Currently exhibiting at Auckland’s Objectspace Gallery is a display of crocheted and beaded jug covers.

‘Put a cover on it’ is the collection of Maggie Gresson who has written an accompanying blog at

Here are some pieces that I’ve been fortunate enough to find at local op shops over the years.

A couple of personal favourites are the following two intricate pieces which feature a tea cup in the middle.




This piece tells you the purpose of the intended cover with the word ‘milk’ embroidered on it.









Three bright examples all with yellow plastic beads – the largest one on the left is actually quite heavy.  No chance of any flies getting underneath the cover!









Designs using shells offer a more rustic look.










Keeping up with the Royal Family,  this cover commemorates the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and is appropriately surrounded by red and blue beads.










‘Put a cover on it’ runs until Saturday 26 April at Objectspace, 8 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.