Mary Lake-Thompson Cat in Catnip Flour Sack Dish Towel – The Barrington Garage
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Mary Lake-Thompson Cat in Catnip Flour Sack Dish Towel

Mary Lake-Thompson Cat in Catnip Flour Sack Dish Towel

Mary Lake-Thompson

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  • Adorable black and white cat in a pot of catnip, designed by Mary Lake-Thompson
  • Designed and printed in the USA on premium towels from India or Egypt
  • 100% cotton flour sack, unparalleled for lint-free drying
  • Generously sized at 30" x 30"; printed area 5-1/2" x 6"
  • Machine wash cold, air or tumble dry low; iron on reverse side

Vintage flour sack towels have remained the cook's favorite kitchen textile for well over a hundred years. Early adopters used salvaged fabric from old flour or grain sacks, which they bleached, washed, and trimmed to size. Modern methods have facilitated mass production and beautiful graphics while maintaining the practicality of the originals. Nothing can beat the towels' absorbency, softness, and virtually lint-free performance, making them perfect for drying everything from everyday dishes to crystal stemware.

Mary Lake-Thompson studied art at the University of Colorado and the San Francisco Art Institute. She and her husband, Richard, met in the 70s and began a journey that has taken them from selling original prints at local art shows to a nationally recognized brand. Her namesake company has designed and produced soaps, aprons, bath products, drawer liners, sachets, napkins, hats, and, of course, her signature flour sack towels. The production studio is located in Oroville, California, and employs about 50 people. Mary's daughter, Sara, continues the tradition with her modern take on classic housewares called Montgomery Street.


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