Rebecca’s Tea Towel Story

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Rebecca (or @mmmmthinking) is someone I’ve ‘met’ on Twitter. Rebecca likes tea towels which is always a good start. In response to my request for pictures of tea towels, Rebecca said

“2019 well washed Christmas Day tea towel”. There was a lovely picture. I asked her if I could use it in the Museum. “Yes please and sorry for the delay. I had to get the iron out”. This was rapidly followed by “2020, in an effort to shop local I couldn’t get a Christmas one. I could have purchased online from Ulster Weavers but that defeated the purpose. Ah well, there’s (hopefully) always next year. Merry Christmas”, a picture of a different tea towel, but folded in half.

“Could you do a full frontal picture?” I asked

“In any other situation that would be rude” was her response but a ‘full frontal’ soon arrived, of a beautiful display of colourful cats. This woman was not only good at choosing tea towels but also at taking photos of them. “I keep getting my shadow in it, I thought. I LOVE tea towels!!”. This was going well so the obvious question was “With your skills, would you like to be a Guest Tea Towel? ……. Immortalised in a Museum!”

“I’m working on it as we speak”. That’s my sort of person and here is Rebecca’s Tea Towel Story…

“So after a rummage in the hot press, this is really my favourite Tea Towel. Created for the Primary School, that my sister-in-law taught at, in order to raise funds. It is made up of some very funny self-portraits. My niece, Alice, and nephew Andrew are in there. Alice got married in 2019 and still has the same curly hair. Every time I use it I think of all those children, grown up and, hopefully, happy. And the Tea Towel is going strong.”. Alice is second down on the right and that is great curly hair!

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Rebecca ended with “Thank you so much for the opportunity.  I was surprised by my choice but it’s got such love behind it.”  And that is what makes Tea Towels so interesting, the love behind the.  Thank you Rebecca

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