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Cathryn Peters
Re: Pricing
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:10am
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Hi Marsha,

I haven't posted here about the wonderful article in Taproot (Issue 29:: Age) magazine that Suzanne Travers wrote and featured your weavers at SAGE, but I did write about it in TSWG newsletter a couple issues ago. Congratulations on the wonderful press and for sharing your craft, the business and your volunteer weavers! Here's a link to their website http://www.sageeldercare.org/shop-sage/furniture/

Here are the answers to your questions regarding my charges and pricing:

Yes, I charge the same for herringbone and porch weaves.
Yes, I charge more for binder cane and narrow reed than for the wider because it takes more time to weave and there's a greater material cost.
Yes, I charge more for rush wrapped corners because they are more difficult and usually on removable seats which are harder to hold and weave.
No, I do not charge more for round seats, but I do charge more for smaller gauge cane than narrow medium because it takes longer to weave the finer gauge since there are usually more holes and it takes me longer to weave with fine or fine-fine cane.

I fly through the seats with narrow medium cane or greater and can finish even the round ones in only four hours. But when the gauge gets tiny, it slows down my weaving quite a bit. So I learned many years ago to charge more for finer gauge cane.

For several years now, my family life has limited the time I've been able to do the day-to-day restoration work so I put myself on sort of a retirement mode and have not been taking much work but the answers above are still in effect.

The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peters
https://www.WickerWoman.com/pricing-charges

  • Pricing dorset14, Tue Jan 22 7:02pm
    We're updating our pricing policies and have some questions that I can't find answers to in previous posts: Do you charge the same for herringbone and porch weaves? Do you charge more for binder cane ... more
    • Re: Pricing Cathryn Peters, Wed Jan 23 9:10am
    • Pricing gm.hefley, Wed Jan 23 8:55am
      Rush chairs I charge $7 and inch measured across front of chair legs. Includes materials and sealing with marine spar varnish. Windsor chairs I charge $25 extra for, Cane chairs I charge $1.50 per... more
    • Re: Pricing jwoods.enterprises, Wed Jan 23 4:50am
      Everyone does this a little differently Here are my answers to your questions Do you charge the same for herringbone and porch weaves? Yes Do you charge more for binder cane and narrow reed than you... more
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