Do you make money spinning?

I was wondering if you ladies actually make money spinning/dyeing/etc
or is it just a hobby?

I don’t see any way I could make money spinning, knitting etc., but I’ve been reading some of the spinning group posts on Ravelry and a number of people have fiber businesses. Some larger than others. I think you have to have above average skill and artistic talent to make any appreciable amount of money.

I make some money on my fiber, dyed fiber, hand spun yarn & finished objects (knitted, crocheted, woven). Also from lessons of the above.
Not enough to quit my day job, but enough to make it interesting.

I stilll working on mine but have a plan of action and great to see some freebies up for offer…yeeh

There are a couple guys out here too… :slight_smile:

The more you process your product the less you really “make”

So we like to sell “raw wool”, mixed/dyed wool, yarn, and knitted items… in that order.

But you have to find an outlet. Online or on the block. We have a bit of both. We use Local Harvest, and a local Village Market,

We just sold out of all the hats, mittens, and scarves we had at Henry’s so we’re knitting away again now.

Good luck


The way I look at it is, if I get enough $$ for either yarn or fiber or completed items, to pay for my hobby, then I am ahead of the game. If I consider it as $$/hr., then I’m working for less than peanuts.