Monetary matters


I need your help. We’ve set a goal to have an online store by August, and the biggest unresolved question may be the most important: how much do we charge for our yarn?

Take these two skeins of that “Rocker Gurl” yarn. Each is around 5 ounces and 135 yds. I realize that’s not much, you’d probably need both to make a small project, but that’s as much as I can fit comfortably on one bobbin.

It looks like shipping will come in at around $5. How much would you pay/charge for one of these skeins?

Let me know in the comments. I promise not to be offended! We have enough skeins of yarn lying around, we need to make a decision and start selling the stuff.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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4 Responses to Monetary matters

  1. trip to my sister knits or lambspun for pricing expedition? I’d start there and get an idea of what other alpaca yarns are selling for and then adjust for “cool” factor.

    • Yeah. I need to do that anyway. We’re thinking about entering some competitions this year, and I need a better idea of what the judges look for in handspun yarn. Sigh. I’m such a home body! I’d rather never leave the house.

  2. Nina Boyett says:

    perhaps you can “research” other online yarn stores – yarnmarket.com is a site I have used to buy specialty yarns, I have been to Skein http://www.skeinyarns.com/ in Pasadena, CA and love their specialty yarns but they are priced high. A Stitch In Time http://www.needlepoint-knitting.com/ in San Marino, CA is one of my favorite specialty yarn stores. Your yarn looks fabulous and plan on buying from you soon 🙂

  3. starproms says:

    Ok, I recently bought the sea green roving for $20 for 4 ozs. I bought it in a shop so they must have added their cut on top. Tomorrow I’ll post on what I did with the roving and there will be a link to the lady’s blog who provided the roving to the shop. You could also look at a website which I use over here in England. Google on Forest Fibres in England and you’ll see what we pay for the roving over here. Of course if you see overseas, you need to take into account the exchange rate and also the extra cost of postage.

    Hope that’s helpful.

    Good luck with your shop. I hope it’s a big success.

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