Kitchen towels, ongoing project
Handwoven in cotton
I hand weave textiles for the home and body, and I make a lot of kitchen towels. A mainstay of the modern kitchen, the tea towel is the most basic of kitchen cloth: simple in shape, its rectangular form isn’t terribly big or hard to construct – so much so that when I am asked what I create, it sometimes embarrasses me to say. It is such a humble cloth, isn’t there something more valuable to make? And yet I persist – though laboriously constructing cloth in order to wipe up an oily spill seems counterintuitive, using one of my towels often means I slow down and am more mindful of what I am doing, as the visual and tactile experience of the cloth mitigates the chore of kitchen work.