HandBook for Dollmakers
Signing Your Work
by Gloria J. "Mimi" Winer
Always sign your work. Embroider your name or use a permanent marker. (Sanford's® Sharpie® Extra Fine Point Marker and Sakura® .01 Pigma® pen are good.) On many dolls, you can sign at the back of the head where it will be covered by the hair. For dolls with upswept hair styles, or for naked dolls, sign on the bottom of the foot. If neither of these locations is good, sign on the hip underneath the clothes.
Unless otherwise stated in the pattern, include the notice "Copyright © <year> <designer>" where <year> is the current year and <designer> is the name of the designer of the pattern. It gives credit to the designer and helps him or her to protect copyright.
You should also include the date (or at least the year) with your signature.
Copyright © Jim and Gloria Winer.
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