World Tea Cozy Making Competition Winners!

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You may remember from the Apr/May ’12 issue of Sew News that Miles, Queensland, Australia, is the Tea Cozy capital of the world. This year, a World Tea Cozy Making Competition was held. The competition judges the best tea cozies in four categories, Knit/Crochet, Embroidery (hand or machine), Novelty, and Pink/Red (for breast cancer & heart health awareness). (The entered Tea Cozies are then sold, and the money given to charities at the discretion of the Miles Regional Arts Council Inc. For more information, see milesrac.org.) Each category winner received $200, and the Grand Champion won an extra $300.

And the results are in! The competition received over 100 entries from all over the world, with 8 from the U.S.!

Category 1 – Knitting &/or Crochet:
Mary Reilly, Qld., Aust.

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Knit/Crochet category winner

Category 2 – Embroidery (quilting etc. hand or machine)
Maureen Coward, Northampton; U.K.

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Embroidery category winner

Category 3 – Novelty:
Kaye Whitney, Vic., Aust.

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Novelty category winner

Category 4 – Pink or Red:
Renate Kirkpatrick, Qld., Aust.

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Pink/Red category winner & Grand Champion

GRAND CHAMPION
Category 4 – Pink or Red    =    Renate Kirkpatrick

Congratulations, winners! The tea cozies are truly amazing. Did any of you enter? Send us a photo! Here are a few more honorable mentions from the competition:

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Honorable Mention: Llama cozy!

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Can you believe this is a tea cozy?!

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