some common questions
we have been asked over the years. Click on the question below and it
will take you to the answer. If you do not find the answer you are
looking for please do not hesitate to Contact
I have lost my members
what do I do?
What is a Permanent Member
and why can
I not become one now?
What Format do your patterns
Do I need extra software to print them? Can I request larger patterns
and Coloured patterns?
Is there a limit on how many
I can print as a member?
Can I print patterns to
trade or for
Can I sell your printed pdf
on ebay etc?
Can I complete the cross
sell the finished product? Can I display the completed items at craft
How can I be notified when
I have been notified you
your patterns but I when I go to your website it still shows last weeks
patterns in your new section?
Do your patterns really turn
the pictures on your website?
Can I get a cross stitch
from a picture of Winnie the pooh, Mickey Mouse etc.?
I have changed my email
address how do
I notify you?
Can I get one of my own
converted into a cross stitch pattern?
I am having problems printing
patterns. They are not opening up in Adobe Acrobat Reader?
I do not have a colour
printer and do
not want to print the large picture shown on the last page of the pdf
files. Can I print without this image?
My printer is old and I
cannot see the
symbols clearly enough, can I photocopy the pattern so it is darker or
It costs alot of money for
What do I do if I do not want to print all the patterns I like now but
I want to store them to print later?
What coloured Aida cloth or
should I use?
Are there any patterns you
are not available to members ?
Do you sell patterns from
designers or fabrics, cottons etc?
I have sent an email to you a
but did not receive a reply, why not?
Is there anywhere else I can
have lost my members username and password what do I do?
Please email us to request your
membership username and password and we will
email it to you within 24 hours. If you would like to change your
username or password please let me know and we will do that for you. We
apologise that you cannot do this automatically from the website but
that requires a database which our website does not have. If you have
lost your password at the Artecy Shop, on the logon page you will see
the words, forgot your password? Click on that and on the next page
enter your email address and a new password will be emailed to you
automatically. This is why it is important to enter your email address
correctly when you open an account at the Artecy Shop. If you change
email addresses you can change this in your account or email us and we
can correct this for you.
What is a Permanent Member?
Permanent membership means as long as the website is running you will
remain a member. This website had been running for 10 years. From 2011
we will no longer offered new memberships, our patterns will now only
for single sale, however current members will still have access to all
of the old members patterns. We stopped offering the membership deal in
2011 as we are now offering our patterns through retail stores so
is going in a different direction. From 2012 we also closed
we are keeping the old membership area available to members who may not
be aware of the changes so they are able to download the patterns they
Format do your patterns come in? Do I need extra software to print
them? Can I request larger patterns and coloured patterns?
All of our patterns
are available in
black and white symbol format in a PDF file. This is a very common file
type, you need the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print
the patterns. If you would like to see how our patterns print before
you make a purchase please visit our free patterns page. There is also
a link there to download the reader if you do not have it already. All
patterns come with a list of DMC colours to use for each
We create our
large designs at a size that is easier, quicker and more
affordable to stitch and frame, whilst still retaining great detail in
the images. If you would like any design on the website to be designed
at a larger size please email the name of the pattern to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to a list and the larger version
will be added to the website as soon as possible. We will email you to
let you know when it is online. If
you look on the Artecy Shop website under the Large Cross Stitch
charts, these were all patterns that were requested at a larger size,
we generally make them to around double the size, or a bit less, we
determine the size that works best for each image.
also request certain patterns in a mini or bookmark
size. Some of our designs do not convert well to such a small size and
some images are only licensed for the larger patterns so unfortunately
we may not be able to offer small sizes for these. Feel free to email
the names of patterns you want in a mini or bookmark size and we will
let you know if this is possible.
purchase a pdf
version of a pattern from our Artecy Shop and once you download it you
would like even larger symbols or a colour version, we can email a copy
through with no problems. Either at purchase put in the comments
section "Please email a copy with larger symbols/ colour pattern."or
you can email us at email@example.com after purchase to request this.
This would not be available for our printed and posted patterns as
colour printing is too expensive. Also only available if you purchase
the pdf file directly from our own Artecy Shop website so we can verify
there a limit on how many patterns I can print as a member?
Once you are signed on as a
member you can
print any or all of our patterns, there are no limits on how many
patterns you can print. Please remember though the patterns are for
your personal use only. It is against our copyright for you to print
multiple copies of a pattern to pass onto others or to share your logon
details or the pdf files.
Can I print
patterns to trade
or for my friends? No you
cannot. These pdf patterns are for your personal use only, you cannot
them for others or pass the pdf files to others, if they are wanting
our patterns they will need to buy the pattern themselves. This is a
violation of our copyrights. 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 yourself.
With our patterns you are getting electronic pdf files, you cannot pass
these files to others and you cannot print a copy for someone else as
you still have access to the original pattern, it is the same as
photocopying it for someone else. For our full Copyright rules please click here.
I sell your pdf printed patterns on ebay etc No
definitely cannot sell our pdf printed patterns on ebay or anywhere
patterns are for personal use only, that means you print them for your
own use. You cannot pass your username and passwords to others and you
cannot print the pattern off to give to others. Any member who is found
distributing our patterns for profit or passing on their 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
software which monitors the patterns which are downloaded so we can see
if the patterns are being misused. We put alot of effort and many late
nights into making these patterns all we ask is that you please respect
us and our efforts.
I complete the cross stitch and sell the finished product? Can I
display my completed items at craft shows? This is permissible
on all of our
patterns. You can stitch our Sew Little Stitches patterns on items you
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 us for licencing rights. It is fine to display
your completed items at craft shows, we would appreciate being given
credit as the designer of the pattern.
can I be notified when you update your patterns?
You can join our newsletter.
receive one email per fortnight which will let you know as soon as we
release our new patterns.
I have been notified you
your patterns but I when I go to your website it still shows last weeks
patterns in your new section?
When you visit websites on the
pages are stored in temporary internet files on your computer.
Depending how long your computer is set to hold these pages it may
still show last weeks patterns in our new section. You need to go up to
the tool bar at the top of the page and click on refresh. This will
refresh the page with the latest patterns. If it does not, hold down
shift and press refresh.
your patterns really turn out like the pictures on your website.
reservations when doing patterns charted by a computer program. We do
not alter the images on our website to look better than the pattern is,
what you see is what you get We try to get the colours as close to the
original image as possible. We also use other techniques to minimise
scattered stitches to make the patterns easier to stitch. If you would like to see how our
out please visit our completed patterns gallery.
I get a cross stitch pattern done from a picture of Winnie the pooh,
Mickey Mouse etc.
Unfortunately we are not able
patterns from pictures which have copyright attached as this is
illegal. So it means we cannot do patterns for company logos, disney
characters etc. We only use images which are considered in the public
domain or which we have licensed or have permission to use.
have changed my members email address how do I notify you?
Please email us with your
change of email
address if you are a member as we need to keep our records up to date.
If you subscribe to our newsletter you will need to unsubscribe your
old email address and subscribe your new one. This can be done in our
I get one of my own photographs converted into a cross stitch pattern?
Unfortunately we no longer
service as it is just too time consuming...
having problems printing the patterns. They are not opening up in Adobe
When you click
on click here to print or open a downloaded pdf file it should open the
adobe acrobat reader you have installed.
You will then have a blank page for a little while as the pattern is
downloaded. It can sometimes take a few minutes for the pattern to
appear if you have a really slow internet connection.
If the pattern does not come up and nothing seems to be happening click
on the refresh button at the top of the page.
If that does not work you can go to where it says click here to print
and right click your mouse button.
You can then select either open in new window, and if that does not
work click on save target as and save the pattern onto you hard drive,
then open up adobe reader and open the pattern from where you saved it
on your hard drive. If you still have problems it may help to uninstall
adobe reader and reinstall it again.
Please try these suggestions and if you have any further problems
please let me know.
I do not have a
colour printer and do not want to
print the large picture shown on the front page of the pdf files. Can I
print without this image?
have added a
picture of each pattern on the front page of the pdf files for
If you do not have a colour
printer or do not want to print this page you can select
not to. When you go to print the pdf file, it will ask which pages you
wish to print, you can choose the page numbers you want to print there,
this is useful if you also lose a page and just want a copy of one page
of the pattern. It is best to view the coloured picture at
actual size, select view at the top of adobe acrobat reader and select
printer is old and I cannot see the symbols clearly enough, can I
photocopy the pattern so it is darker or larger?
We have no problem if you want
a pattern to make the symbols darker or larger if it is for personal
use only. It is a copyright infringement
photocopy our patterns for sale or trade with others.
costs alot of money for printer ink. What do I do if I do not want to
print all the patterns I like now but I want to store them to print
To save the pattern to your hard drive.
Find the pattern you want to save, right click on the words click here
to print. A little option box will come up. Select save target as...
then wait a few seconds soon a box will come up asking where you want
the save the pattern too. It might be best to create an Artecy Cross
Stitch folder and put all the patterns into it.
To save the pattern onto a cd rom.
Save patterns first onto your hard drive as above. Then if you want to
put them onto a CD you need a CD burner and software which goes with
it. The software will explain how to save the files onto a disk. Please
note saving our patterns onto disks is for personal use
They may not be sold or copied in any form for others. This is
coloured Aida cloth or fabric should I use?
We generally suggest for most of our patterns
done on white or cream coloured aida cloth or fabric. There are some
patterns with black backgrounds which you could substitute the black
stitches for black aida cloth or fabric. We will let you know on our
patterns if you need to use a different colour Aida cloth. If you are
an experienced stitcher, you can customize the pattern to suit
yourself. You can substitute colours if you wish
Are there any patterns
you have which
are not available to members in the permanent membership offer ?
All of the patterns in the members area are available to members. We do
design other patterns as well for our
www.artecyshop.com website, these patterns are from images
we pay licencing fees and royalties so they are only sold individually,
these are in the Artecy Shop Exclusive category.
you sell patterns from other designers or fabrics, cottons etc?
All of the patterns
on the Artecy Cross
Stitch website are designed by me Tereena Clarke. I do not sell other
designers patterns from this website and I only sell patterns, I do not
offer kits, fabrics, cottons etc.We do now
sell a small range of Kustom Krafts pdf downloads as they are selling
some of our patterns too.
have sent an email to you a week ago but did not receive a reply, why
try to answer every
email within 2 days. One of my pet peeves is companies who do not reply
to your emails. If you have not received a reply from me within 2 days
please email your query again occasionally spam blockers stop the
receipt of legitimate emails.
there anywhere else I can get your patterns from?
All of our
available for sale at our
www.artecyshop.com website. We also sell our patterns
through other online stores and
we have just started offering our patterns as chart packs to retail
stores. You can see a list of our retailers here.