Chefs Galore Tea Towels

New Chefs Galore tea towels have arrived!

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A drawing of a chef with a moustache that I did one night inspired me to design a tea towel featuring many chefs, all with different facial hair. I kind of liked the idea that all of my chefs were very, very hairy, whilst finding a hair in your food is guaranteed to put you off eating it and a definite reason to lodge a complaint with the kitchen! I’ve always listened to audio books whilst drawing and a particular favourite when I was younger was my Fawlty Towers cassette – I still love Fawlty Towers and as I was drawing I could recite the part of the show where a guest complains of a hair in her soup and Polly says ‘Well don’t shout too loudly or everyone will want one!!’

I altered the design a couple of times as I initially wanted to make more of a point about the hairy nature of the chefs, so have included some photographs of my work in progress below.

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My finished tea towels are screen printed onto 100% cotton, complete with a hanging loop and presented with an illustrated band. I experimented with different types of packaging and string but decided that I preferred the illustrated paper band as it is removable so you can see the whole design. I choose brown paper to emphasise the rustic feel of the tea towel design and Holly Booth, took some excellent product shots for me, using props that fit this theme.

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Chefs galore tea towels are now available to buy in my online shop.

 

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