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« on: March 27, 2008 02:45:26 PM »

So. I made a teacosy. I LOVE teacosys and I am quite surprised with myself that I only got one... Anyway, it's wool in warp and weft. In the warp it's one grey, one black, one grey, one black and some on, and the weft is all black.

In Sweden we got something that I don't know the english name for, but it's small balls och steelcurls that you use to scrub pots and pans and suchlike. I took one of them and pulled the curls free, and then just wove them in in regular interwalls.

I used a purple batique cotton fabric as inside and some padding inbetween.
It's nice as a hat as well. And I rather like the pink tassels. My teacher didn't but that's her problem.


« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 06:53:13 PM »

What a great cozy!

We call the metal scrubbers it steel wool (or the brand name Brillo pads- though those are pre-coated in soap) in the U.S..

Nice work!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 06:41:26 AM »

Nice work...and so pretty.  I love the added texture!
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 01:17:59 PM »

I don't think this is a brillo pad (steel wool.) There is a different steel scrubbie thing that is made of coils (which look like the coiled locks from a sheep.)

Steel wool is very fine and it sheds so much and it gives you splinters, this looks more substantial. (Stainless steel scourer is the closest I can find with google.) {I have had many a steel wool splinter, mostly from a Christmas where my dad and uncle cleaned many yards of lionel railroad track in the basement for me.}

Anyway, beautiful weaving and I love seeing something woven other than a scarf. Not that I don't like scarves, I will be posting mine soon - but I have never made a tea cozy with or without irony. I feel like there is a pun with the scrubbies and irony that is begging to be made, but I will leave you all in peace.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 01:52:31 PM »

Hehee, when you mention it, it's kinda funny... This really is a teacosy without iron(y) but with steel... Now I'm gonna spend the rest of the evning giggling about this.  Wink

I really don't know how to describe the steel balls, so I took a pic for you.

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 02:48:43 PM »

i thought steel was made out of iron... so... you are 4/5ths of the way to irony, no?!
(unless i am totally loopy [oh dear, another pun] and steel isn't made of iron)

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008 06:05:19 PM »

the steel is super awesome it adds just enough interest!

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008 10:40:37 PM »

That's definitely NOT a brillo pad/steel wool!  And I want one!

It looks like they're listed as steel scrubbers and also by the trade name Scotch-Brite.
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