Thursday, April 30, 2009

Handmade Nation in support of Sublime Stitching!

Oh big companies when will you learn that it's us, the people, that have the power. You can not get away with stealing our designs, copying our aesthetics or mocking up a business to "look" indie when it is not. We will not support you stealing from us!

Everyone, please read the blog post HERE that clearly spells out the blatant rip-off of our close friend Jenny Hart's company Sublime Stitching by a company called Urban Threads that is attempting to look "home grown" when in reality they are a major corporation. Here is one example of the designs they have blatantly lifted from the Sublime Stitching catalog. Unreal.


I can't stress the importance of reading this news and spreading the word. This is a time for our community to show solidarity and support.

2 comments:

Urban Threads said...

Please take the time to read our response addressing all of Sublime Stitching's concern. You can find it here. Both sides of this story need to be heard.

Niamh said...

Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching has retracted these accusations. In her statement, she withdraws her claims of copyright infringement, reveals that she edited and manipulated patterns in side-by-side comparisons, and apologizes. More information, as well as Jenny's retraction, can be found here: http://www.urbanthreads.com/content/view/603/

All of us at Urban Threads and Embroidery Library would like to thank Jenny for making this public statement. We're happy to have this matter settled, so that we can look forward and fully focus on making awesome and unexpected designs for hand and machine embroidery.

If you have any comments or questions, please drop a note to support@urbanthreads.com. UT exists because of the hip stitchers of all ages and backgrounds who dig it. We value tremendously what you have to say, and we love to hear from you.