Are you a skilled embroiderer who has considered the possibility of taking commissions? Commissions are often a good way to supplement income while doing what you love. If the thought has occurred to you, and if you are skilled with the needle, here’s an opportunity you might want to pursue.
Gardiner Hall International is seeking a skilled hand embroiderer (or group of embroiderers) in the United States to work a commissioned ecclesiastical embroidery project. The techniques employed in the project may include (but may not be limited to) needlepainting (including the side profile of a face) and goldwork. If you are a capable embroiderer and are interested in commissioned work, you can contact Gardiner Hall International through their website and communicate with David Gardiner. You should probably be prepared to provide work samples in appropriate techniques.
If I had the time right now, I would pursue acquiring this commission (it doesn’t necessarily mean I would get it, though!). The piece is already designed and quite beautiful, but I cannot commit to any commissions right now because of the school year. If you have the required needlework skills and have wondered how to go about getting commissioned work or wanted to make contacts for aquiring commissions, here’s a chance to try.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with either the company or with any commissioned embroiderer. Should you choose to pursue this opportunity, all negotiations or agreements will be made between the company and you. This is simply a “public service announcement” for those who have the necessary needlework skills and who are interested in taking commissioned work.
If there is a big interest in discussing commissioned work, I might write a post on my experiences, the pros and cons, considerations in negotiating payment, and so forth. I haven’t discussed it in-depth before, because it can be a sticky subject, but if there’s interest in it, maybe I could write something about it from my perspective.
Have you had experience in taking commissions? Would you be interested in hearing about this subject? Leave a comment below to let me know! You can also contact me if you have any specific questions, but please understand that I cannot discuss or recommend specific financial information for the commission mentioned above.