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The World of Wrist Worms

November 16, 2010

Yesterday I looked in my yarn basket and saw it was empty, so today I took a walk to a couple of yarn stores to fill up my storage and also updated the Wrist Worms Sale Section with a few more of the previously sold out colours. Here you find all the available colours, all made of 100% quality wool, NO acrylic. The original Wrist Worms from me to you.

Lately i’ve been dealing with a copycat and it takes so much energy to fight for the right to your own work. We are artists – we must help eachother, not steal from eachother.

Thank you for your always so very kind comments here on my blog, and thank you so much for supporting my work. I don’t have the words to describe my gratitude, I show it in images instead – tomorrow I promise something else than shop updates 🙂

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22 Comments

  • Reply Maria November 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    ojoj vilken fröjd för ögat hehe:) snygg färg, de röda längst ner i hörnet.
    jag håller på att virka ett par tofflor. hittade ett enkelt mönster, vad kul det är:)

  • Reply PinkBow November 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Your images really are thanks enough 🙂

  • Reply Samantha November 16, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    It must be so disheartening to deal with a copycat! It's sad when people have to copy someone else's original idea; I don't know how they feel okay about it! Best of luck with getting the copycat to stop.

  • Reply Anonymous November 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Do you mean this copy cat http://mitrika.blogspot.com/ ? I have had my eyes on her for a while. She used to call them Wrist Worms, I wonder where from she got that idea. She has also copyed your way of packaging the product http://mimitrika-shop.blogspot.com/search/label/luvas.

    Good Luck!
    Jennie

  • Reply Dennis November 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Keep fighting – your originality will always prevail!

  • Reply máni November 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    some people just don't seem to get the idea of 'inspiration'. it really sucks and i hope you will succesfully deal with that problem. good luck!!

  • Reply Gabriela Mora November 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    For a friend between in your blog, and since I follow it I like what you do, the blog, the design, your design, the colors, everything, I like much!!

  • Reply Flora November 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Hello Sandra! I think your Wrist Worms are just great: the name you gave them, the packaging, their simple but efficient design, the thread you use… the best way to do these has already been discovered and used by you. Still, I hope this copycat story will soon be behind you. You need all your energy to get ready for Berlin now 🙂

  • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn November 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Jennie > yes that's her… i told her to stop calling them wrist worms and then she started making them even more similar to mine + selling them. there have been quite a few people e-mailing me about her and i'm happy people stand up for me and my work – i'm forever grateful!

  • Reply dahlhaus November 17, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Sandra, I'm so happy with my recent wrist worm purchases from your shop- I've kept one pair, gave one to my sister for her birthday and will give another pair to another sister at Christmas (shh!). Thanks for making such lovely, 100% woolen wrist worms. So sorry to hear about the copy cat…
    Heather

  • Reply Marion November 17, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Your wrist worms are so adorable. Keep fighting girl !!!!!!

  • Reply allesistgut November 17, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I cross my fingers for the originality of your wrist worms.

  • Reply Anonymous November 17, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I wrote her a comment on her blog asking she if she is inspired by your creations and she replyed in portuguese something about many people are making wrist warmers so that was her excuse. I do not think it is a good excuse to make them so much alike yours! Then she took away my comment!!

    Jennie

  • Reply mette / ungt blod November 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

    she is a troll – when i commented on her flickr that the design, the packaging and even the styling of her photos were copied, she simply took down the photo so the comment disappeared 🙁 bad style. bad karma.

  • Reply Perfect Witch November 17, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Really saddened by this. I come from a country which is warm enough without wrist worms (India), but I adore these worms. I hope you stay positive.

  • Reply gina November 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Distracted by my own "story"
    I missed this post. I feel it
    sister. I feel it.

  • Reply Gina Lee Bean November 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Sandra…you're the bomb! We all know you are the real deal.
    Besides, looking at the other work that this copycat does, it appears that nothing she does is original. I can see similarities in everything from what she makes to her styling and photography style to many other 'more established' artists on the net. Kinda sad actually.

  • Reply steph. November 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    good luck with the copycat sandra. i wish we could help.

  • Reply Maria November 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    jag var så koncentrerad på alla dina nya värmare att jag missade hela copycat-grejen!! faaaan vad surt! jag kommer ju ihåg att någon hade kopierat buttcrackerna också, kan det vara samma typ.. att folk kan vara så fräcka:((

  • Reply Nurit November 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    It's an interesting discussion that developed here. I personally don't find her work to be so shockingly similar to yours, just my opinion. She does a lot of different things and her colors are different.

    Here's an interesting TED video about this issue: http://www.ted.com/talks/johanna_blakley_lessons_from_fashion_s_free_culture.html

  • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn November 20, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Nurit > i understand your opinion, because she's removed the stuff that showed how obviously she copied 🙂 hopefully problem is solved.

  • Reply Sarah November 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    i recently had to deal with my own copy cat. i try to tell myself it's part of success (i've made it!), but it's still disappointing. keep at it though, love your blog, and your worms!

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