Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Back in the Tea Cosy making saddle!


 I've finally completed this tea cosy for an Opera singing friend who luckily loves pretty pink-ish things! I've had so much fun making this cosy, using blocks I cut for the second collection of home-wares I created for STORY online store, adding extra blocks and hand & freehand machine embroidered text that reads continuously "Home is where the heart is there's no place like Home".


These first two photos show the two largest sides and the following two images show the short ends...



I haven't stitched anything into the edges to add support, its just the thickness of all the fabrics and wool inter-lining that give structure when stitched right through. Its a very 'rustic' house shape and I love that its very personal and wonky...as if the inside furnishings of the house have turned themselves to the exterior of the house!


Nice detail of a pompom tassle....

Detail of hand embroidered text...


I love this photo, the shadow the cosy has made is really nice...


I think a tea cosy ought to have a 'body' and a personality to make it special. This is what I'm always hoping to achieve whenever I make a cosy. Its a way of endearing such an object to a person, especially if that person has no real love for things like tea cosies (This Opera singing friend has a passion for them too, so I have no concerns there!)-  in my attempt to make tea cosies part of a person's everyday life in a meaningful way, I invest a lot of humour, humility, grace, fortitude & warmth into each cosy I create...I hope they bring joy and long-lasting pleasure!

3 comments:

Flock of Tea Cosy said...

Gorgeous tea cosies, as usual missy. Thanks also for the music clips above. "Somebody that I used to know" is wicked!

atticaddict said...
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atticaddict said...

I had to delete my previous comment due to lack of proof reading! What I wanted to say is that I really love this tea cosy, with all its wonkiness!