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Author: Age NI
Published on 13 September 2012 11:00 AM

A tea cosy competition started by a group of craft traders at St George's Market, and supported by older people’s charity Age NI, has appealed to the imagination of creative craftspeople from as far away as Texas!

More than 100 tea cosies have been submitted in response to promotion at the market, on social media, through Age NI and via www.ravelry.com and will be judged in St George’s Market on Sunday 16 September.

Age NI will be judging entries and presenting prizes on the day from the National Market Traders Federation and individual traders at St George's Market.

Clarke McCartney, well-known show commentator will also be auctioning the winning entries in St George’s Market at lunchtime and the remaining entries will be sold from the organisers' market stalls!

Rosalind Cole, Fundraising Officer at Age NI said, ‘We are so delighted to be involved in the competition! The charity’s Big Knit fundraising event is incredibly well-supported every year and we are delighted to see that many of our regular knitters have been so supportive of the tea cosy competition. Thanks also to the organisers for donating proceeds of the event to Age NI and helping us to continue improving the lives of older people across NI.’

All entries will be featured on the competition Facebook page www.facebook.com/teacosyatstgeorgesmarketbelfast 

There’s plenty of imagination and creativity on display and there are already plans to turn the competition into an annual event!

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575