Tea Towels

2012 Buy Local Towel

It’s 2012. You’re in the kitchen, cooking up a storm, hands a mess, when suddenly you wonder what day your friend/loved one’s birthday falls on… what to do?! Ah, if only you had this tea towel, you could dry your hands and check out the calendar, all while having a strong feeling that you should go to your local farmers market at the next possible opportunity.


Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: terrain

Ribbon Tea-Kin

Have you heard of a ‘tea-kin’ or ‘teakin’? It’s sized between a napkin and tea towel, so you can use them for small spills in the kitchen or big mouths at the table. This ribbon design is especially eye-catching, as is the Antler (shown below) and both are also available in a cushion cover.

Shown above: Ribbon Tea-Kin, $36.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Available from: sang the bird

‘A Guide To Pairing Red Wine with Food’ Tea Towel

If you’ve looked up what wine goes with what food, only to find that there’s a ton of sites to sift through, hold up your hand. Now, use that same hand to add this tea towel to your wishlist, because it’s a heck of a lot handier to check a tea towel when you’re in the middle of preparing dinner than finding a sommelier online that knows what they’re talking about*. Available in red and white wine versions, each covering 68 popular wines and 56 different food entries.

Purchase Information:

Price: £10.00
Available from: Stuart Gardiner Shop

Les Squelettes Tea Towel

Non-creepy skeletons cover this tea towel from Bon Matin. More educational in nature than Halloween-themed, you’ll have to have a go at guessing them all, and if you come up short, there’s a cutline at the bottom. There’s also a Les Squelettes print with the same imagery (yet in fluorescent green and magenta for a 3D effect) for $39.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: Bon Matin

Source: Svpply

Hard Work Tea Towel

Here’s two more tea towels to add to your kitchen collection. ‘Hard Work’ and ‘T’ towel, both by Poulier & Poulier Design. If you like the bus blind look, there’s also a fair collection of tea towels based on Sydney’s classic tram destination roll (see below for two examples).


Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Available from: make Designed Objects

Modern Art Tea Towel

Should you visit Australia in the near future, please do stop by Third Drawer Down and pick up this tea towel for your nearest friend/relative that argues the merit of modern art no matter the content. Of course, if you’ve no trip planned, you may always order via the online shop.

by Craig Damrauer
100% Linen Tea Towel
Edition 1000

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

Flour Sack Towels

One can never have too many tea towels. Just in case you need convincing, these old school Flour Sack Towels are $24 for a set of 4, which will replenish your drawer without breaking the bank. Flour sacks were often remade into tea towels, pillows and clothing many decades ago, and this set has that same sort of thrifty feel.


Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: House8810

Studiopatró Tea Towels

Over at design/story there’s a few Studiopatró Tea Towels that caught my eye- that’s not surprising as they’re handpicked by Remodelista blogger Julie Carlson. You can also buy directly from Studiopatró if you so wish.

Hand printed text on 100% linen fabric.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: Studiopatró

Cacti Tea Towel

Feeling a bit prickly? Maybe this Cacti tea towel will cheer you up. Designed by Topher Sinkinson from design studio makelike, this tea towel is hand screen-printed using water-based inks. The Succulent Sketch Tea Towel is worth a look.

100% European linen. 18″ wide x 23″ long.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Available from: LEIF

Scholten & Baijings Tea Towels

You might be familiar with the blankets and cushions of Scholten & Baijings, which are entirely amazing and retail anywhere from ~$250 per pillow and ~$700 – $1,700 per blanket (expensive, but, as I said, a-maze-ing). These graphic tea towels for Hay Denmark are an affordable way to enjoy the design duo’s fluorescent patterns; the towels cost $32 for a set of 2.


Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: A+R Store

London Fog Tea Towel

These tea towels from zakka nouveau are done in soft colors with the simplest of raindrops for a pattern… more than tempted to snap up the whole set, which runs $60 for all three.

First Kiss and London Fog shown above.

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No longer available.

Tea towel Error 3

This tea towel is infected by a ‘Design Virus’. Designed by Pieke Bergmans (of Crystal Virus fame) for the Textile Museum, her aim is to create “personalized mass production” where irregularities are included rather than discarded.

Tea towel Error 3 is shown above, and there’s a total of 6 Tea towel Errors in red or blue to choose from on Wannekes.com.

Purchase Information:

Price: €15.00
Available from: Wannekes.com

Turkey Target Tea Towel

The season’s festivities are upon us and with Thanksgiving just around the corner you might want to check out these tea towels. 100% natural eco cotton and 95% guaranteed to be the best host/hostess give ever. The reindeer one (below) is my favorite.


Purchase Information:

Price: £7.00
Available from: Bless

Triangle Tea Towel

I’ve stated my love for tea towels before, and this triangle drawing has me itching to ‘add to cart’. Also, check out the Triangle Pillow ($45) with the same design on natural linen.

Original drawing of triangles in an indigo blue ink on 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton fabric.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Available from: bookhou

Lines and Squares Dishcloth

Just in case you need a little scholastic inspiration in the kitchen… fyi, this retail site is in german, but you can go to google translate for guidance when purchasing.

Design: I Saw It First
100% cotton.
48 x H 76 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: �12,00
Availability: Buy Lines and Squares Dishcloth here

Source: the girl in the green dress