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Taylor Swift Midnights Era-Inspired Granny Square Blanket

Taylor Swift Midnights Era-Inspired Granny Square Blanket

Regular price £120.00
Regular price Sale price £120.00
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Pick your colour way, pick your size, pick your ship by date. It's as easy as that.

Each Granny Square blanket is handmade (as with all crocheted items) to order, using a Cashmere/Merino Wool blend. It is super soft to the touch and gorgeously warm. It can even be washed in the machine (gentle wash, 30ºc)

The perfect gift for any fan or friend (because while the colours might be inspired by the Eras of Taylor Swift, they work for Swifties and Non-Swifties alike!)

Squares approximately 13x13cm (I didn't do it deliberately, promise!) with an approximately 5cm border. Rough measurements are given below.

Note: Images are an artistic impression, based in the intended used shades. Colours may vary based on screen performance, lighting and dyelot. 

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A breakdown of the pricing Structure

The Cost of Handmade Goods

An Introduction

As crafters, we are always questioned about the "why?" or "how?" much something costs.

It's, quite frankly, an irritating question. Things take time to make, expertise takes years to learn, and good materials are getting more and more expensive.

You wouldn't question paying for your car to be serviced or your boiler to be fixed, or a barista to be paid for making your coffee - why would you question a crafter being paid for their time too? As it is, here is a breakdown of my pricing for you:

Materials

High quality yarn: a cashmere/merino blend - costs £6.50 per 50g ball, each square takes around 12g of yarn. Each square, in material, costs £1.56. I have not added in the cost of the border yarn to the price.

Time

Time Taken: Each square takes 15-20 minutes to make. At an hourly rate of £13/hr that's 4 squares for £13.

Plus time for sewing in ends and adding a border (I've learned my lesson about referring to this as edging...)

Postage & Packaging

Packaging: Making sure your blanket gets to you safely is key. Boxes cost 50p each. Tissue paper, printed care instructions, tape and shipping labels are another 50p.

Shipping: Tracked and signed can range from £5 to £40 depending on where in the world you are. This is covered in the cost at no extra cost to you on top of the squares and materials.

Website Costs

Transaction fees: Per item there is a 20p charge, plus 2% transaction fee on Shopify, so this can vary from £2.60 to £37.80 depending on the blanket. This is covered in the price, not added as an additional fee.

There is also the monthly fee of £25 paid to Shopify for hosting.

Everything Else

Not to mention costs in food, electricity, internet provider, council tax, insurance, the list goes on and on.

All this averages out as £5 per square, which may seem like a lot, but I have to cover my time, energy and bills.