Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | February 28, 2009

Wagga

Last year Melody invited several Aussie ladies to make a few projects for two books she was preparing for publication.  I was asked to make a teapot cover and a Wagga.

A Wagga, (a perfect description here) was originally a quilt made from flour bags by itinerant working men in the outback or farms.  Mine was to be in recycled pin-striped suiting,  embellished with only stitch type and one colour thread.

Never try unpicking black threads from a black garment at night.  It’s a great way to lose your sanity.

Completing quilts is not my thing – I love the handwork only – but after a lot of head scratching I finally came up with this design.

The stitch I chose was Barred Herringbone.  I felt daunted by how much had to be repeated but found it surprisingly relaxing to do.  I used DMC Madeira wool.

Here’s the teapot cover that is in the book.   It had to be 10″ in size  and in  certain colours. I made a foam stamp of diamonds and printed my own pattern onto the cloth.  I mailed off the cosy before I added the little motifs I had dyed, so here’s the updated version of the cover.

I received two complimentary books  each having a project of mine included.   These were from Country Bumpkin Publications.

Tea Cosy

The Wagga and complimentary books

recycled-Wagga

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Responses

  1. That wagga is so fun, cozy, and delightful! And to be published too! Well, a big congratulations to you!!!!

  2. Thanks Susan.

  3. “Never try unpicking black threads from a black garment at night. It’s a great way to lose your sanity.”

    Hahahaha … OMG … I L’dOL when I read this … envisioning trying to do this!


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