Ship Deadlines soon…

It's actually raining here today, but I'm still starting to feel the holiday cheer.  Making the first batch of shortbread today. This week the Christmas shipping deadlines start for North America, depending on whether your gift is headed to a rural or urban centre. ...

Watercolours, WestofLunch

About five years ago I took a watercolour class.  Its lightness was very appealing and painters I've loved, like Raoul Dufy, make it look so fine, so breezy, so easy. It turns out learning watercolour is not nearly as simple as it looks and small variations in paper,...

2019 Holiday Deadlines

Wintry snowy weather has arrived early in our part of the north, but a it's a pretty reminder that the holiday season is upon us. In the interests of keeping you at the top of your gift-buying game here are the recommended order/shipping deadlines for 2019 as issued...

Eco-concious ‘Puzzle Piece’ trivets

Puzzle-piece wool felt tableware A few years ago the "Puzzle Pieces" were introduced after the pile of tea cosy offcuts next to the sewing machine became too high to ignore.  This fine quality, well-made 100% wool felt from Europe was just too dear to throw out -- and...

New French press coffee cozy

New french press coffee cozy design You may have seen this coming but, here's the french press coffee cozy version of our "Baseball" design.  Steeper shoulder curves, same buzzy zig-zag stitching on the dart, simple clean curved profile which looks completely at home...

Hello Fall: hello green

New tea cosy colour!  Still lots of summer humidity around here but the Fall colours will soon be upon us.  In the meantime we're thrilled to welcome the perennially fresh Moss Green to Flock of Tea Cosy's "Baseball" design line of modern tea cosies. Coming soon to...

Reasons to love felt…

It was love at first sight for me, because of its density and thickness and its vibrant colours, but a number of the reasons to love this beautiful, non-woven wool fabric are invisible.  It's a renewable resource. Sheep continually grow their wonderful woolly coats...

Hot that pot, then on with the tea cosy…

Almost every tea culture does it -- warms the teapot (or teacup) with the boiling water before making the tea in it.  Why?  Because the room-temperature vessel will steal almost ten degrees Celsius from the hot water.  This means if you don't pre-warm your teapot,...

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