The value of handmade

The handmade things need time. You can be skillful and faster with the technique, you need time. And it is not only the time you spend in the final implementation. Previously you had to design it. The drawing, colors, measures… You’ve also selected the materials, you tested them. All this takes time. And I have the impression that time is not valued.

A few months ago I finished knitting this pure wool blanket. And, just curious, I wanted to know how long I spent crocheting it, not counting all the previous steps I mentioned earlier. I spent 30 hours with the crochet hook. Five hours is the maximum time that I could be followed crocheting, my wrists and tendons suffer too much.

Manta de lana con motivo chevron

Another point is the materials. As you know, I like working with natural fibres and high quality. For this blanket I used 100% wool from the Peruvian highlands. It is thick and soft. To crochet this blanket, 109 x 138 centimetres, I needed 12 balls of 100 grams each.
More than 1kg of wool!
Considering the value of the wool only, this blanket cost € 105.

Manta de lana tejida a mano con motivo chevron

What I value most is the satisfaction of knitting the blanket to my liking. Next winter I will smoothly warm 🙂

100% Handmade with love in Barcelona

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5 Responses so far.

  1. laia says:

    Ostres, ha quedat xulíssima!! M’agrada molt i el proper hivern no passaràs gens de fred 😀

  2. Gema says:

    que chulada la manta, súper calentita y bonita. petonets guapi!

  3. […] los restos de lana de una manta que tejí hace algún tiempo y he añadido alguna sobra […]

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