Up Against the Wall: Framed Tea Towels Gallery

Since we started out, many people have come to the conclusion that our radical tea towels are just as good up against the wall as on the draining board.

Apparently, you can get some decent frames cheaply from IKEA that don’t do a bad job of fitting the tea towels, which measure approximately 48cm wide by 76cm in length (the half panama cotton ones are slightly shorter at 73cm length).

At one point we thought about offering a framing service at the checkout stage on the website, but decided we’d probably be better concentrating on making tea towels than cutting chunks of wood and going about the float glass process.

The pictures below aren’t the first examples of tea towels being used for wall-hung art. Late in his career, an impoverished Van Gogh often ran out of conventional and expensive canvas, and had to think of alternative bases for his paintings. A still life with flowers by Van Gogh, painted on a tea towel, sold for £2.1 million at auction in 2000.

Who knows, perhaps in the future radical tea towels will fetch such sums as rare artefacts from the early 21st century!

Here’s a selection of a few we’ve received via Twitter:

1. Credit: @revkatebottley

@revkatebottley

2. Credit: @hollymatthews

@HollyMatthews

3. Credit: @Bristol_Jane

@Bristol_Jane

4. But the most inspirational of the pictures sent to us has to be that of the English classroom of Nathalie Ramirez Anderson, a teacher at the Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh. Every day, the children take their lessons while being watched over by a plethora of great statespeople and philosophers!

Tea towels in the classroom

We’d welcome your own pictures, either of tea towels on the wall or in the kitchen (or anywhere else for that matter)! Tweet us @radicalteatowel

Author: radicalteatowel

This is the blog of The Radical Tea Towel Company. We'll be writing about politics, inspiration and tea. Check out our website, www.radicalteatowel.com , when you get a moment, for some unique political gift ideas.

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