Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who knits or crochets? July 11, 2018 21:28 2 Comments

A gift of a yarn bowl is every knitter or crocheters dream. Many people do not know what a yarn bowl is, but once they have used one there is simply no going back.

Handmade Yarn Bowls South Africa in brown earth tones by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

The wool is held in place while you work by slipping it through the swirl or one of the holes. Find out more about how to use Yarn Bowls here.

Yarn Bowls in bright colours Handmade in South Africa by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

Since I started Ceramix 4 years ago my friends have begged me to make yarn bowls. Especially large ones to hold those large balls of wool. They even sent me loads of images on Pinterest.

Large Round Ceramic Yarn Bowl Quantum Quattro Blue Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

A couple of months ago a knitter asked me to make her a yarn bowl as she said she could only find wooden ones on the internet and she was thinking of importing one from Amazon. She really wanted one in Mint Green with a Cat on it.

Ceramic Autumn Frog Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

Well that got me started with the Yarn Bowls.

Ceramic Sugilite Purple Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

Naturally being the sort of person I am I simply cannot copy what everyone else is doing with regards to the various cut outs required when making a yarn bowl. I have put a great deal of thought and time into the final composition of making three holes and the swirl. Every swirl is different as I do not use a template.

Ceramic Tigers Eye Small Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

I have broken many bowls while practicing. Having 2 swirls is not an option as it weakens the overall strength of the bowl and does not hold its shape during my high fire process. 

Ceramic Inviting Pink Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

Your bowl in this configuration offers you many yarn options. You can use 4 small balls of wool at once pulling the wool from the center. 2 large balls of wool which are pulled from opposite sides. When you are not knitting your knitting needles can fit through the 2 side holes.

Ceramic Summer Delight Yellow Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

I have always known that I wanted to work with lots of colour but did not want to do so until I had Ceramix properly established as a brand.

Ceramic Golden Bronze Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

Last year I started adding colour to the range as so many people were asking for a wider choice of colour. Not everyone wants white.

Ceramic Shattuckite Turquoise Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

This year with the Yarn Bowls I have added many colours and textures with the various speciality glaze combinations.

Ceramic Mellow Yellow Cat Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade in South Africa by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

I am also bringing out some new ornaments in colours I have not used before.Ceramix is branching out in many new directions.

Ceramic Tortoise Destiny Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade in South Africa by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

I am presently also working on more new functional ware in Terracotta clay glazed white. After all this is the signature look of Ceramix.

Ceramic Paradiso Purple Small Round Yarn Bowl Handmade in South Africa by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

I love experimenting  and am having so much fun with the different speciality glaze combinations.

Ceramic Mahogany Adventure Small Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

As you have read this far down my blog I will let you into a little secret! I am busy making jewellery holders using the same speciality glazes I have used for the yarn bowls. They are completely different to anything I have seen internationally so watch this space as they are nearly done.

Ceramic Desert Marble Pink Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix in South Africa

I am working on so many new ideas so be sure to sign up for the Newsletter so you can be notified first about what is new.

Ceramic Umber Forest Large Round Yarn Bowl Handmade by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

My dear friend Megan Wallace from Creative Me took these photographs of the yarn bowls as i wanted to convey a completely different mood to the previous ones.

Visit the Ceramix website or visit us @118Allan to view the available yarn bowls

Let me know what you think of my yarn bowls and if you have ever used one.