I have just noticed that my tea towels really need replacing as they are close to threadbare. Usually I would go to the local home maker store and buy any old thing but this time I’ve decided to treat myself to a couple from Skinny laMinx.
Skinny laMinx is the creative enterprise of South African based illustrator and designer Heather Moore. We Australians tend to have an affinity for South Africa and I’m not sure why that is. We don’t have very similar histories like we do with Canada so maybe it’s because we are often mistaken for the other when travelling abroad or that the gorgeous flowers that we like to call our natives (proteas for example) are actually native to South Africa. Or maybe it’s just because we are both in the Southern Hemisphere and share the same seasons.
I have been a fan of Heather’s work for many years now so it’s surprising that I haven’t blogged about her before now. Her tea towels and fabric are screen printed and she starts a lot of her designs with paper cut-outs, which sound simple enough but she has turned this technique into a true art form and she is the only designer I know that makes weeds look appealing.
So back to my tea towels. As I suspected the Skinny laMinx Etsy store did not disappoint and two of the four pictured here are on their way to me. Can you guess which? I look at it as the beginning of my collection.
All tea towels designs are from Skinny laMinx Etsy Store and they are clockwise from top: Succulents in Terracotta, Everyone Came to Tea in wedgewood, Sprouts in blackboard and Flatware in sage.