A good pot of tea is a well-dressed pot of tea!
Wild, wacky and adventurous, tea cosies have undergone a radical makeover. Loani Prior's mind-boggling tea cosy designs will motivate knitters everywhere to create their craziest fantasies and most psychedelic imaginings, all in the name of keeping tea warm.
* Each of the 24 sculptural projects (inspired by everything from flowering gardens, geometric shapes and coral reefs to scrumptious food and even chickens!) has simple, straightforward instructions and patterns.
* Gorgeous photographs from all angles show the design details and the cosies are knitted and crocheted in easily-accessible eight-ply wool.
* Filled with tips and techniques as well as ideas for individualising each creation with glamorous wools, feathers, buttons or any other decoration you take a fancy to.
* Perfect for cool young knitters, the hip granny, and everyone in between!
With a basic level of knitting or crocheting skill, you can produce exciting works of art to impress and flabbergast your friends, give as great original gifts and ...keep your tea warm!
Author Loani Prior is not just another knitter. She is obsessed with this pastime and intends to die with the largest stash of wool ever known in her cupboard. Loani lives in subtropical Queensland.
Acknowledgements Introduction SOCK IT TO ME Carmen Miranda Rosie Posy Sandwich, Anyone? Roly Poly DIAGONAL ADDICTION Liquorice Allsorts Red Comet Night Cap ROUND AND ROUND Coral Fantasy A Single Rose Sunflower Sea Clam Green-Eyed Monster SIMPLY MAGIC Sea Squirt Cactus Delight Party Girl Wonder Weave LOFTY LOVELIES Turkish Delight Eddie Emu Prized Rooster A GOOD YARN Beauty and the Beast Harlequin Flower Chicken Little Candy Popcorn Bella Bell Knit or crochet: circles Knit or crochet: frill Knit or crochet: twirl Abbreviations