The Vixen Artist 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. 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 arrive 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.
The Vixen (1820) John Clare
Among the taller wood with ivy hung,
The old fox plays and dances round her young.
She snuffs and barks if any passes by
And swings her tail and turns prepared to fly.
The horseman hurries by, she bolts to see,
And turns agen, from danger never free.
If any stands she runs among the poles
And barks and snaps and drive them in the holes.
The shepherd sees them and the boy goes by
And gets a stick and progs the hole to try.
They get all still and lie in safety sure,
And out again when everything’s secure,
And start and snap at blackbirds bouncing by
To fight and catch the great white butterfly.