What’s the protocol?

One of my commentors asked me for the instructions for the block and offset shell pattern I used in my blue blanket. It is from the Harmony Guides. What’s the legality or otherwise of posting the stitch instructions on the net? It isn’t a pattern, but a stitch pattern.

And here for the curious, are the front and back covers of the Southmaid booklet I made my last doily from.


As you can see, the Berka shells doily is on the back cover (framed). The one at the bottom is a larger version, which I didn’t make since I wasn’t confident I had the time to finish it and get it framed.

No one has yet told me what a Berka shell is! Is Berka a name?

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

6 thoughts on “What’s the protocol?

  1. I feel I may have solved the “Berka Shell” mystery. If I google “berka,” your blog is the #1 (i.e. “most relevant) hit. The other results are also finished doilies on blogs.

    So, what’s a Berka shell? A doily. A lace pattern. That’s the best I can find.

  2. Well, Berka is certainly MY name.
    Bad Berka is a spa town in Germany near the Czech border– It looks like more of a Czech name than German to me because of the “ka” ending.

    Donna Berka

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