Wooden Yarn Bowls | The Complete Maintenance Guide

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Recently bought a handmade wooden yarn bowl and don’t know how to take care of it? This piece of article will provide you with all the information you need on the maintenance of a wooden yarn bowl. So, let’s begin – 

  • Seasoning
  • Cleansing
  • Damage Repair
  • Sanitizing

This is what we are going to discuss in this article. Let’s take you through all these points in detail – one by one. 

  • Seasoning – If you own a wooden yarn bowl, it is important to keep it in a safe place. If not stored properly, the wooden yarn bowl can wither out or rot very quickly. This is why most experts advise that you take extra care of these wooden yarn bowls. It is recommended that you season these bowls every day for at least a week. After the first week, you can switch to seasoning it once each week and then to once each month. For this, you need to use premium quality wood preserver and mineral oil.

Process – Immerse your wooden yarn bowl in warm water and dish soap. After it, you need to scrub it gently. Remember to use a nylon sponge and after that rinse it with water and dry it immediately. Do not forget to air dry the bowl for at least an hour or two. 

  • Cleansing – Remember to preserve your wooden yarn bowl, it is important that you always handwash it. Do not soak it for a long time as it will start to crack. Always use warm water and kitchen soap to clean the wooden yarn bowl.
  • Damage Repair – Wooden bowl can start to feel a little fuzzy after some time. This is because of the raised grains. When you feel this happening, you can hand sand the surface of the bowl using grits and paper. After you sand the bowl, you can wash and dry it. In case your bowl gets a dent you need to coarser sandpaper on the damaged area. Once the dented area is smooth you can wash and dry the bowl as usual.
  • Sanitizing – Another thing that is important to take care of a wooden yarn bowl is to sanitize it properly. For this, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water in the ratio of 1:5. Leave the solution for a couple of minutes and then rinse it thoroughly.


A wooden yarn bowl is not very difficult to make, but maintaining it is a challenge. If you own a bowl and don’t know how to take care of it and make it last longer, we hope this article would help you there. The catch here is that you need to be very careful with it while cleaning it, sanitizing it, and even seasoning it. These yarn bowls are very sensitive, this is the reason why they tend to wear off easily. This is why it is crucial for one to take good care of it. This will not just keep its shine intact but, will also help them last longer. 

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