Tea towels come in many different sizes, shapes, materials and styles. While their basic function is to dry those wet pots, they have moved beyond the white linen glass cloth to more elaborate designs for tourist souvenirs, advertising, personalised gifts, political slogans and matching kitchen accessories.
You may wonder if the dishwasher has replaced a need for tea towels? You may ask whether linen is better than towelling or mixed fabrics. You may question how frequently you should change your tea towel or you may, even if you don’t own a dishwasher, simply leave your dishes to drain and consign the poor tea towel to the drawer.
My blog is a journey through my beloved collection of tea towels. Each has a story and over the days, months, years to come I want to share my passion and create my own, albeit quirky, piece of social history. I will introduce you to tea towels from around the world, from small local areas, to whole countries, to those representing language, wildlife, customs and much more.