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Cross Stitch Patterns and Copyright Protection

Most cross stitch patterns are protected by copyrights. You should avoid copyright infringement. Learn about fair use, copyright protections, and the public domain.

Needlecrafts and Copyrights
Sandi Marshall presents a great summary of how copyright laws apply to needlecrafts. Though her article refers to crochet, it is applicable to all needlework, including Cross Stitch.

Public Domain
For more information about using images that are in the public domain, read Copyright and Fair Use from the Library at Stanford University.

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