Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Huh? Duh!

Anonymous wrote:Have you ever spun yarn or dyed any yarn? do you know what is involved with making beautiful yarn from fiber? The price may be steep to you but you get what you pay for.

Clearly this person was too busy being self righteous to bother too much with even the lightest perusal of my blog. Had they been they would have taken note of the fact I am a crafter and as such know of what she/he speaks and therefore would not have asked silly questions of me. No, one doesn't get one pays for! The yarn whilst beautiful in colour was ordinary in fibre content. Having bought loads of 100% Mongolian Cashmere, I know that I have never been charged anywhere near that price and this from a world renowned top spinner of said yarn!

if I were to charge for my labour in designing and knitting when I was earning money from it, I would have starved because no one would have paid it.

In the end we do what we do because we love it, not for riches. My kick comes from the process and knowing that my stuff is worn by people the world over. Don't misunderstand, if I could get £1000 a sweater, i would not turn it down! I wouldn't turn down $90 for my hand dyed by me socks either.
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