Sharing is not about giving away creative ideas or designs. It is about avoiding a monopoly of techniques, and letting it evolve. Maybe sharing is not the right word.
Clearly, it is everybody's right to choose what they want to make 'public' or not. However, it should be commonly accepted that as soon as a stitch goes out into the world, the stitch becomes everyone's, to play with, to develop, and go beyond limits. That's what it's all about.
Techniques are not copyrightable. You cannot refuse the right to another one to use a particular technique. It's fortunate, because if we didn't have the right to use the techniques, we would not be beading at all.
|This square is a 4-pointed 'triangle'|
Why are we so concerned about this matter? Because of this:
|This star is an addition of several|
|Jalisco is a 10-pointed 'triangle'|
Creatives who find a way of making something and who refuse the right to others to use it even if those others find out by themselves how to do it, or a variation, can simply not show their work. However, they better be open to the possibility that another brilliant someone could have the same ideas. 8 billions of human brains on Earth, that is a lot of potential. It happens to me all the time.
We all inspire each other. We all work with the same material. As designers, we know that the stitches are not ours, but what we make with it, is. And when others take it and make it evolve, we have to let it go...