# You asked: How much should I charge for handspun yarn?

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## How much does hand spun wool cost?

Price per Yard: Many artists price their handspun yarn between \$. 50-2.00 per yard based on the price of fibers used to spin it. For example, if you have a 50 yard skein of handspun yarn, it would then be priced between \$25.00-100.00.

## Can you make money spinning yarn?

Other hand spinners get about \$20-40 a skein. Getting the yarn in the hands of the customers is the fastest way to sell – but I lose a hefty chunk of the profits to commission. Some things to help your yarn stand out from the crowd. make a better yarn than people can buy commercially.

## How much can you sell yarn for?

One ball of yarn can be sold at about \$3. 100-percent wool yarn skeins, meanwhile, can be charged at about \$5. Other supplies, like books, can be sold for between \$5 and \$20. Keep the prices cheap.

## How do you price handmade items?

In her Tips for Pricing your Handmade Goods blog on Craftsy, artesian entrepreneur Ashley Martineau suggests this formula:

1. Cost of supplies + \$10 per hour time spent = Price A.
2. Cost of supplies x 3 = Price B.
3. Price A + Price B divided by 2 (to get the average between these two prices) = Price C.
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## How long does it take to hand spin yarn?

An average sweater, depending on the size, uses approx 700 grams – 1000 grams of yarn. So to spin enough yarn to knit a sweater would take about 10-15 hours to spin, in the weight that I use for my handknits. If the hand spun yarn is also dyed, this is done after the yarn has been spun.

## What is hand spun wool?

Handspun wool is irregular in the tension of its twist; and when soaked in dye, it is spun tightly and more where it is spun. Handspun wool absorbs dye unevenly and produces variegated color. It has an uneven, nubby surface. This creates an informal, hand-made look in carpets.

## How long does it take to make yarn?

Making yarn is a painstaking job that takes about two hours. First, the clippings are carded, using a brush or comb to align the individual hairs. Next, the fur is spun into a long strand, using a spinning wheel. Afterward, the finished yarn is wound into skeins or balls.