Heron at Hardwater Teatowel
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.
Autumn BY JOHN CLARE
The thistledown's flying, though the winds are all still,
On the green grass now lying,
now mounting the hill,
The spring from the fountain now boils like a pot;
Through stones past the counting it bubbles red-hot.
The ground parched and cracked is like overbaked bread,
The greensward all wracked is, bents dried up and dead.
The fallow fields glitter like water indeed,
And gossamers twitter, flung from weed unto weed.
Hill-tops like hot iron glitter bright in the sun,
And the rivers we're eying burn to gold as they run;
Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air;
Whoever looks round sees Eternity there.