- Summer Evening Artist Teatowel Linocut Design
Summer Evening Artist Teatowel Linocut Design
This is a 100% cotton teatowel with a 'painting' digitally printed on it. I use collage techniques and the words of the famous 'Northamptonshire peasant poet' John Clare to create this piece. The poetry is printed in a range of colours and then cut, ripped, arranged and glued to make the final piece before being made into a teatowel. My inspiration comes not only from poetry but also from nature and the wonderful linocut printmaking that I admire. John Clare's poetry can also be read in the picture itself adding extra interest and detail to the design. These teatowels ariive in a wrap presentation band and make an ideal gift. Each teatowel is 70x47cm in size and is printed on 100% cotton 230gsm Half Panama fabric.
Summer Evening by John Clare
The frog half fearful jumps across the path,
And little mouse that leaves its hole at eve
Nimbles with timid dread beneath the swath;
My rustling steps awhile their joys deceive,
Till past, and then the cricket sings more strong,
And grasshoppers in merry moods still wear
The short night weary with their fretting song.
Up from behind the molehill jumps the hare,
Cheat of his chosen bed, and from the bank
The yellowhammer flutters in short fears
From off its nest hid in the grasses rank,
And drops again when no more noise it hears.
Thus nature's human link and endless thrall,
Proud man, still seems the enemy of all.