TEA COZIES 4


TEA COZIES 4

GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMAN    Book Number: 88422    Product format: Paperback

Sharing a cup of tea can be the prelude to gossip or a way of defusing a tricky situation, and a proper pot of tea under a colourful cosy is always a welcome sight. These 30 projects for knitters and crocheters are intended for an average six-cup teapot and include designs from the winners of a tea-cosy competition. An appendix gives the basic stitches for knitting and crochet, together with making-up techniques, but it is probably fair to say that it would be an advantage to have a previous familiarity with plain and purl knitting, and chain and slip stitch in crochet. A lovely pale pink cosy with an appliquéd knitted heart starts the collection with a message of love, and pink tones are also dominant in the lovely Rose Garden cosy, with an intarsia motif and sewn-on freestanding roses round the base. The Tea and Bunting tea cosy incorporates sewn-on knitted cupcakes and a huge cupcake standing aloft on the top. Get Well Soon is a knitted nurse cosy with her head as the top piece and spout and handle for her arms. One of the most spectacular designs is Tea Roses, with 37 bright red knitted rose heads sewn on to the basic cosy. Pumpkin is a cosy for autumn, and Plum Pudding will take pride of place at Christmas. The outlandish (Pumpkin, Tea Roses), the traditional (Colourful Cables, Harlequin), the cheeky (Owl, Plum Pudding) or the adventurous (Nurse, Cupcake Stand). The photography is excellent, and the range of colours used in the sample tea cosies is enticing. The patterns, as previously, are very accessible and should be within the range of most knitters or crocheters. More inclusion of measurements of the finished product would make the patterns even more useful. Good tips and pattern notes are included in some of the patterns. As before, the Contents page is particularly good, featuring a thumbnail picture of each tea cosy. 256pp, softback, colour photos throughout, diagrams and step by step instructions.
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ISBN 9781861089663
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