Fair Use of Free Patterns

I am offering free patterns in good faith that they will be used responsibly and fairly without taking advantage of my work. To make it easier I compiled a set of guidelines for you to follow:

FAIR USE OF THE FREE PATTERN (what you can do with them):

  • You can print pricking and working diagrams for your own use
  • You can share pricking and working diagrams with your friends
  • You can work on the project with your lace group or club members
  • You can modify the pattern as you want
  • Editors of lace magazines: If you would like to publish the pattern, please contact me
  • Teachers: If you would like to use the free patterns in your class or workshop, please contact me

FAIR USE  OF FINISHED LACE BASED ON THE FREE PATTERNS (what you can do):

  • If you want to exhibit the finished artwork, please include credit to the designer: Lenka Suchanek, and  website: https://lenkas.com (or http://www.lenkas.com)
  • If you want to enter the finished artwork in a competition (real life or online) that allows works made by you from patterns designed by somebody else, please include credit to the designer: Lenka Suchanek, and a link to this website: https://lenkas.com (or http://www.lenkas.com)

FAIR USE OF PHOTOS OF FINISHED WORK (what you can do):

  • All photos of your finished lace intended for sharing in printed media (magazines, newsletters, postcards, etc) or online media (e-magazines, groups, social network sites – such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc, and especially Pinterest! – should include credit to the designer: Lenka Suchanek, and a link to this website: https://lenkas.com (or http://www.lenkas.com, or lenkas.com)

UNFAIR USE OF THE FREE PATTERN (what you cannot do):

  • You cannot sell the pattern to somebody else, in person or online
  • You cannot include the pattern in a any for-profit publication, in print or online
  • You cannot use the free patterns for teaching any for-profit classes and workshops

UNFAIR USE  OF THE FINISHED LACE BASED ON THE FREE PATTERNS (what you cannot do):

  • You cannot mass produce and sell works based on these free patterns
  • You cannot hire somebody to mass produce works based on these free patterns

UNFAIR USE  OF THE PHOTOS OF FINISHED WORK (what you cannot do):

  • You cannot use the image of your finished lace art work based on these free patterns in any for-profit enterprise, such as postcards, posters, desktop and screensavers, clothes or other merchandise that is for sale

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS regarding these rules, please contact me.

Thank you for your understanding and your co-operation!

Lenka Suchanek
lace artist, designer and instructor


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