Haunted Mansion embroidery


10 Responses to “Haunted Mansion embroidery”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Actually, it’s not Fair Use. Fair Use is when you write a review on something, use for teaching purposes, research, criticism.

  2. unruly katy says:

    Gord bless the craftygirls of this world. I love their saucy senses of humour, I surely do.

  3. TheMadLibrarian says:

    Is anyone else getting a rather Edward Gorey-esque feel from these?

  4. lectroid says:

    Is anyone else getting a “I hope Disney lawyers don’t notice and gin up Ye Olde Cease and Desist Legal Notice Generator and Soul-Crushing Device” feel from these?

    They’re awfully cute and clearly well done. i.e. Prime targets for the trademark sharks.

  5. giddygirlie says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your feedback. Indeed, all of my embroidered creations are hand-made and no machines are harmed in the process.

    To respond to the question that everyone seems to have regarding the use of the imagery: I believe it falls solidly into the category of Fair Use. These are definitely inspired by existing characters, but the artwork is my own design and the final product is 100% unlike anything that Disney has ever made themselves. Because of the hand-made nature of everything that I create, I am not at all impeding on their ability to sell products with these characters and the volume of my sales are very low (hand-made takes time!) as is the (very little) money that I make from selling these works. I will never sell 1,000 or even 100 or even 20 of these hand-embroidered pieces. These are not “art gallery” pieces that are selling for thousands of dollars and these are not mass-produced knock-offs trying to present themselves as something else.

    I make things to make people happy. I am not in the hand-embroidery business to get rich! :) Obviously, if asked to C&D, I would, but I think that my extremely small-time, hand-made operation complements the existing portfolio of merchandise, rather than competes with it in any way.

    That being said, the Boing Boing logo would make a fantastic cross-stitch! ;-)

  6. cenoxo says:

    After comparing these to a Disney Haunted Mansion poster, I get the feeling that they’re just simplified copies of someone else’s artwork — evil mega-corporate ownership though it may be — coming out of an embroidery program and into a computerized sewing machine.

    The BB logo would lend itself to embroidery quite nicely. Is it OK if Giddygirlie resells it?

  7. Takuan says:

    refuse to answer them unless the C&D letter is in petticoat.

  8. Takuan says:

    “petti-point” dammit.

  9. arkizzle / Moderator says:


    .. coming out of an embroidery program and into a computerized sewing machine.

    From the artist’s Etsy page:

    This auction is for all three of the hand-embroidered ghosts which will be MADE TO ORDER. > Turn-around time is approx. FIVE (5) business days + shipping time. > Because these are each uniquely stitched, there may be slight variations to the final product. The fabric is an off-white raw (undyed) cotton.

  10. cenoxo says:

    My mistake, apologies. T’was a feeling on my part, not a fact.

    They’re still not her designs to use freely, tho. In all that hand-crafted needlework, I don’t see any “© Disney. All rights reserved” stitchery.

    Must be ghostly.

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