Thursday, 29 March 2018

Orla Kiely Inspired Vintage tea cosy

Yeah for the long Easter weekend full of tea drinking, chocolate eating and lots of knitting and crochet. The weather is going to be awful but I don't mind as I'll be surrounded by colour and warmth and a big granny blanket.

I've just released my second pattern this month for the tea cosy, there is no stopping me!
It combines my love of knitting and crochet together with a retro look!

The inspiration for my tea cosy came from growing up as a kid in the 1970’s, surrounded by a colour palette of browns, orange and mustard that I didn’t appreciate at the time. We always visited my gran on a Sunday for tea and home made cake. She always had a knitted tea cosy and taught me to knit at an early age. I wasn’t that taken with knitting and my skills didn’t further develop until my son was born in 1992, a few garments frogged along the way (ask my husband about the first green jumper I knitted!!). Since then I’ve knitted lots of accessories as gifts for family and friends and wanted to pass on some of these valuable skills to others and share my passion for hand made items.

If you would like to purchase my new tea cosy pattern it is now available on my Etsy account you can find it here Teas Cosy Pattern 

And my free granny blanket pattern link is here Orla Kiely Inspired Granny Square blanket pattern

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My Orla Kiely inspired granny square blanket


Linda said...

Love all of your crochet creations...
Have a wonderful Easter weekend...
Linda :o)

Jane said...

I keep seeing this gorgeous blanket on Pinterest and I didn't realise it was yours! The colours are so pretty together :)

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

Yes its me Amanda (Eight-by-Six on Instagram) :-)