It’s here again… Another spectacular year for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival with over 6,000 wonderful beanies & tea cosies to choose from. Not only to keep us snug & warm but also to delight the senses with colour, texture & fun.
This year’s theme “Stitching Hearts” inspired amazing creations & it’s interesting how imagination can interpret & bring the theme alive. View the winning beanie & tea cosies here. I’m so proud to be among these fabulous creations. A big Thank You to the judges; it must be a challenging task with so many sensational entries.
Spoil yourself, or gift someone you love, with one of these unique, Aussie flora & fauna inspired tea cosies.
Who doesn’t love a cuppa? And, what better way to enjoy it than serving it with a fabulous tea cosy.
The tea cosy bodies are Crocheted in chunky, double thread, 100% hand spun wool in a berry/bobble pattern to ensure good heat retention & fit average size tea pots. All 3 have openings for spout & handle & the button/loop closure enables easy access.
Embellishments are a mix of hand-felted & crochet Aussie flora: wattle, Flannel flowers, Waratahs, Gum leaves & Gumnuts to name a few.
From the beginning, when I first became interested in freeform crochet, Coral forms & textures became inescapable inspiration.
The 4th Tea Cosy, of a number I’ve been working on these past months. This is the last one of the collection. I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts & they’ve inspired you with ideas to experiment & have a go too.