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ni
« on: October 02, 2009 11:20:36 AM »

I am thinking about trying to sell some stuff on Etsy but I'm afraid it won't sell. Obviously, you don't know until you try, but has anyone had experience selling?
I guess my question is, do people understand woven objects for what they are? They can get pretty pricey, considering the time and yarn involved and it's almost not worth it to sell them.
What do you think?
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ni
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009 11:21:40 AM »

I've had some great experiences trading goods for other hand-crafted goods at fairs and stuff.
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francorios
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009 03:39:17 PM »

You just gotta try. My lovely wife had some limited success selling handspun yarns on etsy.

Some things will sell and others will not. Today we went to a church craft sale with a table full handspun yarns, hand knitted hats & scarves, and hand woven cotton towels. We sold one cotton washcloth for $5, which was the asking price.

That was all we sold during the five hour craft sale. We did not expect to sell much, though we were surprised to sell so little. Just wasn't much foot traffic. I was glad that somebody like my little handwoven washcloth enough to pay $5 for it.

The washcloth was made from left over yarn and was an experiment in leno weaving. I'm going to have to do some more.

I have a possible commission on 6 dish towel/placemats with matching washcloths. We priced dishtowels at $8 and washcloths at $5.

I'll probably end up making $2 per hour weaving but I need the practice anyway.

Our handspuns are typcially priced at $10 to $30 per skein (varieties of mohair, angora, merino wool, some synthetics, etc), hats and scarves for $6 to $16.

I did get comments about people not liking the pastel colors they wanted something brighter. I can work with that.

Have a good day!
Franco Rios
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