How tea cosies changed the world, a book launch

How tea cosies changed the world, a book launch

Loani Prior likes to knit. Taught by her neighbour at the age of six, she was hooked by the bright colours of the wool and movement of the needles.

A passion for tea cosies – those funny-shaped things Nanna used to slip on the teapot – Sunshine Coast-based Loani has carved a knitting niche creating wild tea cosy designs, and writing books about them.

Following on from her first two books, Wild Tea Cosies and Really Wild Tea Cosies, comes her third guide to knitting 24 new vibrant designs, transforming the traditional tea cosy into a crafty piece of tea-hugging art. Including easy-to-follow patterns for knitted purses and scarves, How Tea Cosies Changed the World also tells the heartfelt stories of women who have found a place to learn, teach, share, praise, laugh and create through knitting.

Stories of women changing their worlds one purl at a time, like women’s prison counselor Pauline who brought needles, wool and tea cosy books to work to start an inmates’ Knit and Natter, and Maree from Orange who convalesced her way through a broken leg, knitting tea cosies.

Pop down to Avid Reader in West End for some crafty inspiration as Loani launches How Tea Cosies Changed the World on Thursday 22nd March from 6:00 pm.

Image via Misako Mimoko.

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