There’s nothing quite like sharing a pot of tea with friends. It brightens even the grayest of days. But, as the conversation flows and you reach for that second comforting cuppa, the last thing you want is for your high spirits to be dampened by a tasteless, tepid brew! A tea cozy, therefore, is an essential piece of kit for the kitchen. The wonderful thing about tea cozies is they can be made in a dazzling array of designs and colors. There’s something to suit every personality, every decor of home. In Tea Cozies 3 we’ve pushed the boundaries of tea cozy design even further. You’ll find plenty of imaginative projects to challenge your hook and needle skills, but we’ve also made sure we’ve included enough beautifully simple patterns to suit the beginner knitters amongst you and those with a more minimalist taste.
Vanessa Mooncie spent many happy hours as a child sitting with her mother and grandmother learning to knit and crochet. She went on to study fashion and textile design and became a children's wear designer, illustrator and interior designer. Vanessa now specializes in silkscreen work (www.vanessamooncie.com) and designing crochet jewelry through her company Kissy Suzuki (www.kissysuzuki.com). She lives with her family in a rural village in the south of England. Vanessa has written many successful books for GMC Publications, including Animal Hats, Crocheted Wild Animals, Sew Adorable, And Sew to Bed and Crocheted Sea Creatures. She is also a regular contributor to other craft books and magazines.
Alison Howard has been knitting since she was just nine years old. A former journalist, she worked as a magazine editor before becoming a book editor. She now works mainly as a freelance editor in the craft sector, as well as editing and checking knitting and crochet patterns, and proofreading and editing academic theses. Alision has edited books in GMC's Cozy series and has written Mug Hugs, Knitted & Crocheted Slippers, and co-authored Tea Cozies 3 & 4.
Sian Brown fell in love with yarn and knitting while studying for her BA in Fashion and Textiles in Cheltenham, UK. She went on to become a knitwear designer, freelancing for commercial companies that supply the high street stores and for swatch companies selling design ideas to the U.S. Sian has taught knitwear at the London College of Fashion. She now lives in Hastings, on the south coast of England, and designs hand-knits for several magazines and yarn companies. She is a regular contributor to Knitting magazine.