I've often wondered about the going rate for commissioned hooked rugs. I recently was on the website of a well known hooker and pattern designer, and her rate was between $125 and $175 a square foot, depending on the complexity of the design. $125 a square foot works out to be $.87 a square inch and at $175 it works out to be $1.21 a square inch. Out of curiosity I compared that to some hooked pieces that are on a new selling blog. The pieces ranged from $.38 a square inch to $1.07 a square inch. I guess it really does pay to be well known!
Here are three little heart mats I recently finished. (Hooked but not bound.) This first piece is 6 3/4" by 7 1/4" for a total of 50 square inches. If I was famous I may be able to get $43.50 (since it's not complex I'm figuring $.87 a square inch) but since I'm not, maybe I could get $19.00 ($.38 a square inch).
I love the colors in this little mat. Of course they are MUCH better in person. It's about 6" x 9".
About 10 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Have no fear. I don't plan on selling them. They will most likely be given away.
Thanks for stopping by for the math lesson.