The Eynsham tea towel is a celebration of all the wonderful things that make up Eynsham, west Oxfordshire. Designed in Eynsham by me and handmade in the UK, this tea towel is 100% cotton cloth for maximum drying power.
What is it about souvenir tea towels that is so appealing? They’re so useful, for one, and every time we have to do kitchen chores they remind us a special place. And Eynsham is a special place to me, as it’s been my home for more than 20 years! We who are fortunate enough to live here love its history, community, charm and its proximity to one of the world’s greatest cities. I thought it would be fun for Eynsham to have its own souvenir tea towel. So I set about designing one. The first ‘edition’ of it in autumn 2016 was a sell out! I have since found a better value manufacturer, so I have redesigned it and from spring 2017 they’ll be £12.
It’s a quirky and useful item for people who live in the village now. But even better as a gift for Eynshamians who live in exile elsewhere! My design shows the lovely 13th century church of St Leonard’s, the Bartholomew Room, the Red Lion public house, the honey-coloured Swinford Bridge, as well as terraces of beautiful stone cottages including the much-loved shop Evenlode DIY (I would argue it’s the best shop in the world). The whole scene is watched over by an Eynsham Morris man, all dressed up, ready to dance hard and drink hard!
Size 500 mm x 750 mm | Printed and handstitched in the UK from 100% cotton | Machine washable at 30 °C | Shipping to UK: The cost of this is INCLUDED in the price.
A pack of three greetings cards of my hand painted map of the county of Oxfordshire, showing geography, history and nature. Each card measures 5" x 7" and comes with an envelope. Price INCLUDES P&P to UK addresses.
A hand-drawn map of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire. Copies are available at size A2 in two formats: flat, signed and suitable for framing OR folded in a colour cover. Please choose from the drop down box below. Flat maps come to you wrapped and rolled in a postal tube.
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.