hand stitched item as gifts for non profit
- You can save patterns on your hard drive and burn CD's of the
patterns for your own personal use only, for safe keeping.
- If there is more than one stitcher in the same house it is ok for the
membership or purchased patterns to be used in one household for e.g
Mother and Daughter,
however you cannot pass the pdf patterns to other friends or family
which do not live in the same house as you, they will need to purchase
a membership or their own patterns.
- You can sell,
trade or give away only our printed orignal patterns to others, so long
as you have not kept any copy of this pattern for yourself. This only applies if you have purchased a
physically printed pattern
that was posted to you from us or one which was purchased at a shop, or
one of our online retailers. PDF patterns are for personal use ONLY.
You cannot pass these files or prints from these files to others wether
for profit or not.
rules can be changed at anytime at the discretion of the Designer
should the need arise.