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Tea Cosy - Patchwork Tea Cosy

From the Collection of Ararat & District Historical Society operating the Langi Morgala Museum 48 Queen Street Ararat Victoria

Description
Cotton handstitched half circle tea cosy, hexagon patchwork in multi-patterned cotton. Padded, pink lining with mauve flowered frill over the top of joining seam. Loop sewn to inside.
Size
H23cm * W33cm
Object Registration
3842
Keywords
handicraft, patchwork, sewing, tea-cosy, handiwork
Historical information
This tea cosy was made in 1930 by Miss Beatrice Symons of Creswick and Ararat. The templates for the hexagonal shaped patches were made of metal. The lining is of newspaper enclosed in cotton. Every part is handstitched including the joining of the hexagonal patches.
When Made
1930
Made By
Miss Beatrice Symons (handstitcher)
Significance
The donor of this item has not yet been established. Given the details found on an old label (see Historical Information above), this may yet be established, and the maker verified. At present the significance of the tea cosy is measured in its beauty, and in its artistic worth.
Inscriptions & Markings
None
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM