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Drip drip drop!

It’s Friday and that can mean only one thing – it’s time for a free knitting pattern! This week we’ve got something a little different for you. It’s still tea related (obviously) but it’s not quite a tea cosy.

Let me set the scene for you. The teapot is full of steaming water and fresh tea bags. It’s been brewing for a while and after a peek and a stir, you are pretty sure it’s ready. You lift the pot, pour out the perfect golden contents and dribbles run down the spout of your pot and all over the counter/table/floor. It’s frustrating right? Well, it’s also a thing of the past, thanks to this!

Drip catcher 1

Becky Kibblewhite’s Tea Spout Drip Catcher is so simple and yet so inspired. Just a short piece of stocking stitch with a couple of rib rows in the middle, seamed up at the end, this is knitting at its finest; elegant, unfussy and practical.

Drip catcher 2

You can make this any size, any stitch and any colour you like. It uses such small amounts of yarn that you can even use up bits from your stash! Just remember to use a cotton yarn so that it will absorb the drips and you can easily wash it after each use. Some people have even made them for wine bottles! (We like their thinking…)

Drip catcher 4

If you are feeling super organised, why not make a batch of these for friends and family this Christmas? Just imagine the looks on their faces as they go from confused, to tickled, to downright impressed. I’m already planning to knock up a few of these.

The best part about this pattern is that it’s so simple you could whip one up in an afternoon. So if you find yourself at a loose end at all this Bank Holiday weekend, why not get your needles out and have a go at a drip catcher?

Happy Weekend Tea Fans!

 

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Christmas Tea Cosy Patterns

Tea Cosy Corner is looking for your submissions for free Christmas tea cosy knitting patterns to share and knit! If you’ve designed anything you think we’d like, please contact us and if we use it, we’ll send you a box of Cosy Tea 🙂  We also believe in giving our designers a bit of extra traffic as a thank you; we’ll link to you in our post and also put your blog or website in our ‘pages we like’ menu in the sidebar.

So get thinking Santa, reindeer, snowmen, christmas trees, baubles… snowflakes… and get festive! Looking forward to seeing all your seasonal tea cosy knitting patterns! 🙂

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Cosy’s in fashion

Cosy Blueberry Tea

The original hand-crafted tea cosy collection that features on our packaging was whisked from its closely-guarded wardrobe here at Cosy Tea HQ and treated to a mini makeover recently. 

The cosies starred in a glamorous photoshoot for the Autumn / Winter season.  Complete with new accessories and styling, they really looked the part! Our models (porcelain-pale English beauties) did a great job of showing off the designs and we think you’ll agree, they’re bang on trend for next season.  

Cosy on display at Caffe Culture

Cosy Decaf (third from left) makes its debut appearance as part of 'Cosy Corner' at the Caffe Culture tradeshow, May 2011

The latest addition to the Cosy wardrobe – the Decaf – was also revealed in full, after a sneak catwalk preview at London’s glittering Caffe Culture exhibition back in May.

The new Decaf design features a flattering ‘wave lattice’ knit, made by Nicola Haisley. 

Rumour has it that fashionista daahlings are already fawning over the new look, and top industry experts are predicting copycat versions appearing on the high street soon….

 Fancy knitting your own tea cosy? Check out our free patterns!

Cosy Tea and gossip

Cosy Tea in the consumer pressWe may have been a bit introverted in blog-land recently, but that’s not to say other folks haven’t been chattering about Cosy!

Cosy Tea in the Trade Press

 
Since we launched last summer, it’s been admired by foodies and creatives alike, clocking up Cosy column inches in Olive magazine, Vegetarian Living, Knitting Magazine and Design Week, amongst others!  We even picked up a design award along the way too.

Not that we like to blow our own trumpets, you understand…we just want to spread the Cosy word far and wide so that it can be enjoyed by as many people as possible!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Cosy Organic Tea…

Over the next few weeks and months we will be posting on all sorts of wonderful things to do with Cosy Organic Tea. We will also be delving into the murky world of hardcore knitting and crochet! So come back soon for a cuppa, some free patterns, and more fun than you can poke a knitting needle with.

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