July Already!

Jane Sassaman Blue Tea Cozy

I can’t believe it’s July already! Lots of concentration has gone into studio work recently, where time passes quickly. Even though Mother Nature is my inspiration I tend to tunnel into my work with blinders on. So it’s nice to take an occasional break on the deck to get reconnected and give the gears a rest. This tea break takes advantage of some Wild Child fabrics to set the scene for this weeks holiday.

Jane Sassaman Red Tea Cozy

The simple table covering is the Gaillardia fabric in the Pink colorway. I can’t wait to make some pillowcases with it, too. The tea cozies are made with our English Tea Cozy pattern in the Wild Child Masquerade fabric in both red and blue. The ribbon accents are, of course, from the new Renaissance Ribbons collection. The ribbon is trimmed with rick-rack for a folk arty look.

Sassaman Blue Tea Cozy Ribbon

Notice that the diamond pattern has been fussy cut so the design matches at all the seams. On the blue cozy the diamonds are vertical and on the red one they are horizontal.

Sassaman Tea Cozy Ribbon

Both arrangements make a bold graphic statement. At the top the pattern creates a unique kaleidoscope.

Sassaman Tea Cozy Detail

The pretty little toppers are rosettes of ribbon and rick-rack and of course our favorite felt balls.

Sassaman Red Tea Cozy Detail

When you aren’t using the cozies to warm your teapot they make rather nice head warmers, too.

Also, the silk scarves have arrived and are very popular. You can find them here and at the Dragon Threads site.

They are 20″ X 70″ and a perfect partner for a little black dress or to jazz up a denim jacket.Sassaman-Scarf-Wild-Child

One Response to “July Already!”

  1. Melissa P says:

    Love those ribbons! And the diamonds, of course, are so beautifully dramatic.

    Happy Fourth!

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