Friday, September 15, 2006


When I followed some links to find out what Parfait dyeing is, I found mention of Ann Johnston's book 'Colour by Accident' and instructions for Low Immersion dyeing on Paula Burch's web site; I think they are the same thing. The results are really interesting and make a good background for stencilling and screen printing.
I am making some book covers for hard backed sketch books ,using pelmet vylene as a backing, to sell at a craft fair. Its difficult to know what to charge, as they take quite a bit of time, but at the same time I do want to sell them. Any thoughts about charging?

Here I enlarged a maxi leaf pattern and stitched it as the final layer.

The dyeing and printing is done on a brushed calico, which I like as it is very tactile,almost velvet like.


  1. I just love those books! I'm afraid I'm no good at this pricing business, but have a look in somewhere like W H Smith, they are so expensive and yours are far superior.

  2. These are beautiful. I am so bad at working out what to charge for things and normally end up charging less than I should. Maybe try going to a craft fair near you to see what exhibitors there charge, and work out how much they have cost you to make. It is such a tricky one!

  3. I would be interested in one of your books once you decide on price. Please email me at Your work is lovely.


  4. This books are lovely! I am so happy to find your blog, I will came back here often to read. Your are doing so much lovely thing! good luck in the furure!


  5. These boks are lovely, I am hopeless at pricing, it is hard to reach a balance between making it worth your while and affordable for your audience. I think the area where the craft fair is held has a big impact on prices, a more arty area seem to hold the prices.

  6. I"d charge at *least* 50 bucks, considering there are pages as well----it's probably still not enough for the amopunt of work, but at some point you have to decide if "some bucks is better'n' no bucks"--they are GORGEOUS!!!!!

  7. These books are fab, I wouldn't know what to charge for such lovely time and effort, but you can guarentee that people won't want to pay what they are truely worth, everyone wants a bargain! Can I ask how you made the banner at the top of your blog? It's really brill. Love carol


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