Here is an exciting example of a Swiss-German tea cosy pattern from the beginning of the 1900's. My fabulous Swiss friend Jackie found this magazine in a flea market in a small village not far from Zurich when she and her boyfriend were taking a cycling trip one weekend.
Its such a treasure of a find because it shows that not only the English and British Isles inhabitants were making tea cosies a hundred years ago...and the German (Swiss German), work for tea cosy is great: Teewarmeru, which actually sounds Japanese! My computer keyboard hasn't got a letter 'a' with two dots above it, so just picture the 'a' in Teewarmeru having two dots above it to give it a flat 'aaahhhh' sound.
Its a nice hand embroidered cosy too...I'll have to give it a go...and just a reminder that if anyone would like a copy of this pattern, free of charge, please email me, or leave a comment here, with your name and address and I'll post it off to you as soon as I can. I could try and get a translation done to go with it...I'll see how many people ask for this first!
This is the cover of the old sewing/needlework magazine...