Just “conkered” this lovely Horse Chestnut Yarn Bowl.
This functional, heavy and highly decorative yarn bowl is turned from beautifully figured spalted horse chestnut. It is 196mm in diameter and stands 95mm tall. The ball of yarn stays in the bowl and the end feeds out of the stylish aperture so that the user can knit or crochet without constantly pausing to pull more yarn from the ball. After turning, the bowl was sanded smooth and finished with beeswax, ensuring that the wool feeds smoothly and does not catch on the wood. Spalting results from a form of fungus which often develops in horse chestnut and other woods after the tree has fallen over and is lying on the ground, once dry the wood remains stable.