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Pindiy  Post time 2017-9-30 23:45 |Read mode
Hello everyone,
I'm wondering, I have made a lot of stitchingworks for myself, as a present or stitching a kit for others.
In the years you make these works, never mind what it is, cross-stitching, knitting, crochet or something else.
Do you keep all your works, sell it, or give it away as a present.
I made some works towels, cards and stitchingwork all I gave it away, to people who appriciate my work.
I'm interessing in it, I hope you will give me a answer.
Thank you very much.

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Post time: 2017-10-2 16:04
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I only do cross stitch so don't know what the market would be for selling knitting and crochet but if it's garments I think people would pay to get a nice hand made sweater or scarf etc.  As for cross stitch there's so much work involved  and it takes so long that I really don't think you would ever get back even a fraction of what the piece is worth - even if it's small, everything takes time.  Plus I don't think people really appreciate the work that goes into a cross stitch - they think you can make something in a few weeks!  So I just make things for myself and occasionally I'll make a card for someone.

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I do it also, for myself and my dad, only a Christmascard for the one I love. Your own work will not be finished, and the one who asked you wanted for free or a apple and a egg.  Post time 2017-10-5 22:33
I know exactly what you mean!! A friend of mine asked me to stitch a Heaven and Earth Design for her which is huge and thought it would take me about 3 months to do - I told her it would probably tak  Details Reply Post time 2017-10-5 22:01
Yes I agree, I give you a example, a neighbour asked me to stitch The Balinese Woman, in a month, out of her mind. I took me a year. Later she said it cost to much linnen and the threads.  Post time 2017-10-5 17:04
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Post time: 2017-10-5 22:01
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spacecadet2015 2017-10-2 16:04
I only do cross stitch so don't know what the market would be for selling knitting and crochet but i ...

I know exactly what you mean!!  A friend of mine asked me to stitch a Heaven and Earth Design for her which is huge and thought it would take me about 3 months to do - I told her it would probably take a couple of years!!  And when I told her how much the materials would be she looked at me as if I was crazy!  So I didn't stitch it for her!

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Great dission.  Post time 2017-10-5 22:29
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Post time: 2017-10-1 02:26
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I've always stitched for myself or for friends and family.  Someone did ask me a while ago if I would sell my work, but I've never thought about it seriously.  You spend so much time even on a small project that you could never make a living from it considering the hours of work but I suppose if you cover the costs of your materials with a little bonus on top it can make it worth selling. At least you are making more people happy with your work!!!

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Indeed you are right, thanks for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-1 19:43
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I've often wondered that too about selling my stitching work, but then I don't think you could sell it for the amount of time and effort put in. That's why so many of my completed projects are still in my linen cupboard I have given some cards away as gifts though

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I agree with you, people don't know how many hours you stitched in a stitchingwork. Thanks for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-1 19:46
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Post time: 2017-10-2 11:48
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I give away most of what I make, I don't have much space to store things but I like making things so I give them away. The only thing I haven't given away is a really big cross stitch that I did, if anyone expressed an interest in it then I would give it to them though.

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That is very nice of you, selling your work is not easy, people want to give so much money for it. We say always for a apple and a egg, that means almost notting. Thank you for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-2 18:50
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Post time: 2017-10-3 07:07
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I make things for myself, for gifts, and some to sell. I sew a lot and I make toys and other items for children to sell. It helps support my crafting habit!
My embroidery and cross stitching is mainly for myself or gifts.

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Thank you cassie for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-5 22:34
Me also I cross-stitch for myself and make for Christmas some cards, always Permin they are expensive, but I do that only for people I love. Thanks for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-5 17:08
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Post time: 2017-10-1 04:04
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Could never get enough money to warrant selling them.  Too much time and effort involved - it would not be something I enjoy, it would become a "job" just MHO.

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I agree, thanks for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-1 19:44
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Post time: 2017-10-1 08:41
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I both sell and give away my amigurumi. I have a little following of people who buy my artwork be it amigurumi or hand sewn mini teddy bears or softies.

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Thank you very much for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-1 19:47
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Post time: 2017-10-1 01:24
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I give most of mine away as gifts. Many, many years ago I would sell some of my work at craft sales, but haven't done that in a very long time.

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Thanks for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-1 02:01
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Post time: 2017-10-1 11:39
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Editado por amor puro en 2017-10-1 00:40

I starting giving always my work as presents and now, even though it is not my main job, i sell them

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Thank you very much for your answer.  Post time 2017-10-1 19:49
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Post time: 2017-10-1 01:11
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I embroider pictures mostly for myself )) Some I give to friends.

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Thanks for your answer. Have a nice Sunday.  Post time 2017-10-1 02:01
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Post time: 2017-10-1 11:08
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Most of mine donated out for charity sell .

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That is a great idea, you make other people happy my compliments.  Post time 2017-10-1 19:48
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