How do you price your handspun yarn?

There is a fair bit of handspun yarn on etsy these days -- maybe check out their prices? But be sure to check the variables -- weight of fiber, length of skein/WPI of fiber, fiber/dye used, number of plies -- and you can also see how much they've sold, which is one way to tell if they've priced it higher than the (etsy) market prefers.

Now, that's just etsy -- I don't know how "etsy" prices compare to ebay or other placed online where people may be selling handspun.

(posted by me on TechSpin this day)

The picture at the top is some cochineal dyed wool on a Jenkins Turkish spindle. Two-ply, worsted-to-bulky, intended for nalbinding, under 2 ounces. Probably enough for an accent in the nalbound slippers it is meant for ... I'm thinking hot red toes, grey foot.

3 comments:

Pippi said...

Personally, I think some of the handspun on esty is underpriced. (granted, I haven't looked in a while.)
There could be a few reasons, there seems to be a ton of it on the market.. People not charging what their time is worth, etc... etc..
But, that is just my opinion.

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

there are two posts I always go to, the first is by Teresa Simmons, here: http://www.fiberfemmes.com/JulyAugust2006/article2.htm -- she had been selling handspun on eBay since at least 2001 when she wrote this in 2006, as I first saw it there, then. The second is by Abby Franquemont, here: http://abbysyarns.com/2007/03/updates-on-handspun-yarn-pricing-post

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

there are two posts I always go to, the first is by Teresa Simmons, here: http://www.fiberfemmes.com/JulyAugust2006/article2.htm -- she had been selling handspun on eBay since at least 2001 when she wrote this in 2006, as I first saw it there, then. The second is by Abby Franquemont, here: http://abbysyarns.com/2007/03/updates-on-handspun-yarn-pricing-post