Aussie Flora Tea Cosy

Due to being rather time poor, I don’t usually take on custom orders, mainly  to avoid disappoint when expectations can’t be met.

But then, I met a lovely lady at Knitfest. She was very enthusiastic about my work & asked if I’d create an Aussie Floral Tea Cosy for her.  I decided to take on the challenge & I’m very happy with the result.

The Tea Cosy body crocheted with double thread hand spun yarn & embellished with wet felted & crocheted flowers & leaves.

This is Virginia’s Aussie Flora Tea cosy… enjoy!

Author: rensfibreart

Australian Freeform Fibre Artist, Craft teacher & Author

8 thoughts on “Aussie Flora Tea Cosy”

  1. No worries Bette, my name’s spelt Renate but pronounced Renata… so you didn’t get it wrong at all… as for freeform, it’s not for everyone… I often say, “We can’t all be writers, some of us have to be readers” if you get my meaning. At 80 your doing marvellously, just the fact that you’re on the net… I know a lot of folk very much younger that simply won’t even try. In my opinion… Do what you love & love what you do & you can’t go wrong 🙂

  2. So sorry I misspelled your name Renate! My first name is Bette, not Betty or Elizabeth, and I’m usually a stickler for spelling a name correctly. I also have some trouble with freeform quilting. Not use a ruler to cut? Don’t measure, no accurate seam allowance? I try it … And I’m getting better at it, but old habits die hard. I’m 80 years old and learned hand sewing when I was five. Started on a sewing machine when I was ten. I’ve done a few freeform “try-outs” and have a necklace that I made when I was experimenting with Hyperbolic crochet and that’s as freeform as I get. I have your book Freeform Crochet and beyond and sit with it periodically, but in 10 years I haven’t just stuck with it long enough to produce something worthwhile. I think I’ll stick with quiltmaking!

  3. Thanks Bj… a lot of quilters find freeform challenging, it’s hard to get ones head around a circle that’s not quite round or a square not quite straight, but I admire the precision required in quilting, something I’m not so good at… 🙂

  4. Renata, you inspire me but I’m really a dud at freeform! I’m a quilter by name and trade, but I really aspire to your type of creativity.

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