Keeping cosy for winter

Lorraine Dunbar and Kathy Basile at Warratina Lavender Farm. 194983 Picture: ROB CAREW

Warratina Lavender Farm will be hosting the annual tea cosy exhibition from 13-21 July.

The nine day exhibition will raise money for the Cancer Council, having already raised over $54,000 in the last six years.

A tea cosy is a knitted cover that is placed over a teapot to help keep the tea hot.

Donations of tea cosies and other knitted goods are welcome and will be sold throughout the fundraising exhibition.

The best tea cosy design will win $250 in prize money and event creator Lorraine Dunbar said she will be looking for a tea cosy that has a ‘wow factor’.

She said that they receive donations from across Australia and overseas.

“Last year we had over 700 tea cosies… There will be hundreds of toys and craft items for sale.

“We decorate the drying shed with quilts to make it look pretty.

“Personally, I just love the buzz around the exhibition. All the ladies are so excited to see the tea cosies.

“It’s just a happy environment with friendly people.

The tea cosy competition is part of the Craft a Cure for Cancer fundraiser by the Cancer Council Victoria.

Entries for the competition close on 5 July. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/teacosycompetition