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May 14, 2013 05:15:32   #
wooniemac
 
Hi can anyone tell me what else Alan Dart had created in his Alice In Wonderland Set please?.
I have The Mad Hatter and The White Rabbit,and I think he did Alice and The Cheshire Cat??.
Thank you
 
May 14, 2013 05:27:08   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
The list from his website is:
Alice
Caterpillar
Cheshire Cat
Dormouse in teapot
Mad Hatter
White Rabbit

But the patterns are no longer available because the licences have expired. You may find them second-hand somewhere.
May 14, 2013 05:30:29   #
minniemo
 
Yes he did do Alice and the Cheshire Cat......Also there was the Dormouse in a Teapot.
May 14, 2013 06:04:54   #
wooniemac
 
Thank you Ladies for the information.
May 15, 2013 08:17:05   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
Do you find his patterns accurate?
May 15, 2013 09:13:24   #
hallsyh
 
From the Alan Dart website:
Where can I buy the patterns you designed of well-known characters like Brambly Hedge and Beatrix Potter? I have seen copies for sale but believe these aren’t legal.

All the patterns for these and other licensed characters are now long out of print and the licenses to sell them have expired. A licensed character is one that appears in other mediums, such as books, films, or television programmes and, although I own the copyright to the instructions, I can’t legally release the patterns again until a company that prints knitting leaflets pays for the use of the license. You may be able to find some original patterns offered for sale, but photocopies, CDs and downloads of these designs are illegal because they not only infringe my copyright but also that of the license holders, and I’d be most grateful if you would report these sellers to me.
 
          
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