Fabric Collage

Contemporary Applique 2018 -

New incarnations are blossoming, to do with fabric and sewing machines and hoops and threads and roosters ...a whole new learning curve.

Queen of the Tea Cosies 2008 -

Loani worked at home, in a comfortable knitting chair, dreaming up little woolly objets d’art to adorn the humble teapot.  Tea Cosies.  She patterned them and gave them a funny name. They were photographed like haute couture and published in a book.  Four books.

 

And then came the Tea Cosy Workshops, ten terrific years teaching and playing with Knitty Nutters at home and around Australia. Who'd a thunk that could be a job. The best job in the world.
 

Proper Work 2009 and before
Loani snuck into large organisations and spring-cleaned and restructured their electronic filing systems - a modern filing fairy.
Before that she liked to administrate for artistic and charitable organisations.  And in another life entirely she mucked about on the viola and taught little kids how to whip out a tune on their own instruments.

Family

Loani is the happy mother of one grown up son, Benjamin Bunny and daughter-in-law, Giada.  She is ridiculously smitten with two recalcitrant Burmese cats, Purl and Bruce (The Naughties), and thanks her lucky stars for her real beaut bloke, Julian.

Oh and...  Loani sometimes talks about herself in the third person.  She can’t help herself.

Teaching at

 August 2021

Fantastical Fish a two day workshop

in applique design and technique

Rowdy Roosters - a two day workshop

in applique design and technique

Find Me

Loani Prior on Instagram
Etsy for Knitting patterns
  • Instagram
  • Etsy
  • YouTube
YouTube for knitty lessons and funny Tea Cosy videos

Teaching at

 July 2021

Wild Tea Cosies five fabulous days

in the heart of the Southern Highlands NSW

Sturt Winter School is an all time favourite teaching ground of mine  Learn knit design and techniques to add to your bag of knitty tricks .

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