Friday, 28 May 2010

Tea Cosies for Towneley Hall Burnley

I have had a lovely day out crocheting a tea cosy in a shop in Burnley. The project is organised by Rachael who is our leader at the Kings Arms Knit club. She is also a talented artist and craft co-ordinator on projects like these. The idea is that Towneley Hall in Burnley has a collection of lovely tea pots, 4 of which you can see in my photos, and she is organising people to knit or crochet a Tea Cosy to be displayed at a tea party in June. Everyone who makes one will put a luggage label on it with their name and a few words. If you click on my blog title it will take you to Artyarn blog and all be explained far better than I can tell you. In the last photo Rachael is crocheting a mat. She wants to put several crochet mats around a couple of the pillars at Towneley Hall. She managed to crochet 3 mats today and I have found some more easy patterns that she might like as a change from the design that she is crocheting now.

It was lovely to get out of the house for the day and crochet away sitting on a sofa with cups of coffee.It was like being at home chatting but in a different location. It was a little chilly today but apparently last week it was beautiful sunshine and Rachael and friends were knitting outside. I do hope it is sunny tomorrow as it is easier to interest people passing by if we are outside. They will stop and chat.

I had a lovely baked potato with seafood filling for my lunch from a newly opened sandwich shop. We got entertained by a would be George Sampson who danced most of the afternoon on the bandstand accompanied by loud music from his sound system. He attracted a crowd of youngsters and was joined by some boy wanna be's and the laugh of the day was when one of them lost his trousers whilst dancing. Fortunately he was wearing substantial undershorts.I wonder if we would attract as much attention if we had a knit to music competition on the bandstand ?

I hope to go back tomorrow and help out, if I can, as Rachael is having learn to knit classes and has a few people booked in. Hopefully I can be of assistance if it is only handing out leaflets and chatting to anyone else who calls in the shop whilst she is giving the lessons.I still have my tea cosy to finish off as well and start another one.

Needless to say I haven't done any more of Sylvia's crochet jacket today. Last night I did a bit more and am at the shaping for the neck of the first front. I have left the unfinished tea cosy in Burnley so I will work a bit more on the grey aran tonight.

I came home to find that my next door neighbour has cut my front side hedge. It is the joint hedge between her house and mine. She very kindly took over doing it for me when it all became a bit much for me to do. I need to find her to thank her as she was in the back garden when I got dropped off from my lift and I went straight in as I was gasping for a cup of coffee and a sandwich so I haven't seen her to thank her yet.

I haven't forgotten about showing you the inside of my Learn Tunisian book. I will do that tomorrow unless I have some more tea cosies to show you. I must remember to put the camera back in my bag.

If anyone lives near Burnley and is interested in this project then please read the Artyarn blog and that will give you details on how to join Rachael with making tea cosies.


Seelenfein... said...

So beautiful, really. I love the colours of the yarn.

I can´t find so beautiful coloured yarn in germany. And the yarn cost ever so much... :o(

Lovely greets,

KnitNurd said...

So glad you had such a nice time out, Jan!!!

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