You could not help but feel Christmassy drying up with this tea towel, or wearing the matching apron as you prepare the sprouts or use the oven gloves to get the turkey out of the oven. Maybe having a little festive singalong in the kitchen as you remind yourself whether its 9 ladies or 10 lords a leaping in this classic Christmas song.
The print on the gloves depicts my humorous take on the traditional Christmas song where I challenged myself to fit each of the twelve presents given by ‘my true love’ into a square lino cut print. This became increasingly challenging as the presents mounted up
After finishing all 12 prints I made my Christmas tea towel which has been a consistent seasonal best seller for the last few years. Along with the set of greetings cards this year I have added an apron, a double oven glove and wrapping paper to the collection.
All my textiles are printed in the UK on 100% organic cotton and finished by hand
High quality products that are beautiful yet practical (William Morris would approve), hard wearing and machine washable at 40 degrees
Tea Towel - a generous 76 x 48 cm, absorbent, hard-wearing and fully machine washable at 40 degrees
Apron - 84 x 62 cm with a large pocket 38 x 20 cm and extra long waist ties in bright red or green
Double Oven Glove - 85 x 20 cm, this generous sized glove is skillfully hand finished in a rich deep red bias binding and with a handy hanging loop. The thick heat-proof padding extends above the wrist for extra comfort and protection,
'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is a traditional Christmas song first published in England in 1780 but thought to be of French origin. It is a cumulative song where each verse builds on top of the previous. As the verses accumulate, so do the gifts; by the end of the twelve days the true love would have received 12 partridges, 12 pear trees, 22 doves, 30 French hens, 36 colly birds, 40 gold rings, 42 geese, 42 swans, 40 maids, 40 cows, 36 ladies, 30 lords, 22 pipers and 12 drummers! I have used the original ‘colly’ birds which is a traditional name for black birds rather than the often-sung modern version of ‘calling’ birds.
You can also make up a gift box with any of my other designs