“Tea towel” has a much nicer ring to it than “dish towel,” doesn’t it?
British artist and illustrator Claudia Pearson (who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.) puts her own graphic spin on the classic dish towel with beautifully rendered designs for all seasons. She’s even designed a special tea towel to commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The tradition of the royal tea towel dates back to Queen Elizabeth's own wedding in 1947, and Claudia’s version is adorned with a representation of Westminster Abbey and the future queen’s special sapphire ring. It’s a great way to remember all the excitement and anticipation of the royal wedding without flying the British flag from your doorstep.
Claudia's hand-drawn illustrations and modern color palette set apart these tidy tea towels. You can give your kitchen a fresh look with each of her seasonal designs. Made from 100% flour sack cotton, the tea towels are soft and absorbent, and the vibrant designs will stand up to many washings (use of phosphate-free detergent is recommended to preserve the colors).