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Client Bullies Artist After Being Told The Price Of Commissioned Blanket, Because Apparently People Don't Know Art Is A Real Job

By nadine / lundi 2 avril 2018 10:00
You want to CHARGE me more than $5 for 100 hours of work and effort? What is this blasphemy?

Meet Krafty Katt, a crocheter who has accrued over 10,000 followers on Instagram by crocheting awesome blankets, hats, and socks for herself and her adorable cat.

Like most artists, Katt was comissioned to do a blanket by a client who was shocked when they were told the price of the work. Unfortunately, this is no unique experience for artists, as most clients expect artists to work for free-- or close to it. For Katt however, this one particular experience was definitely the worst. When she shared the exchange between her and the client it quickly went viral. Katt spoke with Bored Panda about her experience with the client from hell.

“I’m just a hobby crocheter and trying to keep it that way. I rarely do commissions, usually just done to reinvest money in my hobbies. Most people are extremely polite when inquiring about prices; I’ve been told one other time that I overcharge and that was as rude as it got before this.

“I’m not a business, so I really don’t consider anyone a potential customer, and if they’re rude I have no problem dishing it back. I don’t need to worry about negative reviews or anything like that, the repercussions for me are virtually zero.”

See below for the full conversation between Katt and the client from hell.

 

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By  Lil Mouse Isa  |  11

This person definitely needs to be put on blast so others can know what kind of customer they'd be like towards others and blacklist them. And while they may not be able to ruin a business, this person could potentially find ways to ruin her overall reputation depending on connections and strings they can pull. I've sadly had friends reps thoroughly tarnished by these types and wind up victims of vicious witch hunts.

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By  Lil Mouse Isa  |  11

This person definitely needs to be put on blast so others can know what kind of customer they'd be like towards others and blacklist them. And while they may not be able to ruin a business, this person could potentially find ways to ruin her overall reputation depending on connections and strings they can pull. I've sadly had friends reps thoroughly tarnished by these types and wind up victims of vicious witch hunts.

By  inappropes  |  27

Omg finally seeing some get with a crappy person is so satisfying. I had the same thing happen when people wanted me to make woodburning art for them. People are insane.

By  ashwednesday  |  12

Not gonna lie. I balked at the price she quoted too; then she explained how she came to that price and I was like “Yeah, okay, that makes sense. (I didn’t realize it would cost so much. Thank you so much for your time.)” This guy doubled down. I’m still trying to figure out how “less than half the cost of your materials” is a “generous offer” in anybody’s world.

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