I apologise to all who were upset by my blog post the other day.. I thought someone had done a similar design after they had seen mine, but I was mistaken. They had 'got there' by their own means.
I would like to point out that I was in no way accusing anybody of copyright theft, please take time to re-read my original post.
I guess I was excited to see a pattern I recognised. The whole situation got very personal and out of hand which has been immensely hurtful to all parties and this is not good for the tatting community.
Over the weekend I seriously considered taking down my site as it would appear that the only valuable designs are those that are paid for and that free ones are under valued. I decided not to as it’s something that I enjoy doing.
I will not be publishing another design based on my original but will (in time) add a technique page showing how I added the beads to the centre of the one I did.