How does one price one's handmade goods? On the one hand, you want to make a profit; on the other, the goal is to move the stuff *out* of your house - if you overprice it, it won't move.
Let's start with handspun. (and I'm not touching the whole "art yarn" thing here. That would skew the prices totally out of line - we're talking a nice, pretty much evenly spun yarn, OK?) I've seen various ways of pricing: a) cost of raw materials times X (usually 2 or 3); b) X by the ounce; c) X by the yard; and d) a combination of a,b or c plus a factor for the time involved. I'm sure there are other ways folks price their yarn, but these seem to be the most common. How does this work out?
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So, what's the answer? What's the best way to price your stuff so it moves and you make a decent profit on it? (I'm not trying to make a living doing this stuff, but I would like to make enough to support my habit). How do you figure prices? Is it working for you? Do you charge a little less for less-than-perfect yarns/rovings/finished items? How much less? (I'm thinking demo stuff, here - my consistancy goes by the wayside when I have to stop/start/explain things 200 times a minute. The yarns are still good...but not my best work.)