With so many different choices and styles of yarn bowls, which one is right for you? Many potters and craftsmen offer yarn bowls that look great, but how many knit or crochet themselves to understand how to create a yarn bowl that performs the best?
Created by a Lathe Artist and tested by a Knitting & Crochet fanatic; for this husband and wife team creating Heckathorn Turned Wood Yarn Bowls isn’t a just business, it’s a passion!
India & China have recently flooded the market with yarn bowls claiming to be "handcrafted". These bowls are quickly hand sanded and finished, skipping days and hours of the necessary ten sanding/finish cycles which ensure a silky smooth finish to the wood grain that won't snag, damage and pull on your yarn! WalMart and Yarn Shops have gotten on the band wagon offering these mass-produced versions at rock bottom prices. Yes, they're cheap, but remember the old adage; you get what you pay for!
Here’s what makes Heckathorn Hand Turned, Hand Crafted Large Yarn Bowls so special:
THE SIZE & SHAPE
Our best selling Large Yarn Bowls are taller and narrower than competing yarn bowls. The tall sides are designed to loosely hug a ball of yarn to prevent it from popping out when the yarn is tugged quickly A standard 3.5 oz. skein of 4 ply worsted yarn rolled in a ball will fit with room to spare, with most of our large bowls easily accommodating an oversized 5 oz., 8 - 9” ball (about 75% of a “Super Saver” skein).
SELECTION & VALUE
Every yarn bowl is made to strict gallery grade standards. A varied selection is stocked in our Etsy Shop, priced from $70-99; an incredible value considering the hours spent to elevate each piece to “Collectible” status! Each Large Yarn Bowl takes a minimum of fifteen hours of work. After shaping and turning the bowl on the lathe, the bowls are painstakingly hand finished with over ten individual rounds of sanding, buffing, coating and drying. Under optimum weather conditions this process alone takes up to five days. A final coat of museum wax is applied and buffed to resist fingerprints and stains.
FORM & FUNCTION
We've had a couple requests to “drill some holes in the sides of our yarn bowls for knitting needles…” While needle holes may add interest to some yarn bowls, they just don’t work with the deeper profile of our designs.
As form meets function in all of our yarn bowls, we hope to shed some light on how important the ease of use is as well as the natural beauty Bob brings out in the wood. We hope you make the right choice for your needs. If it’s a Large Yarn Bowl by Heckathorn Turned Wood, we’re confident that you’ll share our passion for these fun and functional collectibles.
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There are a slew of MANUFACTURED YARN BOWLS available at what appears to be attractive pricing (around $30+/-). A clue that these cheaper bowls are outsourced and mass manufactured. If you're seeking a lower cost wood yarn bowl, keep in mind that the time spent manufacturing the bowl is minimal often resulting in inferior finishes and rough yarn guides that will catch and damage your yarn. Remember –you get what you pay for! Identify these easily by checking the listing to see if the yarn bowl is available in large (or unlimited) quantities or one of a kind.
Find out more. Visit our blog at HeckathornTurnedWood.com for more on the process.
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Shipping & policies
All DOMESTIC orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail, with service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on your package originating in FL (34473-8866) and your shipping location. These are delivery estimates made by USPS, however they are not guaranteed by USPS. Tracking will be included with your order at no additional charge.
As your order is originating from the U.S. it is important that your shipping address is provided in English when you place your order. Failure to do so may result in shipping delays.
CUSTOM / DUTY / VAT FEES
International customers should be aware that there may be additional duties and customs fees that they must pay before they can receive their orders. These fees are not included in our shipping costs and are the customer’s responsibility to pay.
Orders are typically sent via USPS Priority Mail International. This service is estimated for arrival within 6 to 10 business days. This date is not guaranteed by the USPS and does not include 1-2 business day processing time prior to shipment.
Please note that while estimated delivery dates are 6-10 business days, some packages can take 3-5 weeks due to customs and the international climate. In such cases, especially when dealing with non – English speaking countries, we ask that the customer contact their local customs department to determine if they can locate your package before we declare it lost.
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RUSHED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
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Returns & exchanges
If, for any reason, you are unsatisfied with the purchase, please contact us via Etsy Convo within three days of receipt, and I will do my best to work out a satisfactory agreement.
LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS:
While we do everything we can to get your order to you quickly and safely, problems do occasionally happen. If you do not receive your order within the expected time-frame, or if your order has been damaged during shipping, please contact us via Etsy convo so we can speedily resolve the issue. To help us determine the best course of action, it is most helpful if you provide photos of the damage (damaged packaging, damage to the item, etc.).
As all of these pieces are one-of-a-kind, and created by hand –no two items are identical! Please allow for slight variations in wood grain and color from what is shown in the photos. Also, please remember that color rendition may vary on different screens and printers. Dimensions given are approximate.
EASY-CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HAND-TURNED WOOD
DISPLAY PIECES have been given a final coat of museum grade wax, which will resist fingerprints and staining. Over time an occasional light buffing with a quality furniture wax will maintain the beauty of the wood.
*FOOD SAFE PIECES have been finished with walnut oil and/or beeswax. After food service, rinse your wooden bowl or plate with mild soap and warm water. Never put in a dishwasher or microwave. Let it air dry and wipe with a coat of Butcher Block Conditioner (available at most big box stores) or walnut oil. *Please note, we do not have any Food Safe pieces listed in our shop at this time.