The Art of the Tea Towel

100 of the Best Designs

Marnie Fogg


Invented in the 19th century, they were known originally as kitchen towels. As ladies of the house regularly used the towels to dry their expensive tea services, the term 'tea towel' was coined.

This book gives a visual history of this essential textile item, showcasing the best tea towel design over the decades. With full page images and close up details, the book has 100 illustrated tea towels from the 1930s to today. It features designers Lucienne Day, Emma Bridgewater, Pat Albeck, Cath Kidston and Angela Harding, plus the best of designs from key retail stores such as Heals and Selfridges.

A beautiful book on a piece of textile art that is much loved and will be appreciated by those interested in homeware and textile design.


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