How to Charge for Cross Stitch Commission Work???

After stitching for many years now, am at a point where would like to look =
into doing commissioned work. But not sure how to locate clients (thinking =
Etsy??), how much to charge per piece - materials, labor, etc. And how to v=
ary that by the complexity of the work, the type of material sewing on 14 c=
t, 18 ct, etc, cotton vs. linen, over 1 versus over 2.
If anyone is currently doing commission work, would appreciate any advice =
on getting started. Also if doing work and selling on your own, where are y=
ou selling it and how much are you charging (how do you figure out what to =
charge??)?
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lya348
k into doing commissioned work. But not sure how to locate clients (thinkin= g Etsy??), how much to charge per piece - materials, labor, etc. And how to= vary that by the complexity of the work, the type of material sewing on 14= ct, 18 ct, etc, cotton vs. linen, over 1 versus over 2.
e on getting started. Also if doing work and selling on your own, where are= you selling it and how much are you charging (how do you figure out what t= o charge??)?
Very hard - I've stitched for a shop and for a designer. In the case of th= e shop, I got shop credit which worked out well. It paid for all of my sup= plies (silks, overdyes, fabrics). Just don't think you are going to actual= ly earn much. I did a piece for a designer which took me over 700 hours of= stitching. I have about '$1200' credit in my 'account' with the designer.= I can use it to buy things from the designer's website, or get first dibs= on stuff she puts up on her 'stitchers' page. I suspect that I will never = use my credit since most of the patterns on her site are not ones I'd stitc= h. I'm not really complaining, if you want to stitch on commission know th= at you really are doing it for the love of the stitching not the getting pa= id.
MargW
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MargW
My advice is to get at least half the fee upfront. I knew a gal who did a= crewel bellpull, never collected a dime, wanted $75 and the client changed= her mind and didn't want it. The stitcher was NOT interested in keeping t= he bellpull, of course. Maybe she donated it for a raffle?
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tweeny90655
Hi is there anyone on here who is doing commission work?? I know it has been several years; this post came up when I googled. Let me know if you are interested in a job I have; it includes all materials and is 2/3 done - the original stitcher passed away and we are trying to get the job done for her family member. Many thanks! Merrie Beth
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