jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Designer Fashions and some thoughts...

I've been looking at fashion for spring - high end, designer, what's being shown in crochet and knitting....
So check these out....
I hesitate to copy the images, so go look.

I'd like to think that New Mexico's Fiber Community can produce things AS edgy, AS classic, More Beautifully made than these examples;

Maison Martin Margiela
Cobweb crochet shrug
Viscose fiber

Kimberly Ovitz
Lester faux-suede crochet-knit sweater
Faux Suede: acrylic, polyester and polyurethane

Are we in the wrong market? Is there any way we can ask 10 to 15 to 20% of the retail of these items for our handwork and not be told it's too much money and "I can but it at the big W------ store for $5.00."?

And yet we price our work so low. I'm as guilty of this as the next person however I think it's time for all of us to price our work at what we feel is "the price" and not be un-proud of our Value as craftspeople.

I'm learning to value my time and my work and I am entitled to ask a fair price for what I sell.
I don't think that's too much to ask.
'Nuff said.

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