I haven’t reviewed my pattern prices for a long time. When VAT on digital downloads was introduced (and hence my digital pattern sales on various websites became subject to VAT) I decided to absorb the VAT rather than have people around the world pay different prices. At that time I intended to review my prices after the whole VAT situation settled down, but I never did. So I am long overdue a review.
Pricing is very hard, but the one thing I do know is that I should not undervalue my work. So I have done a thorough review and the result is that I will increase most of my prices from 1st January 2017. This may not happen instantly on that date as it takes time to update all the individual patterns on the websites I use, but within the first few days of January each pattern will have been reviewed and the price updated. In general the pricing structure changes for the 3 main types of designs will be:
Shawls and scarves are currently priced between £3 and £3.50 – they will rise to between £4 and £5
Cowls are currently priced between £1 and £3 – they will rise to between £3 and £4
Blankets are currently priced between £3 and £3.50 – they will rise to between £4 and £5
All prices are inclusive of VAT, so everyone pays the same (apart from the effect of currency fluctuations that I cannot control).
I do hope you appreciate the need for this review and update.