Navy Blue Striped Linen Tea Towel

Original price was: £18.00.Current price is: £16.00.

Navy striped 100%  pure linen tea towel.  Hand crafted in Cornwall by Helen Round.  Tried and tested in the cookery school kitchen, and loved by our guests.  The tea towels are proven to be durable and hard-wearing, and as they are created with pure linen, soften and improve with continued use.

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Navy striped, 100% pure linen tea towel.  Hand crafted in Cornwall by Helen Round.  Tried and tested in the cookery school kitchen, and loved by our guests.  The tea towels are proven to be durable and hard-wearing, and as they are created with pure linen, soften and improve with continued use.

These are the ideal cloth for drying glasses but, we think they are too eye-catching to be relegated to doing the 'dishes'.  The contemporary  pattern makes the tea towels perfect for covering the tea tray or picnic.   We also use ours to wrap the Soda Bread after baking.  This helps to soften the crust.

Easy to machine wash at 30 C with no fading or distortion of the illustration.  This makes a perfect housewarming gift for any cook or baker. Also available as a matching set of bowl covers, large bowl cover and reusable bread storage bag.


We love these beautiful cloths because:

  • They are perfect for drying glasses and do not leave smears or fluff.
  • Made with 100 % linen so they are hard wearing and durable.
  • The design does not fade and the linen softens with regular use.
  • Linen is an ideal fabric for use in the kitchen as it naturally repels stains.
  • The hand drawn garden design is so pretty, we are sure you will find so many uses for these around the kitchen and home.  We use ours to wrap freshly baked soda bread (click here for recipe) and to cover the early morning, tea tray delivered to the guest rooms.

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We love these extra large bowl covers because they look great as well as being practical:

  • Suitable to use in the fridge but equally don’t look out of place on the kitchen counter.
  • Ideal for covering food whilst dining outside or preparing the barbeque.
  • Ingredients can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the larder, fridge or at ambient temperatures.*
  • The bowl covers allow food to breathe so are ideal for sourdoughs and ferments.
  • Linen covers are reusable as well as washable so they are a great alternative to cling film and plastic bags.

*Following food safety and hygiene guidelines.

We are really proud to stock sustainable linens by Helen Round. All tried and tested in our busy cookery school kitchen .

  • In addition to being beautifully designed, all of the materials used in these products are ethically sourced and made using small batch production, with each linen piece hand-printed, using traditional screen-printing techniques.
  • Each product is designed to minimise waste and offer customers a sustainable, low impact, environmentally friendly alternative to single use products
  • The reusable and long lasting nature of their eco-products cuts out the use of cling-film.
  • Easily washable either by hand or in a machine @ 30 C
  • This community based company evidently values its team who are rewarded with a living wage

The Helen Round philosophy is to create products that are long lasting, beautifully made and of excellent quality, with the smallest possible impact on the environment.

We hope you love the range as much as we do!

Kitchen hacks & tips

Make the most of your 100% linen tea towel with our Soda Bread recipe:

For one large loaf that makes four greedy portions or six if you are being frugal, you will need

225 g  light spelt flour

225 g  plain white spelt flour 

Or use the same quantity of wholemeal flour and plain flour

1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt

1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

1 teaspoon golden caster sugar

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

50 g unsalted butter

275 ml buttermilk ( or 200 ml natural yoghurt and 75 ml milk )

To bake in the AGA – slide the grid shelf on the floor of the roasting oven and check the plain, cold shelf is ready for use. Slide this over the loaf when you begin baking.

Preheat conventional ovens to 190 C or Gas Mark 5

Sift all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, rub in the butter until it looks a little like breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk or yoghurt and milk. Mix together to form a sticky dough using a spatula.

Turn out on a floured surface and knead gently using a little extra wholemeal or spelt flour and shape into a round.

Transfer to a non stick baking sheet and cut into the shaped loaf to score either four quarters or six portions.

Rest the dough for five minutes and then bake for 30 – 40 minutes until it is golden brown and the underneath sounds hollow when tapped.

If baking in the AGA you may need to remove the plain, cold shelf for the last ten minutes of cooking.

After baking, remove the loaf from the tray and wrap it in a clean tea towel to trap the steam whilst it cools.

This loaf is usually best the day it is made but it also makes great AGA toast if you slice it thickly and brown the bread on the floor of the AGA roasting oven.

Other ideas…

Add a handful of sultanas or your favourite dried fruit to the dough before mixing to make a fruit bread to serve with a pot of tea.

Add 50 g (2 oz) grated hard cheese and a few snipped chives to serve alongside a bowl of vegetable soup.

Care instructions

To keep your tea towels looking their best:

100% linen Machine washable at 30 degrees


Width 44 cm

Length 70 cm

Includes a useful hanging loop in the centre of the shortest end

Made from

100% linen with a hand drawn design which has been applied using time honoured screen printing techniques.

Created by skilled artists in a Cornish studio.