Morning Glory Tea Cosy

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked if I could make her a tea cosy for a vintage teapot, which she was going to give away as a present. She showed me the teapot some days later and I was simply just inspired by the delicate China and not least the pretty colours.

Morning Glory Tea Cosy by Irene Lundgaard - 2Morning Glory Tea Cosy © Irene Lundgaard 2012

Morning Glory Tea Cosy by Irene Lundgaard - 1Morning Glory Tea Cosy © Irene Lundgaard 2012

My first thought was Einband wool from Ístex as the tea cosy needed to be made in something that would keep the tea warm – and what better than wool for that – but more importantly, the colours were to be just right too. I wanted it to add to the shape and delicate feel of the China teapot too so the yarn could not be too bulky.

Morning Glory Tea Cosy by Irene Lundgaard - 4Morning Glory Tea Cosy © Irene Lundgaard 2012

Morning Glory Tea Cosy by Irene Lundgaard - 3Morning Glory Tea Cosy © Irene Lundgaard 2012

I like the result and think that the Éinband worked on a 2.5 mm hook does exactly what it should with beautiful stitch definition.

There is no doubt that the tea cosy is related to the one I did for the Asterix movie, the materials are the same and the relatively delicate feel is the same too. I worked some Forget-me-nots, Daisies and Morning Glories along with some leaves; wild and beautiful flowers.

I have this sense that more will be rolling off the hook sooner rather than later!… Yes, I’m inspired. Wonderful!

5 responses to “Morning Glory Tea Cosy”

  1. sheila says:

    Irene, that is just wonderful, you have such a talent, whoever your friend give this to should be so proud to own such an heirloom.
    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Victoria / Minimomes1 says:

    It’s lovely. I have a couple of teapots that are not traditionally shaped. As I now live in a colder climate (than Texas – which did get cold’ish in winter), a tea cosy or two would be lovely. The colours you pick are always great. I’m envious of your eye for those. Well done, Irene!

  3. Irene says:

    Thank you Sheila, I had a great time making it and I do think the person who it is being given to will appreciate it.
    Very many happy returns to you and yours Shiela!

    Victoria, I had such a lovely time finding the colours for this one. However, that is not too hard in the that yarn, the colours are all good! Thank you Victoria!

  4. Darcy says:

    Hi there,
    Just wondering if you have the pattern available for this cozy?
    It is awesome.

  5. Irene says:

    Thank you for your kind comment Darcy, unfortunately, there is no pattern for this tea cosy, it is completely improvised to suit the vintage teapot that it’s made for.

    I teach crochet and this tea cosy is part of my free-form crochet class as well as my flower class.