An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, January 11, 2013
What price your labour?
I spent much of yesterday making sheets and pillowcases. Really, it would be more sensible to just buy sheets and pillowcases. I asked the lady in the material shop whether it was worth one's while to make sheets. She said, 'It is if you make them yourself, but not if you pay someone to make them'. Which means, in effect, that I am belittling my own time and energy. Oh well, it was an easy job, and these sheets are better quality than the ones I bought a few weeks ago. Which reminds me: I was briefly tempted by Egyptian cotton sheeting, but it was very expensive. There's quality, and then there's extravagance!