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Gorgeous color combos!
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Stitchboard Admin message #1
Gorgeous color combos!
March 23, 2010 at 6:13:29 PM
 
Here's some great eye candy...yummy, yummy!  Grin

http://www.karenallen-fiberarts.com/home.php

I love these color combos, and the bold designs are incredible, too!  Smiley  My favorite is the Monterey Zip Sweater.  I also like the Zanzibar Nomad Scarf.  And the Rhapsody Gaitors!  (I'm guessing these are the same as cowls?)

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=



Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
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wizdmzchyld message #2
Re: Gorgeous color combos!
March 26, 2010 at 9:49:26 AM
 
Thank you for sharing.  They're beautiful.  Wouldn't it be nice to get those prices for our goods too! ;-)

Charlene


 
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Re: Gorgeous color combos!
March 26, 2010 at 3:33:31 PM
 
Charlene,

It sure would be nice to demand such great prices!  I remember the sweater set (cardi & long-sleeved pullover) a former co-worker was thinking about having me knit for her daughter.  It turned out that she was willing to pay $20 per piece (beyond materials costs), and this wasn't for an infant!

I didn't end up making the item.  Her argument was that she could go out and buy handmade sweaters from any street vendor (this was in Manhattan) for $10 apiece, so $20 was twice that and seemingly very generous to someone who didn't know how long handknit items took to make.  I couldn't compete.  Of course, these were probably items that had "fallen off a truck," so I could compete even less!

The world of handmade items is crazy.  Sadly, in order to sell and do well enough to survive, one either has to have a really good market (like a friend of mine from back then, who worked in the executive offices of the same company and had a virtually unlimited market of people willing to pay her what her work was worth) or some special niche/product nobody else offers.  (Or both!)

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=



Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
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wizdmzchyld message #4
Re: Gorgeous color combos!
March 27, 2010 at 8:48:11 PM
 
Melanie, I keep making things for people around home.  I just finished another shrug for a friend.  Until I have skills that would allow me to ask proper prices, I'm "volunteering" my friends to be walking bill boards for me.  I've tried a couple of stores (the latest hasn't responded yet) but since I love my machines and they're quick, I have hope. Grin

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Re: Gorgeous color combos!
March 28, 2010 at 11:32:31 AM
 
Charlene,

That's an ingenious idea, to have your friends "advertise" for you that way!  Smiley

I hope you get good responses from the stores.  Are these stores where you would sell on consignment?

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

 
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