Jeezo I’m feeling stuffed! We’ve just had friends round for dinner. Yorick and I made Brazilian black bean stew (feijuada), and Dot brought one almighty chocolate pudding with a big bowl of gooey choc sauce and I ate far too much. We also then managed to swill it down with too much red wine, more chocolate and a coffee to sober up.

Talking of coffee..I’ve spent today dressing my studio cafetiere in the finest tweed.

Coffee coat off the cafetiere
Coffee coat off the cafetiere

The brief was to make coffee cosies in the grass, leaf and berry designs. I didn’t want to make the complete smother cover type (like a taller, thinner version of tea cosies), but preferred the idea of wrap around jackets. Initially velcro was tried as a fastener but that just looked a bit clunky, so I used a button and waxed linen cord instead. This cord is fantastic. I use it for a lot of things from packaging to labels. I bought it from a basket maker friend and it has such a lovely, rigid, slightly sticky quality and will hold it’s form. So you coil the thread once or twice around the button and IT STAYS THERE! I’m very excited.

Berry coat on the cafetiere.
Berry coat on the cafetiere.
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

4 replies on “Caffeine hit!

  1. That is such a great design! It’s funny, before I saw the picture of the press, I didn’t know what a cafetiere was, because here we call them French presses. The things you learn! Now I’ll know what to call them when I’m over there 🙂

    Also, I LOVE waxed linen cord, too. My mom carries it in her bead shop. Yum!

  2. What a stylish way to enjoy your coffee! Are these for a store only or will you be selling these on Etsy or your website?

    And I love the sound of the black bean stew. I’m a self-confessed bean lover! Think I’ll Google some recipes.

  3. I toy with the idea of making a coffee cozy and once I even attempted it – although it ended badly…. Yours look beautiful but I didn’t think they would look anything less 🙂

  4. That´s funny, just today I was thinking of felting one like this. It has been snowing over here in Inverness heavily, I felt like wrapping everyone and everything in wool! Brrr!

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