It's been know for generations that a tea cosy can retain heat and eliminate the need to boil the kettle again for a second cup and not this Climate Change Tea Cosy knitting pattern highlights the problems of the climate crisis whilst helping a little to save energy.
Global warming is causing sea levels to rise and at the same time causing more extreme weather and flooding, and this is represented in the main tea cosy with the high water level.
The top of the tea cosy has two big industrial chimneys pumping out thick grey smoke and causing pollution. There is a thermometer on the side of the cosy, illustrating rising temperatures.
In contrast, the cosy also depicts a wind turbine, a solar panel and the recycling symbol, as well as a tree as symbols of hope and the way forward to lower carbon and pollution levels.
The canary has become a big part of the climate change and cleaner air symbolism after miners used to use canaries as a way of detecting toxic air levels in mines.
It's a wonderful tea cosy for people who care about out planet and want to start conversations about global warming and climate change and all of the issues that it causes.
The Climate Change tea cosy fits a medium sized tea pot that covers a Teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
The pattern will be available for digital download as soon as you have completed purchase, so you could start knitting it very soon!
This product is the knitting pattern only to make your own Climate Change tea cosy.
- 7 page pattern
- Helpful photos to guide you
- Online Facebook Help Group
Materials you need at home:
- Stylecraft Special DK Storm Blue
- Stylecraft Special DK Grass Green
- Stylecraft Special DK Silver
- Stylecraft Special DK Graphite
- Stylecraft Special DK White
- Stylecraft Special DK Citron
- Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick
- Stylecraft Special DK Kelly Green
- Stylecraft Special DK Toy
- Stylecraft Special DK Walnut
I design and knit unique tea cosies. I really love designing exciting and unusual tea cosies, its great fun and people don’t mind having an over the top tea cosy. Plus they are a great talking point at tea time and make for brilliant knitting projects.
I have quite a following with regular customers who regularly buy my latest designs from my website TeaCosyFolk.co.uk
I have had a couple of patterns printed in the Simply Knitting Magazine, which is very exciting.