KNIT IT - HOOK IT - CRAFT IT
Yarn bowls - two designs in two sizes
I have loved pulling together the design and collaboration of these yarn bowls within 2017. In March of 2017 I started taking pottery classes and quickly started thinking about how the techniques I was learning could be applied to yarn bowls.
My pottery teacher Steve, is incredible at throwing bowls and so I asked him to collaborate with me on a series that I could sell here and at shows.
There has been a fair bit of trial and error to get the thickness of the clay just right so that it doesn't move where the cuts are made and so that the bowl i heavy enough that is doesn't move when the yarn is being pulled through.
After throwing the bowls, Steve passes them to me and when they are leather hard, I add the bubble and bee details. The bowls then head back to the pottery for biscuit firing. Once fired, they are glazed at the pottery and for some of the bowls I add additional glazed features.
The bowls that are listed here are the third itteration of our collaboration and there is one more development stage required on the glazing. Each bowl has been individually priced for sale and is reflective of where we are in the collaborative process and how happy I am with the final outcome. There are two sizes available, large and small. If I am 100% happy with the bowl then a small is £25 and a large is £30. If there are aspects of the yarn bowls that I am less happy with then that has been reflected in the price. They are still very lovely and completely usable, I am just very picky!
The designs are either Bubbles or Bees.
If you wanted smaller yarn or notions dishes I some of those listed too.
Ceramics are quite difficult to post and because of that, these are only for purchase within the UK. The bowls will be sent via My Hermes as an insured item. This automatically makes P&P a little more expensive, but as ever I charge realistic, not inflated P&P costs. The bowls will cost £4.75 to post out within the UK.
Using the yarn bowls
Both sizes will easily accommodate a cake of yarn or two. If you use chunky yarn or larger balls such as those from West Yorkshire Sinners then the large yarn bowl is going to be better for you as the yarn will have room to move around the bowl and unravel more easily.
Each bowl has a hole at the back for you to pop your hook or needles into.
Yarn bowl dimensions
Small yarn bowl approx 8-9cm high and 12-12.75cm diameter for the rim at the top.
Large yarn bowl approx 10-11cm high and 14-15.5cm diameter for the rim at the top.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product was originated by me at KNIT IT - HOOK IT- CRAFT IT. Steve uses British clay and all of the manufacturing is done in Cheshire, England within five miles of my studio.
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretense of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.