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7 December 2006

Clarification of Identity

To my friends, Embroiderers' Guilds, Lace Guilds and businesses in Australia & New Zealand.

You may not be aware that there are two people by the name of Christine Bishop. Over the past year there have been two articles published in Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine (April and October 2006) under the name of "Christine Bishop" by an embroiderer from Queensland. The only means of identifying us is the telephone number at the end of the article. The last article I wrote for Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine was published in November 2003 (Vol 10 No. 4). Since then, I have written several articles for Inspirations magazine and the next will be published in April 2007.

I had contacted the editor of Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine pointing out that people are confusing us and would they add "Queensland" after her name. As this has fallen on deaf ears and I am forced to take steps to rectify the situation.

While it is not illegal for the other person to publish under their name, I consider the situation unethical and morally wrong. My entire career is based upon my name and reputation for which I have worked hard over 25 years. From now on I will add my second name initial "Christine P Bishop" and "South Australia" to avoid any confusion. I would appreciate your cooperation and ask you please when advertising any classes, articles, lecture or information on me to clearly identify which Christine Bishop.

Feel free to publish this email in any newsletters, magazines, pass it on to your friends and anyone within the textile field, however, please check the list first.

Christine P Bishop
Adelaide, South Australia

PS: The last article I wrote for Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine was dated November 2003. I have written several articles for Inspirations magazine and the next will be published in April 2007.