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philodendron5
« on: November 09, 2005 11:46:54 PM »

Okay. So this is completely random, but I've been toying with this idea lately. I'm getting married in June 2007 and I want to give my lovely ladies shawls as a gift. I however cannot knit/crochet.. I've tried. I suck. I hate it.

Anyways! So, I'd like to contract with a craftster if possible, you know keeping it all in the family.  Grin I of course would provide all of the materials and pay. As for payment! I'm broke, but I'm also a potter. I was thinking that it might be a fair trade for 5 shawls... some monetary compensation, and then a variety of lovely bowls, platters, etc. From my biased perspective, I feel like that would be a fair trade.

I really love the highly detailed, delicate looking shawls.. but then again a small detail goes a long way.... I'd be completely willing to talk it out.  I have limited knowledge in this field.

So... here's hoping someone thinks that it's a great idea...  Grin 
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eunnyjang
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005 04:14:39 AM »

What a pretty idea for your wedding!  I would be happy to do it - here are a couple of things I've made in the past couple months, all for Christmas gifts:





And I'm working on two of these for Xmas, too:


(Image courtesy of Fiddlesticks Knitting).

These are just samples of what I can do; I'm reasonably confident that I could do pretty much any pattern you wanted.  As for setting a price/trade...materials would be approx $16.00 for each for a cobweb-weight shawl of 100% Merino wool (of course, the price of the yarn could go up in the next year, and there would probably be other material costs involved...say the total would be $20.00/shawl for materials?).  And two weeks worth of knitting go into each one, so fair compensation for that.

Let me know if you're interested!  This sounds like fun, mainly because I love knitting lace, but hate wearing it and am running out of people to pawn it off on.  We can take this to PM or email if you prefer...if you like, I could help you choose an existing pattern, or we could come up with something new with lace stitches that would have special meaning and symbolism for you...I suppose there would probably be a slightly higher cost per shawl for that service.

My only question - is it okay to sell/trade something made from someone else's pattern?
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yahaira
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005 04:55:15 AM »

I think it's ok if the op buys a copy of the pattern as well (or the only copy if you don't already own it).  So she's paying for your work but not the pattern (if that makes sense)
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eunnyjang
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2005 04:57:27 AM »

A HA!  Thank you, lovely lady!
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2005 05:50:33 AM »

This thread made me smile.

That's all.
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philodendron5
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2005 11:43:38 PM »

YAY!!!!

I'm so excited about this! I was worried that the number five would be a little bit daunting  Grin OFF TO PM!

WOOHOO!
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Meatwad: I'm satan's onion... or scallion, something like that.

Frylock: I think you mean minion.

Meatwad: oh yeah, that's right.
Lyla
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005 11:14:12 PM »

Those shawls are gorgeous. I can only DREAM about making something so elegant looking.

Very nice.
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