Little Pig Pottery makes very unique yarn bowls. They are almost too pretty to use (I said, almost!).
What's nice, is that these bowls easily pass for expensive art objects in your craft room, while being easily accessible when you need to tame that ball of yarn as you knit or crochet!
The concept of a yarn bowl is simple, but these bowls are far from basic. The larger sample is an adorable pig pot! A nice size for any larger balls of yarn and plenty sturdy to sit on the ground by your feet or on a side table to feed you your yarn.
Great craftmanship cannot be faked. These are hand-made and hand-finished and definitely one-of-a-kind pieces.
The smaller yarn bowl is perfect for the smaller balls of yarn that you will get with the lighter weights of yarn. The notches on the side are angled so the yarn can't just slip up and out, which is very clever.
Both have very smooth surfaces and edges, of course, so there is no concern about catching your yarn.
Here are the descriptions from Jean Ann, the artist behind Little Pig Pottery:
"Ms. Pig is a smug little
character with a lovely satin surface. She, like most pigs, is of generous
proportions. She began as a stoneware cylinder on the wheel and sports a casual
cord cut foot. A curly rim cut for a tail was made to allow a yarn thread
to pass through. Ms. Pig's dimensions are 6" high by 6"
diameter. She also is a sturdy weight, around 3 pounds, to help her make a
stand with the yarn pulling." Retails for $88.
And her description of the above yarn bowl: "Small Copper Red Yarn Holder that will hold a ball 3.5" in diameter. Copper Red will also brighten any corner in your home. It began as three pounds of stoneware thrown as a cylinder. A tight little rim cut was made to allow thread to pass through. Exterior glaze is copper red; interior is a dark satin mat. Yarn holder is 4" high by 4" by 4” Its mouth is approximately 3.5 inches in diameter and stands on three chunky feet." Retails for $38.
Thanks, Jean Ann, for your fabulous artistry and for sending us these lovely yarn bowls to review and give away!
Be sure to visit https://littlepigpottery.etsy.com for more of Jean Ann's work - she has a wonderful collection of whimsical yarn bowls that you just have to see!
*** The Giveaway! ***
Enter to win the Small Copper Red yarn bowl from Little Pig Pottery ($38 value)!
Here's how to enter*:
2) Be a member of the SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club! All members that are still active through April 15th, 2013 will be automatically entered. Not a member? Join by April 14, 2013 for your automatic entry and get all of the April (and March if you join in March!) pattern downloads with your $7.99/month Club subscription!
4) Post a comment on this blog post telling us what you think of these yarn bowls! One comment per person, please. Comments must be posted by April 15, 9pm PST.
Sorry, this giveaway only open to those in the continental U.S. If you enter via Pinterest, make sure you are on my email list so you will get notified if you win!
*** WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT 4/16/13 ***
And the randomly chosen winner from all entrants is . . .Ita - who posted a comment here on 3/13/13. I've emailed you, Ita. Congrats!!!