2014 dates for the Two Day Workshop Now OPEN for booking.
You will receive
Excellent Queen of the Tea Cosies tuition Wool to die for and knit with Scrummy lunch and morning and afternoon tea
The 'At Home' workshops on the Sunshine Coast are $220 per person.
Prices may vary with workshops held at other venues.
If you can knit a stitch, purl a stitch, cast on and off, then you can do this workshop!
The tea cosy is the perfect little project to learn a great number of knitty skills.
Read your knitting Knit in the round with the Magic Loop Colour stranding - Fair Isle Continental knitting New ways to cast on New ways to cast off Simple maths of shaping Learn to love knitting outside the square
May - Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 Inquiries and bookings at Lord Howe Island May - Friday 16 and Saturday 17 "At Home" in the hills of Noosa. May - Friday 30 and Saturday 31 "At Home" in the hills of Noosa
Email ME for the "At Home" workshops with your preferred dates
a two day workshop at Opendrawer
in Camberwell on Monday and Tuesday.
You funny mob you. I thought I had done you in as you dragged yourselves out the door on the last day of the workshop, shoulders bent, weary, drained of the will to live. I thought, damn, I've done it now. Those women will never knit again.
BUT five of you bounced into the Craft and Quilt Fair two days later with your hearts bursting with tea cosy love, with smile muscles working again, to show your finished tea cosies, to introduce your friends and family, to restore my teacherly vim.
And then there was this.....
Wednesday, high tea at the lovely home of NotJustNat.
Thank you thank you for having me at your place Nat.
What a warm welcome to your home.
What a treat to meet your friends.
What a treat to see all your artful craft.
What a SPREAD! Champagne. Cucumber sandwiches. Scones. Cake. Chocolate dipped strawberries.
Everything just so. Perfect.
And then there was
The Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair.
Now that was truly a tea cosy love in.
Look at you!
Thank you everyone who brought their cosies for show and tell.
Thank you everyone who just said hello.
Thank you to the lovely women who volunteered their time so I could eat (and wee)
Thank you to the strangers who recognised the mid afternoon flagging and supplied coffee and biscuits.
Submit your online entry at Art, Craft and Cookery page before the 26 July deadline.
Completed cosies are required to be delivered on 11 September.
Full details are in the competition Schedule
All tea cosies received will be displayed in the Art, Craft & Cookery Pavilion during the Royal Melbourne Show from 21 September – 2 October 2013. Tetley will make a monetary donation to the McGrath foundation to help fund the work of breast care nurses for every tea cosy received.
Participants will enjoy the fun of receiving a different, surprise cosy in return for entering.
G'orn. It'll be fun.
One will be in residence holding court (giving talks) on
26, 27 and 28 September.
One will have an original Queen of the Tea Cosies cosy in the swap with teapot and provenance -
you might be the one to receive it.
One will choose One's favourite FOUR tea cosies wot will receive a little Queenly award and reward.
The number of years One has taught at Sturt Winter School, Mittagong, Southern Highlands, NSW.
The number of times sisters Heather and Barbara have come to the Wild Knitting Class - double trouble for double knitting! Thank you for coming again. You can come again any time!
The number of times we pulled out and started again, the number of cleaver peaks, and well... nowhere near the number of laughs we had on the way. Marilyn, you are a treat.
Introducing "Jester Cupper Tea "
The number we were until one absconded to WOODWORK before we'd even begun! You can't win 'em all.
The number of ideas there are in the world to surprise and delight.
Jo - quietly quietly you beavered away with the odd consult ... and then there was ....
"Loose Leaf Tree" !!!
The number of things we learned
* The Holy Cast On (because it is heavenly!)
* Knitting in the Round with the Magic Loop
* Continental Knitting
* The Long Tail cast on
* Kitchener cast off
* Fair Isle
* Sculptural Knitting
* Double Knitting
* "Reading" you knitting
Alex with her beautiful"Secret Garden"
Thanks Alex for the Cab(ernet) Sauv(ignon) conversion. Enjoy your new (old) lead light. And thank you for all the tea cosies :-)
The number of things One learned - which is that there is still so much to learn - but One knew that already - though a little reminding is in order every now and then.
The lovely Judy with her "Serendipity". And another thing One learned - spiral cable from Judy. Mind bending! Oh and that is her pill box hat wot everyone made on the first day as a way of discovering the technical tricks listed above.
...as in never say never. Sandra held steadfast in her mathematical calculations until an hour before the end on the last day when she spied that flaming yarn!
"Exuberance" was born!
As in "No Eggs Today" It was wool off a duck's back for the recycling Cas who ignored the synthetic polyfil bag and collected all our little scraps to stuff that bird. AND she turned her pill box hat into a beautiful baby's bonnet.
Yep, that's them...
Thank you for playing tea cosy so nicely with me in the hills of Doonan.
Long Tail cast ons
Knitting in the round with one set of circular needles
Knitting in the round with two sets of circular needles
Fair Isle knitting
Kitchener Cast off
Practiced our 8 times table.
There are a lot of smiles captured from last workshop and this.