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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The price of a craft.

So since I've been getting back into knitting and I have a little table at a show coming up there seems to be one question that sneaks back into the fold. What is the price of a craft?

I'm not a fan of the word craft really, somehow it implies to me that I made it out of Popsicle sticks and Elmer's glue. I'm sorry if that offends others, I just don't like it. I knit, I quilt, I do a few others things as well, but I don't find myself particularly crafty. Who knows maybe others see it differently. I digress!

Okay so the issue at heart here is what do you charge for the things that you make? I know there are all kinds of calculations out there to use, like the price of material x2 + time. But of course you would never sell anything at that price. 

These little pixie hats for instance. Alpaca blend, hand knit, 0-3 month size. Okay go! I think that a fair price is around $22 but is that too much, is that not adding enough value to what they are or what I've made? Does anyone else struggle with this as much as I do? I want to be fair but I also want to be paid a decent price for doing something I love, is that even possible? 

1 comment:

Jill said...

There is no calculation for the love that goes into each and every one of your creations. I think most would consider that these are hand made, excellent quality items. I would pay $22 for the little pixie hat. It is adorable, and if I could knit I would make them.