Friday, April 24, 2015
That Thing That Hand-makers Face
I chalked that one up to experience. Not happenin' again any time soon.
Listen, fellow textile artists. Knitters are textile artists too. Sometimes they make original designs. Sometimes they "just" knit socks. Plain Vanilla Socks. With great yarn. And they run into the same thing.
Thought you might enjoy what my favourite knitter, Stephanie (The Yarn Harlot) had to say today...Hint: the title of her blog post? "No, I won't make you a pair for $10". Go, Steph!
*editted = beautifully and skillfully altered by a photo-editting program.
Posted by Margaret at 5:35 pm
Labels: art versus craft, fair pricing, knitters, socks, the Yarn Harlot
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Sorry about that. I understand. I learned that lesson myself. I no longer donate artwork to causes that don't respect the artist.
You're already building a reputation as an artist at the galleries--these "auction for charity" things never benefit the artist, not in exposure, real recognition or future sales---we need to value ourselves more, whatever we do.
I learned the same thing. So now I donate cash in the amount of my materials, and save my time for something else.
Yup-been there too. I no longer donate either. I feel like many times it is misunderstood, but I just simply will no longer donate to those types of venues. Sorry that it happened to you.
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