tea towels

Fabrics, Market

This Saturday, Stuff You Should Buy

stuff you should buy

This Saturday is one of the best markets in the area and it’s supporting a NY Public School, Stuff you Should Buy, will be held December 8th from 10 am to 5 pm. The next best thing besides there being 75 awesome handmade vendors? There is an area to drop your kid off for crafting and you go do the shopping.

And….a little peek of some new product I will have with me.

So I hope to see you there. And for an extra 20% off tell me you saw this post and what do you think of those old llamas?!    Tracey

So I hope to see you there. And for an extra 20% off tell me you saw this post and what do you think of those old llamas?!

Tracey

In the Kitchen, Product

Tea Towel vs. Dish Towel

When I work at markets, which is a few times a year, many people ask what a tea towel is and what's the difference between a tea towel and a dish towel.  I usually respond with that a tea towel comes from the British tea time and it's a bit nicer way of saying dish towel .  Some believe that the quality of the towel is what distinguishes it.  Some towels are terry cotton (like a bath towel, a looped weave), flat cotton, linen or linen cotton. 

I found a very interesting article on Huffington Post.  It is  a few years old but still relevant. The author is Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson and she spoke with the American Textile Museum. 

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I love the many historical reasons she discovered.  Tea towels are one of my main staples in the kitchen and in my Etsy Shop.  I find them to be totally utilitarian, a great gift when visiting friends for dinner or a longer period and a great gift to get people when traveling.  Are you as big a fan as me with tea towels?

Tracey