Newspapers of the time reveal that tea cosies enjoyed "a sudden and unexpected rise in public favor" among women who hosted tea parties. Make the covering large enough for your teapot and provide a ring at the top to lift it off with. In James Joyce 's short story "An Encounter", Joe Dillon wears a tea-cosy on his head when playing the part of an Indian in his backyard. Tea cosy needlework art is captured by a collection of the Norfolk Museums and Archeology Service on contemporary British artists and artisans.
In the Harry Potter series, the house elf Dobby wears a tea cosy for a hat. In the film Snatch , a tea cosy is placed over Franky Four Fingers' Benicio del Toro 's head in place of a blindfold, when he is held captive by pawnbrokers-turned-robber-abductors Vinnie Robbie Gee and Sol Lennie James.
A well known quote from Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is "Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, does not try it on. She has won a number of awards for her cosies. In the episode "Anne" of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy declares a desire to own a tea cosy, despite not knowing what one is.
An elaborate Coral Tea Cosy, crocheted to suggest the appearance of a Coral reef. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cover for a teapot, traditionally made of cloth. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Various tea cosies pictured on a knitting patterns magazine for home crafters, from the s. Retrieved Retrieved 14 December Categories : Teaware.
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Well done! How fun to have that sense of accomplishment, right? Very very fun! I did knit many years ago but only managed a stockinette sweater that I gave my mom. Great projects in that book--glad you feel more confident in your pattern reading. Those patterns are another language. I love your tea cozy! Well done Nat on learning to read the pattern, nothing can stop you now! Your melon baskets from the previous post are spectacular, you are a very very clever lady!
That looks pretty cool Natima, I love it. This reminds me of the time of our tea party, that was a fun day. Love Lynda. Oh Nat, they're lovely! I've nearly bought that book so many times, maybe I'll borrow it from the library just to make one cosy :o Lizzie xxx. Hello Nat, just love the tea cosy, I was talking to a lady yesterday and she is making some of the tea cosy's from this book to take to Canada for Christmas presents this year.
Hope you get to have that cuppa. Love that you used op shop purchases to make the tea cosy. Happy days. Oohh what a beauty! You did a great job, Nat! She look so gorgeous!! I think you can knit anything you want!! And I really understand that feeling of achevement!
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Love, Ria. Indeed, that's a WILD tea cosy!
It's such a beauty! I'm sure you can knit anything, Nat. Well, I started knitting a pair of fingerless gloves last year, almost done with one, but A most beautiful funny tea cosie for High Tea. Will match Mr Notjustnat's roses. Patterns arn't that hard to read and fun to finish. Love it. Oh how cute! You are just so very talented!
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Wish I could come drink tea with you down under Happy Sewing, knitting, basket weaving, paper making,book binding Well done Nat Love it! Maybe next time I visit we can have high tea? Might even have to have a little knit up! You're such a talented person Your friend Jane and Mr.
Notjustnat must be very proud of you. Jacky xox. Oh Nat, your tea cosy is fantastic. How can you help but enjoy a cup of tea from a pot with that cosy on? I can knit - scarves, just plain scarves. Anything else seems to take on a shape all of its own! So I admire your perseverance. I look forward to seeing your little cosy. Regards, Sue.
This is so pretty, Nat! I have never seen anything like it. I bet it keeps the tea warm for hours! Wow Nat, for something your not good at, you did an outstanding job.
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Love your tea cozy. I like those bright yarns that you used. I am a no pattern knitter as well.
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Those diagrams? What row are they ever talking about? Knit purl row one thre and seven is a row back and fourth or just one way? I can do it if I can see the real thing, sometimes. But now you've graduated to pattern reading good for you! Hello Nat Thank you thank you thank for knitting up my designs so very beautifully.
The are just gorgeous. Well done you. Please forgive the delay in my visit. My last couple of weeks have been filled with travelling knitty bookie life. Home now to respond to all those lovely hellos and tom take am leisurely look around the ether, a favorite place of mine. The very best Loani.