Not sure if anyone can help me out with this or not. I've been approached by someone to make them a commissioned cross stitch which would be similar to the one pictured below. Two characters and a phrase, framed to measure about 4 X 6 inch or 5 X 7 in a frame.
Since I mostly cross stitch for friends and family, I'm a little uncertain what to charge for such a piece. The characters and lettering are already designed (from previous pieces) so all I would need to do is draw a quick sketch of where to stitch them on the fabric and then start stitching.
Time wise, this would take me about 5-6 hours total from sketching through stitching to framing. In terms of cost of supplies, I'm looking at approximately $10-$15. I'll probably be giving the piece to the person myself, so no need to consider shipping costs.
Can anyone make any recommendations as to what would be fair/reasonable to charge for a piece like this? Does anyone have/know of a going rate for cross stitching by the hour?
I had four pieces similar to this one in a silent auction over the weekend for the charity Equality Now. The final bids ranged from $45 to $110, but I'm thinking a contributing factor on the highest one was that the person was making a donation to the charity, not just getting the completed cross stitch.
Any advice/feedback would be greatly appreciated.