Weaving yardage

Hi everyone, I have recently been asked to we've yardage for a local dress designer. All materials will be given to me. What do I charge!? Any suggestions? D


Posted on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 17:33

Kind of depends. How long? How wide? EPI? How many shuttles? Who does the wet finishing?

Good luck with it. Sounds like an interesting project.


Posted on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:03

It doesn't really matter what you charge, it's still unlikely to amount to fair compensation for your time.  Except for an elite few exceptional artists, handweaving ceased to be lucrative some time around 1820 when the power loom came into common use.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.  Just pick a price that seems slightly high, but not unreasonable for the amount of cloth you'll be providing and do it for for the shear joy of the weaving.  Then use the money you earn to buy some nice yarns for your own personal project.