Cosies, crafting, scones & accordians

Fish Creek was certainly buzzing this past weekend for the opening of the Tea Cosy Festival. Loani Prior and Heather Gibson judged the Tea Cosy Competition entries and the Exhibition attracted record crowds as locals and visitors flocked to Fishy to see the amazing cosy creations (including living cosies made from plants!).

On Saturday, Loani did a ‘show and tell’ demo of some of her favourite tea cosy creations as well as a Knit and Natter, and on Sunday she ran a tea cosy workshop where some intensive creativity happened.

Saturday afternoon in the Fishy Hall was spent serving what seemed to be a million Devonshire Teas, and Sunday afternoon Bella Ciao played up a storm for the Festival High Tea. There was singing, dancing and, at one point, a conga line. And the roof didn’t leak!

All up, we were blown away by the number of people who came to Fish Creek in search of the crafty and creative, as well as a welcoming cup of tea and some great music. Check out the Festival Program page for more info about the events on throughout the week, heading into the final weekend and the Bendigo Bank Market Day and Closing Night Dinner.