Sunday, July 24, 2016

Aug. 13 Meeting Preview: Pricing Your Work to Sell

“How much would it cost you to make one of those for me? I’ll buy the yarn.” “What price should I put on this dishcloth for the church fair? Can you believe they were $13 online?” “Can I deduct the charity items I make from my taxes?” “I want to start a crochet business. How do people decide prices?”

We’ll explore all these questions and more at the August meeting, with Lisa leading the discussion. She’s interviewed several CTC members who sell their crocheted items. She’s also gathered information from blogs and made a list of books in the Textile Center library that can help answer these questions. Even if you don’t plan to sell your work, you’ll want to join the discussion about how to handle all those folks who want you to make “one of those” for them.

To get the most out of this meeting, you don’t need to bring any supplies, but feel free to work on your crochet during the discussion. It might be a good time to work on hats an mittens for charity (see CTC charity-projects)

The meeting will be held Saturday, August 13th, at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Open Crochet
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Announcements and Show and Tell
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Education Session
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Open Crochet
If you're new to Crochet Twin Cities, you can join us by downloading our  membership form and bringing the amount shown on the form to the meeting, or you can pay the non-member fee of $5 for attending one meeting. New members/visitors are encouraged to arrive between 10:30 and 11 a.m.