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.

2 thoughts on “Cosies, crafting, scones & accordians

  1. Just heard about your festival on life matters. I will be there next year.

    Tea to you.

    PS: I am a tea pot collector, 76 tea pots.

    1. Hello Lynda-Jane, the festival runs until Sunday 27 May if you get the chance to get to Fish Creek before then. The festival’s on every two years, so the next one will be in 2020. Keep an eye on the website, or like us on Facebook to stay in the loop 🙂 We have a teapot collector here in Fish Creek also, she has a gallery and I’m told they are on display, not sure how long for though…

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