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Printed Tea Towels & Napkins

Here at Countryside Art we do not consider the tea towel to be a humble product in any way at all and we pour our heart and soul into making each tea towel we produce a beautiful item to cherish. 


We cannot believe how many tea towels we sell every year.  Even in the age of the dishwasher, and the fact we spend less time than ever in the kitchen preparing food, the tea towel continues to be an incredibly popular item. 


In our opinion the tea towel’s enduring appeal is down to the fact it is so much more than just a piece of fabric used for drying dishes.  A printed tea towel can be a work of art, advertise a message, or remind us of a lovely holiday or event.  By our choice of design we also say something about ourselves in what we want to display in our home or sometimes an eye-catching tea towel is purely offering a delightfully colourful distraction from a mundane household chore.


William Morris, leader of the 19th Century Arts & Crafts Movement said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  We know our customers share this belief and it is the foundation on which we base the ethos of our company.


So as well as producing superb prints on top quality fabrics, we can add lots of lovely bespoke touches when we sew your tea towels, making them special not only for you but also your customers.


To also increase perceived value, and make your tea towels even more of a lovely gift, we have lots of imaginative packaging options too.


Tea towels are also ideal for fundraising projects – not only being an attractive, well priced product, but also a great way to get a message across too.

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Printed Tea Towels – perfect for the designer market where our superb printing and production skills will match your creativity hand-in-hand to produce a stunning result standing head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd

Minimum Order Quantities:-

Our minimum order quantity starts at just 25 tea towels for a digital print and 100 tea towels for a screen print up to orders of many thousands for volume runs



We are expert at mixing to any pantone colour required plus matching by eye to supplied swatches or existing products such as mugs etc.  We always keep a sample from your first order.  So when you place a repeat order we benchmark the colours back to the sample, ensuring excellent repeatability time after time. 



Our standard tea towel size is 48cm by 76cm approx.

However, because we are unique in having all our cutting and sewing facilities on site, we can also make bespoke sized tea towels at a competitive price (for larger orders only). 



All our tea towels are heat-cured through huge gas dryers ensuring excellent colour-fastness.


For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page

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Tea Towels For The Retail & Visitor Attraction Market – we produce beautiful, quality, eye-catching tea towels that your customers will not be able to resist – a great impulse buy at a great price

It is hard to depict how good our print quality is on a website so we always like to send out actual samples with our brochures so you can compare our products directly with our competitors and judge for yourself. 


We are expert at producing the same superb quality using screen print as can normally only be achieved digitally.  The benefit of this is, for many multi-colour tea towel designs, screen print is a far more cost-effective way of printing.


However digital printing is great for smaller runs and for designs with more than 10 spot colours. 


As we are expert at matching digital to screen print, customers can start off with smaller digitally printed orders then, as sales increase, we can change to screen print allowing for greater cost savings.  


Our very experienced Sales team will initially assess your design and produce a quote which not only guarantees the best results and the most efficient way to print your design, but is also the most cost effective way too. 


We will also often quote for both screen and digital print, allowing you to choose the best option from a financial point of view.  


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Tea Towels For The Commemorative & Charity Market – whether our designers produce an attractive line drawing for your church, or we assist in developing a complete giftware range for your charity, our experience shines through every time    

Tea Towels for The Royal Wedding


To commemorate the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle our designers have created this colourful, eye-catching Hearts & Rings design which also celebrates the trans-Atlantic aspect of the wedding too.


This quality 100% cotton tea towel (featured here on the right hand side) is designed to be personalised with your organisation’s name and/or logo in the top section of the design.


There is no extra cost for personalising the design and the minimum order starts at just 25 tea towels.


Alternatively you can send in your own design, in which case our Sales team will provide a quote based on your specific artwork.


We are also offering bone china and earthenware mugs in the same Hearts & Rings design for personalisation. 


Plus a Hearts & Rings Royal Wedding tea towel border for schools too. 


To see the full range plus prices and order quantities follow this link to our Royal Wedding blog


For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page

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Commemorate the Royal Wedding with our personalised tea towels


And because we find tea towels endlessly fascinating, here are some facts about our tea towels you may find very interesting too:-


Every year the distance our sewing machinists stitch around the seams of our tea towels is equivalent to driving from Lands End to John O’Groats and back again (this doesn’t include all the other items they sew too) 


One of our tea towels we produced back in the Seventies for the iconic fashion chain Biba sold a few years ago on E-bay for £85 – making us wish we had kept more tea towels from back then


We have two sample tea towels we produced for Google, within three months of the company’s start up, depicting two of the first search pages – it would be interesting to know what these tea towels would fetch now for anyone who bought one back then and still has it in good condition


We are often sent actual tea towels and photos of tea towels we produced at least 25 to 35 years ago (usually well-used but still in very good condition) to ask if we still have the artwork on file.  And amazingly the answer is ‘Yes – we do still have all of this artwork on record and can produce re-orders’


The furthest away we have ever exported a tea towel was to a small beach and surfing bar on the south-west coast of Australia

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Tea Towels For The Trade & Promotional Market – you can rely on us to hit the mark every time when price coupled with superb quality are the key performance indicators 

For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page


Below are a few crops of various types of actual tea towel prints which show the types of results we can achieve screen printing:-


Cotton museum tea towel printed and made in the UK


Five Spot Colour Print – on premium cotton (screen print)

Unbleached cotton tea towel for visitor attraction featuring printing in the UK


Single Colour Print – on unbleached cotton (screen print)

Unbleached cotton tea towel with multi colour floral print, British made


Six Spot Colour Print – on unbleached cotton (screen print)

London scenes souvenir cotton tea towel manufactured in the UK


Three Spot Colour Print – on standard cotton (screen print)

Full colour town views tea towel print on premium cotton for retail trade


Full Colour Process Print – on premium cotton (screen print)

Cotton tea towel featuring full colour nautical scene printed for a museum


Full Colour Process Print – on standard cotton (screen print)

For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page



We also make napkins from all the same fabrics that are available for tea towels


Napkins can be printed in exactly the same way as our tea towels and are available with either screen or digital printing.


Dimensions:- napkins can be as small as you want up to a maximum sewn size of 46cm square.  (We find the 46cm size the most popular).


Napkins can then be packed as singles or in sets of 2s and 4s.


If you want to stand out there are lots of great packaging options such as wraps, ribbons and swing tickets. 

Fabric napkins in bleached and unbleached cotton, screen printed in the UK


Top Left – set of four napkins on unbleached cotton (screen print)

Bottom Right – napkins printed on standard cotton (screen print)

Set of four fabric napkins on panama packed with a belly band wrap


Set of Four Napkins – printed on 220gsm bleached panama (screen print)

Four coordinating unbleached panama napkins packed with jute string and a swing ticket


Set of Four Napkins – printed on 220gsm unbleached panama (screen print)

For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page

Types of Printing On Offer


We offer various types of printing including all-over, edge-to-edge screen print in up to 10 spot colours, full colour process (in which we are acknowledged, prize-winning industry leaders), combined full colour process and spot colour, plus a wide range of metallic options including glitters. 


In addition we have a full digital printing service; this is great for designs with more than 10 spot colours and for small full colour runs or short runs in general.  All-over, edge-to-edge printing is available for all our digital textile products too.  


All-over, edge-to-edge printing is available for all our digital textile products too. 

10 colour screen print carousel for printing tea towels in the UK
Our MHM 10 Colour Automatic Screen Printing Carousel 
Award wining UK tea towel printing
Judged Number One In The World at FESPA

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All our tea towel fabrics are carefully sourced from various countries including Turkey, India and Pakistan and are woven and finished in the UK to our own specifications.  This enables us to have complete control over the quality, colour-yield and provenance of the fabrics we offer. 


Here are descriptions and images of our range of fabrics suitable for tea towels:-


Premium pale cream cotton for UK-made printed tea towels and napkins


Premium Cotton

(220gsm/sq mtr approx) – (weight 174gms/sq mtr approx) – A non-optic, pure bleach finish (the colour of double cream) designed to co-ordinate with our bleached 8oz cotton drill, calico and 10oz canvas.

Standard bright white cotton for UK-made tea towels and napkins, UK printed


Standard Cotton

(174gms/sq mtr approx) – A bright white finish designed to co-ordinate with our 220gsm and 280gsm bleached panama.

Unbleached natural cotton tea towels and napkins, UK manufacturer


Unbleached Cotton

(174gms/sq mtr approx) – An unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached 8oz cotton drill, calico, 10oz canvas and 220gsm and 280gsm panama.

Bleached organic cotton for tea towels and napkins printed in the UK, environmental and ethical cotton



Bleached Organic Cotton

(174gms/sq mtr approx)  – An organic non-optic, pure bleach fabric (the colour of double cream).

Unbleached natural organic cotton, good for the environment, British manufacture


Unbleached Organic Cotton

(174gms/sq mtr approx)  - An organic unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached 8oz organic cotton drill and 280gsm unbleached organic panama.

Heavier weight, bright white linen union, 50/50 cotton linen blend for tea towels and napkins


Linen Union

(200gsm/sq mtr approx) – A bright white optic finish 50/50 cotton/linen blend designed to co-ordinate with our 220gsm and 280gsm bleached panama.


For Heavier-weight & Digital Print Options


Heavy-weight bleached white panama tea towel, 220gsm, for digital or screen printing


Bleached Panama

(220gsm/sq mtr approx) – A bright white optic finish designed to co-ordinate with our 280gsm bleached panama.

Heavy-weight 220gsm unbleached natural tea towels and napkins, printed in UK


Unbleached Panama

(220gsm/sq mtr approx) - An unbleached, natural oat-meal finish with flecks of cotton seeds designed to co-ordinate with our unbleached 8oz cotton drill, calico, 10oz canvas and 220gsm and 280gsm panama.

Digital Printed Tea Towels


Pre-treated Standard Cotton for Digital Printing

Whilst our digital prints on our untreated fabrics are already bright and colourful – if you are after more vibrant reds and blues plus very strong blacks then we offer pre-treated standard cotton (for an additional charge).

For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page

In-house sewing unit, cotton and linen tea towels, and fabric napkins, made in UK

Bespoke Sewing Options

One of the strengths of Countryside Art is we have a very large, well-equipped Sewing Unit so we can offer all types of bespoke add-ons in the manufacturing of your tea towels.


Our bespoke sewing options are as follows:-


Adding wash labels to UK-made tea towels, many sewing thread colours available


Thread Colours - we have an enormous range of different thread colours enabling us to match to any colours for all-over, edge-to-edge printed tea towels.


Wash Labels – we can use our own standard labels or we can to include our customer’s own wash labels.

Tea towel hanging loops, many colours, polyester and cotton hang loops


Hanging Loops – we offer a wide range of hanging loop colours or can sew in customer’s own provided hanging loops.


We can also provide diagonal hanging loops or multiple hanging loops which are popular on the continent.  Again please just let us know what you want.

Customer logo labels in UK made tea towels, and napkins


Customer’s Own Supplied Logo Labels – we can sew in supplied logo labels in either a standard position on the reverse of the tea towel or a special position such as on the front - the choice is yours.

Hanging Loop Colours


Why not jazz up your tea towels with a coloured hanging loop – an inexpensive way to make a statement.

Red polyester hanging loop for tea towel
Red (polyester)
Navy polyester hanging loop for cotton tea towels
Navy (polyester)
Cream polyester hanging loop for tea towel
Cream (polyester)
Bright pink polyester hanging loop for tea towel
Pink (polyester)
Green hanging loop for UK manufactured tea towels
Green (polyester)
Unbleached cotton hanging loop for unbleached cotton tea towels
Unbleached (cotton)
Purple polyester hanging loop for tea towel
Purple (polyester)
Black polyester hanging loop, good for black tea towels
Black (polyester)
Natural white polyester hanging loop for cotton and linen union tea towels
Natural White (polyester)
Brown polyester loop for cotton and linen union tea towels
Brown (polyester)

Printed Tea Towels


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Bespoke Packaging Options 


In addition to making your tea towel a special gift, bespoke packaging strengthens your branding and can be an ideal platform to provide more information plus promote your website and on-line shop 


We’ve listed all the options along with images to make it easy to choose the right packaging for your tea towel.


Bulk Packed – your tea towels will be supplied packed in poly bags of either 10 or 25 depending on the order quantity.  For a small extra charge we do have the option of bulk packing in smaller quantities too 


Individually Bagged – if you need to keep your stock protected when on display we offer individual bagging in clear polypropylene bags. 


To further enhance presentation and promote your brand we can add the following packaging - all printed digitally in-house at very competitive prices:-


Tea towel individually poly bagged with insert


Tea Towel Individually Bagged With Inserts - can be folded in 8ths or 16ths, plus the inserts can be any shape or size

Tea towel packed with belly band wrap, individually bagged plus euro hanger


Tea Towel Wrap Individually Bagged With A Euro Hanger – folded in 8ths

Tea towel packed with belly band wrap, no poly bag


Tea Towel Wrap Unbagged – folded in 8ths and can also be supplied individually bagged too

Tea towel, smaller fold, packed with belly band wrap


Tea Towel Wrap Unbagged - folded in 16ths and can be supplied individually bagged too

Tea towels packed as set of two with belly band wrap


Set of Two Tea Towels – folded into 16ths (top left) and 8ths (bottom right) both can be supplied individually bagged

Tea towels with swing ticket, bulk packed


Swing Tickets – these are available as single or double sided prints on matt or shiny card.  They can be any size and are attached with nylon kimbles, ribbon or string

Tea towels with trays, headers, individually bagged plus euro hangers


Trays and Headers - available with individual bagging only.  Euro hangers can be added

Header cards with euro slots, for hanging display, printed in the UK


Card Header with Punched Euro Slot - great if you want to hang up the tea towel without a plastic bag.  A swing ticket can make a nice addition to show the individual design if you want to use a generic header across a range of designs

Tea towels tied up with ribbon, jute string plus plastic hanger


Jute String or Ribbon – why not try something different.  A swing ticket makes a nice addition plus we also have plastic hangers so the item can be displayed hung up

Set of two tea towels on plastic hanger with swing ticket


Set of 2 Tea Towels on a Plastic Hanger – again a swing ticket makes a nice addition to this option

Co-ordinated set tea towel, apron, oven glove, packed with trays, individually poly bagged, with hangers, for retail display


Co-ordinated Sets – we can provided co-ordinated packaging across a range of products.  The Cadbury range pictured here includes a tea towel, plus an apron and double oven glove in hanger bags

Barcode stickers and labels, for retail display of UK printed tea towels


Barcodes – More and more retailers are calling for stock to be barcoded.  We have the facilities to create any type of barcode and can either print them on to the swing tickets, inserts etc or we can print them on to peelable self-adhesive labels. We can also attach barcode labels provided by the customer


More Bespoke Options – if you require something different to the above please let us know.  We are always open to our customer’s requirements and this is how some of our popular packaging ideas have come about.  We are also happy to use packaging supplied by the customer.


For more information please get in touch via our Contact Page