Friday, July 26, 2013

Attention to Detail

before and after trimming

Doug did some more pressing yesterday and last night I began the final step in bringing my scarves to, in my opinion, saleable condition.

You don't have to do as I do.  Trimming the wispy bits off the ends of the fringe is purely a personal choice kind of thing.  A final step that takes some time to do and isn't, in some people's minds, necessary.

Some people question whether or not the knots will hold once they have been trimmed.  All I can say is that I've not had a customer complain.  Yet.  And my own scarves (lightly worn, it's true) show no signs of the knots not holding.

To me, trimming the fringes makes them look tidy.  Neat.  Hopefully worth the price I'm going to be putting on them for sale.

An item is worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it.  I'm hoping the buying public will think these scarves are worth my price....always a gamble when you are a self-employed creative person...

Nearly 40 years after making the decision to become a professional/production weaver I'm still wondering how someone who needs as high a level of 'security' as I want chose a profession with so little!

1 comment:

Emily McCumber said...

I agree! The trimmed look is much more professional looking. And it looks like you're leaving plenty of room for the knot to still have a bit of wiggle room. :)