OCI: Illustrations in Outlandish Companion

Joined: 5:52 PM - May 01, 2012

7:20 PM - Jun 29, 2012 #1

I'm wondering if the illustrations in Outlandish Companion were all drawn by the same person, or if they are copyright free images, maybe from Dover publications. I would like to use some of them in needlework or embroidery, and don't want to step on anyone's toes. Rosemary

Joined: 2:05 AM - Jan 14, 2011

3:46 PM - Jul 03, 2012 #2

If they are content in the books, they are copywritten, just like a photo or words on a page.

You can use them for needlepoint for your own personal use. Ie, you want it as a wall hanging for your home, you think it will make a nice pillow, etc. You cannot sell them without explicit written permission from the author and/or publisher. Even content on Diana's blog and website would be considered copywritten-- so be careful what you use the images for. You can quote, with proper attribution. You can also satirize-- that is covered under free speech.

Joined: 5:56 PM - Apr 09, 2012

3:24 PM - Nov 03, 2016 #3

Rosemary, if you do make some needlework with the images PLEASE post it. I'd love to see what you make! :) I like to diddle with embroidery sporadically BUT really like seeing what real needlework artists are able to do. I saw on FB somewhere where someone was going to use the images from the Outlander coloring book to embroider and turn into a quilt (for personal use)...she was just getting started so she didn't have anything to show but the idea intrigued me!