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How Tea Cosies Changed the World [Paperback]

Loani Prior
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Book Description

10 May 2012
Be drawn into a world of creative passion with How Tea Cosies Changed the World - Loani Prior's fantastic follow-up to Really Wild Tea Cosies. Loani's outrageous imagination has produced 24 vibrant new designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art. It's not just about tea cosies though: use the easy-to-follow instructions and try your hand at Loani's knitted purse, or expand your skills with the double-knitted scarf. Full of humour, flair and creativity, How Tea Cosies Changed the World will delight and inspire you. Key points: strikingly original creations suitable for all skill levels; techniques section, graphs and diagrams to help readers discover and develop new skills; engaging text makes crafting accessible to everyone

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Murdoch Books (10 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742666604
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742666600
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 21.5 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Loani Prior lives in Queensland, Australia, where her woolly obsessions border on becoming a disorder. The self-styled 'Queen of the Tea Cosies' exhibits her knitted objets d'art in galleries, gives Wild Knitting workshops, and judges the odd tea cosy competition - as well as blogging with the global community of knitters. Visit her on www.grandpurlbaa.com

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Advanced but accessible, and totally bonkers 5 Jun 2012
By beccalikesbooks TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This book is wonderfully, gloriously mad. If you're getting bored of knitting the same old things, this is for you! The patterns in here are so incredibly creative they'd all be a joy to make - and may be a welcome challenge for even the most experienced knitter.

I am not an experienced knitter - even so, the careful and thoughtful way this book has been planned means that even I was able to get stuck in. This book is advanced, but accessible. As well as the stunning tea cosies, those projects which seem a bit intimidating are accompanied by `mini projects' to introduce you to the skill involved, eg. the Willow tea cosy (possibly my favourite design, looks like willow-pattern china)is accompanied by the lovely Blue Scarf pattern, which introduces you to double-knitting (where back-to-back fabrics are knitted simultaneously using two threads on one pair of needles... phew) in a simpler way. Likewise, the Isabella cosy is beautifully frilly, so Prior has included a smaller project to practice on - a frilly little knitted coat for a teddy bear. There is also a lovely Blue Beret and Le Grand Sac a Main (an incredible bamboo-handled bag).

As a lot of the patterns involve knitting in the round using the Magic Loop method - something I've never done before - I was glad to start on Egg Daisy, which is an adorable flower that drapes over the egg to keep it warm. And it's a success so far! A great skill to have for knitting socks etc too, so I'm very pleased! Admittedly, I found the instructions for the Magic Loop method in the book a little confusing and had to look it up on YouTube - which Prior herself recommends, so I didn't feel too bad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars To Infinity and Beyond 11 Jun 2012
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If you knit and love tea cosies buy this - or if you do only one of these buy it anyway. Unlike her first two books there are a few patterns for other lovely things but teacosies take centre stage. It's a fun book, and the instructions are easy to follow. The wool she uses is expensive but I used cheaper wool and my tea cosies still changed my world and that of my friends. The pics are fabulous and on a gloomy rainy summer day in June it as good as a box of chocolate and Casablanca on the tv. Well, Almost.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 22 May 2014
By jenny E
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
lovely patterns but instructions could be clearer. Downloaded to my kindle fire and on several of the patterns the first two or three letters/numbers of the lines are missing - having to guess at yarn quantities!
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5.0 out of 5 stars How tea cosies changed the world 11 Nov 2013
By G. Owen
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This little book is great fun and informative. I can't wait to get making some fabulous different tea cosies. My friend lent me I another book - really wild tea cosies by the same author, which was the reason I looked for more. I m glad I found this one and it will be well used.
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