I wish I knew how to post a picture in the forum but the next best thing I can do is give you the url to my blog that talks about the cozy and it has a picture. http://janet.thelaniers.net/2006/04/being-mobile/ The cozy is just a triple layer pouch I sewed. The outside is the same kind of material the Alteri instrument covers are made of. The inside layer is a quilted material and the inside lining is a smooth lint free material. (keeps any lint from collecting on the instrument)
It's hard to explain the elastic strap but here goes:
I have an instrument peg that has a knob where the base and the peg support connect. I guess not all peg designs would work on this but I just came up with it to fit my set up. The elastic strap is a small loop that hooks over the knob. I came up with this because our orchestra one time had to enter and leave the stage in 3 min so I had to be able to carry both oboe & EH, music, reed supplies, etc. and possibly need a free hand to push a door open. I figured I needed the cozy anyways, why not make it dual purpose. So when it was time to leave the stage, I already had my reed supplies in the pockets of the cozy, I'd put both ob & EH in one hand, throw the cozy shoulder strap over my shoulder, pick up the instrument peg (which had to be last) and hook it to the cozy. Then I had a free hand for the music or whatever I needed. The end result was I was not frazzled which was a blessing because I had to play the last mov't to Pines of Rome for 5 performances that week. Sorry if I got long winded on this but I AM an oboist. (Ha)
Oboe, English horn: Amarillo Symphony, Chamber Music Amarillo, Amarillo Opera, Shepherd's Trio
Composition & Arranging Website: http://janetlanier.com
"Ever notice how orchestra pits shrink through the run of a show?"