How Much Is This Blanket Really Worth?
Window Gallery Exhibition
Have you ever seen a handmade blanket or afghan at a craft market or an op-shop and wondered: how long did it take to make? How much is it really worth? Artist Katie Theodorus set out to shed some light on this question by making a blanket of her own, from start to finish, and documenting the process.
She timed herself as she crocheted, changing colour every hour. Accompanying the piece is a mock invoice, detailing the time taken, and cost of materials and sundries. Do you think this amount is fair?
Is her work as a craftsperson worth as much as her work as an archiving officer? How much is her labour really worth to you?