Being a cat-lover, through the years I have received many cat themed gifts. (It makes an easy gift for friends & family- and I’m NOT complaining). I definitely have a certain “type” of cat things I prefer, as you probably do also.
Lately I’m getting more & more into cat kitchen towels. I’ve always had some of the usual cotton terry towels but now I’m expanding into other fabrics. Most recently Irish linen. Linen towels have always been around and known for being the “good drying towels” for glasses & silverware. I had just never used them.
I found a well-known Irish linen company called Ulster Weavers. Previously they shipped only from Ireland, but with these economical times, they finally allowed part of their designs to be made in China and shipped from a location in New York. And since they had several cat designs I ordered some for my web site to sell.
As I said, I have never used linen towels before. I pre-washed these as recommended but also learned they need to be ironed to keep their crisp look. So I’m getting an education about linen! They do dry very nicely but I actually like them more as decoration. Besides hanging, they make beautiful placemats under a centerpiece on a table or under a tea service. And a wonderful keepsake type of gift for a cat-lover.
What experiences have you had with linen towels? Do you prefer them? I’d love to hear your feedback.
As for my website, I plan to expand my catalog with different types of towels (with cats of course) that are available. I hope you will check in occasionally and see what’s new!