I happened to mention this cosy to my friend Sian who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to historical craft and she came up with this old pattern of her mums. There are very in depth instructions on the transfer of pattern for the embroidery and which colours of Clarkes floss to use. Can you still get Clarkes I am not sure but I do have a few strands. Not to worry though as I will alter the colours to suit my stash.
There is a lot of felt on this pattern which I may not necessarily use as not a great lover of felt, not the manufactured acrylic type anyway, best kept for kids to play with. I had a look at the basic pattern pieces and decided the seam allowance was not included otherwise it would be tiny and all the embroidery wouldn't fit. I also decided I did nt want a brown felt roof so into my fabric stash and this is what I found.i feel the pattern has a thatch like look even if it doesn't have the texture and mire washable if need be. The explanation on how to attach the roof was non existent but did mention strips for eaves, not to worry anyway because at this point I have altered the pieces already. I rarely make the same thing twice as I am forever altering patterns as I go along.
I used some batting to thicken the layers and both the lining and main cosy are made in calico to make it a but sturdy.
By the time I finish this it may not resemble the above picture in any shape or form and may not even be a tea cosy any more so KEEP WATCHING MORE TO FOLLOW.