What is a YARN BOWLS BY DOING EARTH POTTERY
When we were younger our mothers were always doing some sort of craft.
The one craft I remember most is Knitting.
My mother made sweaters mitts,toques socks to name a few.
She continued to make them for my children and all of the grand children
I really thought that that it was a dying craft.
Well not so.
Many people continue knitting and now younger people are picking up the needles to make many new a wild collections.
A Brief History of Knitting
Knitting is a technique of producing fabric from a strand of yarn or wool.
Unlike weaving, knitting does not require a loom nor other large equipment, making it a valuable technique for nomadic and non-agrarian peoples.
The oldest artifact with a knitted appearance is a type of sock. It is believed that socks and stockings were the first pieces produced using techniques similar to knitting.
These socks were worked in Nålebinding, a technique of making fabric by creating multiple knots or loops with a single needle and thread.
Many of these existing clothing items employed nålebinding techniques; some of them look very similar to true knitting, for example, 3rd-5th century Roman-Egyptian toe-socks.
Several of these pieces,have been mistaken for knitting or crocheting.
Most histories of knitting place its origin somewhere in the Middle East, from there it spread to Europe by Mediterranean trade routes, and then to the Americas with European colonization.
The earliest known examples of knitting have been found in Egypt and cover a range of items, including complex colorful wool fragments and indigo blue and white cotton stockings, which have been dated between the 11th and 14th centuries
Yarn bowls or Wool bowel came as a result of a way to keep the yarn or wool from unraveling
They were also created with holes so different colors could be knitted or worked together
Here are some so the Yarn Bowls from Doing Earth Pottery
Shelley s Green Wool Bowl
If you want get an idea who likes to knit or crochet Well just Google” what age group likes to knit” and 11 pages of about 9,130,000 results comes up
If you Google Yarn stores in British Columbia and you will find 157000 results
Handmade Pottery Yarn bowls are a unique as person creating a piece of handy work
If you know a Knitter or know someone who is using yarn or wool, these would make a great gift.
Maybe you are knitter or crocheter and you are getting tired of the cats playing with your yarn or wool
Come and see the selection here at Doing Earth Pottery