I am always delighted to see what the ladies who come to my weekly crochet classes have been making - if you have ever looked at my Facebook page, you will have seen some of their wonderful work! One lady, who joined as a complete beginner at the end of January, has just completed this amazing table cloth:
Beautifully crocheted in 4 ply mercerised cotton from an American pattern
35 squares, each taking about 2 hours to make, which means that
if someone was being paid just the minimum wage to make this table cloth, it would cost more than £425 for the person's time alone, not to mention the materials!
So, when buying handmade, if somebody thinks that things are expensive, I would ask them to stop to think about time. How long did it take to make? Should the maker be paid less than the national minimum wage for his or her time?
This table cloth is not for sale...it will be treasured by the lady that made it and, to her, it is priceless!