Today's is a beauty.
It ticks all the boxes. It's got everything you'd ever want in a vintage tea towel and more. See...
The really cool thing about this t.towel (apart from the obvious and the fact it cost a mere twenty cents!) is that we found it in an op-shop on our way to an art installation featuring more than 300 of them!
Call me a dag, but I think that's pretty awesome.
The installation (or exhibition really) examines the production and use of souvenir tea towels. It reminds us to look beyond their intended use and appreciate them as cultural mementos.
That's what I think anyway, you can read a fancier description here.
If you've read Lucy Vi for a while you'll know how much I love a colourful, kitschy tea towel, and you'll also understand how excited I was to have a look at 300 of the little darlings crammed together in one room.
It was quite an interesting exhibition...most of the t.towels had been embellished in some way (embroidery, screen printed etc) not quite what a tea towel purist like me (ha!) was expecting. I know, I make a sucky critic!
I like this quote taken from the Spin Cycle blurb:
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(unless you've got fancy-schmancy new specs like me!)
Pile, Naomie Hatherley, 2008
Spin Cycle is open until the 26 February.
And btw, you can see more vintage tea towels here on Lucy Violet, in the weeks and months to come.
More on '62 Games here