New tea towels & a new shop
At long last, my new tea towels are ready to roll, and as I’ve been wanting to start a Supermarket Store for a while, I thought I’d launch the store and this new range of tea towels at the same time. So, here they are, all available in my Supermarket online shop.
This one is called Shadow Glass, available in smoke and in bottle green.
I came up with the design after visiting the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York, where there was an amazing exhibition of glassware curated by Ted Muhling. Photos were not allowed, so I sketched a lot, them made a paper cutout afterwards. Also, I took photos of the shadows cast by Roman glass at the Metropolitan (see below), and both these ideas came together in Shadow Glass.
When Everyone Came to Tea is available in wedgewood grey and china blue.
I’d been dying to do a cutout of tea cups for ages, and had lots of fun doing this on one of my Making Fridays (see cutout below). It took me a while to work out exactly how to put the cutouts together as a design, but I had a brainwave when looking at all our teacups and mugs were piled high after Paul’s birthday tea.
My Leaves design is available in autumn gold and winter grey.
Leaves is such an old cutout of mine – I did it for an exhibition in 2006 (see below) – but I was glad to use it again, as I always liked it.
Visit my Supermarket shop to see more pics of all my new tea towels, as well as a couple of old favourites too.
And don’t worry, my Etsy shop still exists, and I’ll be selling yardage and limited runs of things from there.
i love the cups ;>
Beautiful new tea towels! Wonderful inspiration from
the Cooper Hewitt. Hooray for your new shop!
So talented – great work as always. Have design envy that I didn’t do the teacups!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Paula. Everyone’s loving those teacups! xx
I heart all you stuff!
I mean your.
so neat to learn more about your inspiration behind these new designs. delightful, as always!! hope you got your newsletter snafu worked out!
Thanks, Jan. I think I might send out a follow-up newsletter with proper links… and a discount code, or some other kind of marketing clever chops thing. xx
AS always lovely textures and silhouettes. I’m sorry for not commenting more, but I always enjoy a visit to your blog!
Thanks so much for your comment, Kristen. Great to hear from you, and I popped over to see what you’ve been up to lately too. Lovely things! xx
Love the Shadow Glass prints! And the cups, of course. I think I recognize some of the patterns on the cups… 🙂
PS. I was so excited to comment I forgot how to spell my name right… Haha.
(Something funny going on with the order of comments submitted here, but never mind!) I was trying to say I really love the Shadow Glass. And the tea cups print of course! I think I recognize some of the patterns on the cups…
Thanks, Janne! I’m sure you do recognise some patterns on the cups. When I was looking for ideas when doing the papercut cups, I visited your amazing collection and got lots of inspiration! By the way, I found a lovely Rostrand PickNick small squarish container this weekend at a market, and thought of you, of course. Looked up the rest of the PickNick collection too – it’s so cute!
These are lovely, I love the texture on the shadow glass design x
darn you heather you always go and make something that i want 🙂 that shadow glass design- when i saw the sneak peaks of it i thought it was an alphabet…which made me very excited but the reveal certainly didn’t dissapoint… maybe you should do an alphabet design though.
Really like them all but the Shadow Glass really is striking. Love hearing the story of how you created it.
Congratulations on the new line! I’m absolutely smitten by the patterns and colorways. I’ve been a fan of your work for a few years now; you participated in a tea towel exhibit I put together in a gallery in Cincinnati, where your work was really well-received. [I still have your two tea towels and love them too much to use them!]
I’ll be curious to hear any feedback you may have about Supermarket. We’ve had a positive experience with Etsy, but we don’t feel like it’s the best venue for everything or for everyone, so we’ve been looking into other options as well — a stand-alone online store, Supermarket, Bigcartel, etc.
These new towels are great! I love finding old bartending and cook books with great illustrations, and those have exactly the same spirit. -X
Great to hear from you! Have enjoyed catching up with you guys via your blog(s). xx
tea towels - Karen Phillips
I really like your tea towel designs. Very fresh!