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Tea towel recommendations?

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RecursiveMoon Thu 09-Aug-12 11:32:30

I can't help thinking that I should have found some tea towels that I like by now.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I think I'd like some coloured ones, as there's nothing worse than slightly grubby white ones.

TirednessKills Thu 09-Aug-12 12:49:30

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Fiveflowers Thu 09-Aug-12 12:59:20

I just buy mine in Dunelm <common>

I like the ones that don't need ironing <lazy>

RecursiveMoon Thu 09-Aug-12 14:15:12

Oh, I don't iron them grin. Not since MN taught me a thing or two.

Thanks, I'll check out CK ones, they'll go with my mugs and towels blush. And there's a Dunelm Mill close to here actually...

RecursiveMoon Thu 09-Aug-12 14:25:27

Aw, the CK ones are a bit too flowery for me I'm afraid.

Fiveflowers Thu 09-Aug-12 19:13:29

Emma Bridgewater sell nice ones.

Matergeminarum Thu 09-Aug-12 20:01:47

Linen are best. Ulster Weavers for me.

twonker Thu 09-Aug-12 22:50:12

Hand printed and colourful tea towels Here

CointreauVersial Thu 09-Aug-12 22:55:37

Good lord, tea towels are something I've never given a moment's thought to.

Mine are a mixture of hand-me-downs from my mum/grandma, pre-school fund-raisers (with the little drawings of each child), Christmas freebies from DH's company and a few others which have somehow found their way into my linen cupboard. I don't think I have ever been to a shop and bought a tea towel.

stleger Thu 09-Aug-12 23:13:49

Yes, well washed Irish linen is tops. And expensive. After that, anything does. I wash mine by soaking them in the sink in a kettle of boiling water and Daz, which removes most stains, then dry on the line. This may well be the most houseworky thing I do,though1

Zhaghzhagh Fri 10-Aug-12 15:32:48

I don't normally use dish towels cos I dishwash or drip dry stuff, however, for some reason I bought an etowel (www.e-cloth.com) dishtowel and it's amazing.

I've actually started to dry dishes (well you don't dry you just touch the plates etc with it and they dry). It's like I've discovered something new.

I would have got it at John Lewis or Lakeland and will buy another one on my next trip to UK

Zhaghzhagh Fri 10-Aug-12 15:34:29

Just looked at their website...it's this one www.e-cloth.com/catalogue/detail.aspx?pid=46203&gid=42404&pg=1PHvwgBK7ro%3d

Fiveflowers Fri 10-Aug-12 19:44:16

Ooh, Zhaghzhagh, I didn't know they made tea towels. I have a few e-cloths and they're very good. I may order some.

(Can't believe I'm now getting excited about tea towels) grin

RecursiveMoon Sat 11-Aug-12 11:50:35

Hmm, I love E-cloth products! But I've had different tea towels from them before, and they felt horrible on my (admittedly dry) hands.

ggirl Sat 11-Aug-12 11:53:15

ikea cheapo ones

RecursiveMoon Sat 11-Aug-12 11:54:29

twonker, they're beautiful! But expensive! I'm liking the Emma Bridgewater ones too smile.

Any very plain colourful tea towel recommendations? John Lewis have some but I'm not keen on the colours.

Cointreau, I have a random collection at the moment, but some of them don't really seem to actually dry anything confused.

gemma4d Sat 11-Aug-12 12:00:02

Poli-Dry. I'm amazed I'm the first to mention them, they are the bees knees. Thick and luxurious and just perfect. Got mine off ebay, £9 for 2 incl postage.

ggirl Sat 11-Aug-12 12:15:40

link please gemma
are these the new must have mn item we all will not beable to live without?

Zhaghzhagh Sat 11-Aug-12 12:20:51

Recursive - I too have very dry skin on my hands and yes some cheap microfibre, polyester etc feels horrid. The e-cloth t towel doesn't do that at all.

twonker Sat 11-Aug-12 12:24:50

recursive moon yes, they are works of art as well as tea towels! Good presents. smile

Zhaghzhagh Sat 11-Aug-12 12:27:39

Twonker, I missed your link first time. They are lovely - much too nice to dry dishes, I think they'd look lovely in a frame in the kitchen.

The ones I recommended at practical (yawn) not beautiful.

Zhaghzhagh Sat 11-Aug-12 12:33:33

Twonker, I can't see which material the t-towels are made with, where do I find that?

PS Their cushions look great

twonker Sat 11-Aug-12 12:39:21

zagh zagh they are 100% cotton tea towels. I think some of the cushions are silk, others cotton.

twonker Sat 11-Aug-12 12:39:46

Sorry I spelled your name wrong!

RecursiveMoon Sat 11-Aug-12 18:51:43

Zaghzagh, the E-cloth tea towel that you linked to is very different to the ones that I have which feel funny on my hands. I wonder if I'd like it in person.

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