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Introducing our Tea Towel Winners!

Our Spring Tea Towel design challenge this year was a HUGE success, with over 500 entries alone! There were some super designs across 2 age categories...but we finally have our winners! Here's a bit more about them and their awesome designs.


Lilly Lamb- Young Artist


What inspired your design?

I really love fruits and parties so thought it would be fun to combine them! I love all the fruit in my drawing, and chose a rainbow background as they're beautiful and who doesn't love rainbows!


How did you create your design?

First I drew the fruit, I had to decide the shades of the colours I wanted to use as I had a lot to choose from. I used a mixture of wax crayons, colouring pencils and felt tip pens. Once I had coloured the fruit in, then I could do the background. I used a grey pencil to make the outlines of the fruit stronger.

Who is your favourite artist?

My favourite is a book illustrator called Axel Scheffler.


What's something creative you’ve done during lockdown?

I made a wish jar during the first lockdown using an old jam jar of my Mum's. I decorated the jar using paint and markers, and wrote wishes down on coloured card squares to put in it. The wishes were for all the things I wanted to do during lockdown but couldn't, like go to the beach. When we're able to again we're going to get the wishes out of the jar and do them all!


See Lilly's tea towel here !



Stan Redfern - Young Artist


1) What inspired your design?

I was inspired by it being Easter, I drew one bunny and it looked cool so I drew more and was aiming to get to 100! I think I managed it!!


2) How did you create your design?

I used Procreate on my dad’s iPad. I got an iPad pen for my birthday at the beginning of lockdown and taught myself how to use Procreate - I had lots of time to practice!


3) Who is your favourite artist?

I really like comics, my favourite comic artist is Jamie Smart.


4) What's something creative you’ve done during lockdown?

During lockdown I made a plant pot using air drying clay.


See Stan's tea towel here !



Sebastian Ing -young artist


1) What inspired your design?

I was inspired by Dragon's Race To The Edge


2) How did you create your design?

I mixed the King Of Dragons and Skrill from Dragons Race To The Edge to make my dragon and coloured it in with felt pens and pencils.


3) Who is your favourite artist?

I like Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh.


4) What's something creative you’ve done during lockdown?

I've built lots of Lego creations and have done lots of artwork during lockdown.


See Sebastian's tea towel here !



Angela Jamieson - Adult Artist


1) What inspired your design?

I'm primarily an animal and pet portrait artist, but I've recently been exploring colour and more expressive landscape and abstract paintings. It's been great to paint more intuitively and from the heart, and it's clear my love for the Pentland Hills, which I used to walk up weekly, have been a catalyst for this shift from my usual subjects. My many trips up north to the Highlands on holidays have been a great inspiration too. I love anything to do with the countryside and its flora and fauna!

2) How did you create your design?

My tea towel design is a section of my painting, Sunburst. It's an acrylic painting done on board. Normally I work with quite a limited palette of about 4 or 5 colours, but with this one I pushed myself to use as many colours as took my fancy, trying to keep the brushstrokes visible and bold rather than blending too much.

3) Where can we find more of your work?

I have two social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram - one for my animal art business, Anj Art and one for my more explorative landscape and abstracts called The Idle Creative. You can also find more info and work for sale on my website www.anjart.co.uk

4) Who is your favourite artist?

Oh, this is a tough one! I have so many favourites and I take little bits of inspiration from the many current artists I follow on social media, but, if I had to choose just one, I think I find the most joy looking at the equestrian work of Sir Alfred Munnings. The luminosity and light in his horses is beautiful. He captures the very essence of the equine, elegant and gracious and with horses being my first love, I could look at his work all day!

5) What's something creative you’ve done during lockdown?

During lockdown, I had a bout of bad health which meant I had to give up my day job. My art has been a bit of a side hustle for many years, but I decided to really focus on making it my full time job and I count myself very lucky to have had it to fall back on. Aside from working to build my business further, I've really embraced the fact I can be creative every day with my paintings and commissions and my partner gifted me with a drawing tablet which I have enjoyed learning and experimenting with, combining my paintings with digital elements.

6) Favourite quote?

It has to be Andy Warhol's quote " Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they're deciding, make even more art." It resonates with me because I admit to being a bit of a procrastinator, sometimes I just need to "get it done"! But I've also found that to really enjoy my work, I need to paint for me first and foremost. It's such a personal process that one must be true to themselves and paint from the heart, regardless of what the voices around them are saying.


See Angela's tea towel here !



Elizabeth Marti - Adult Artist


1) What inspired your design?

I wanted to create a conversational print for my kitchen wall for a while and I had started to sketch some basic shapes of fruit and veg. When I saw the competition I thought my idea could work well on a tea towel so decided to keep going with this idea and enter it for your competition.


2) How did you create your design?

I sketched out some simple shapes of different fruit and vegetables, then scanned my work into the computer and using Adobe photoshop I played around with layers, space, texture and colour.


3) Where can we find more of your work?

More of my work can be seen on my website www.elizabethmartiprint.com and on my instagram account @elizabethmarti.print


4) Who is your favourite artist?

I don't have one favourite but I do love the work of the artist Raoul Dufy, the textile designer Vera Neumann and the illustrator Rene Grau.


5) What's something creative you’ve done during lockdown?

I started doing personalised portraits. The first was a gift for a friend which has led to quite a few commissions since. I have also filled quite a few sketchbooks this year, keeping them round the house. I have one in the kitchen that I jot down sketches in while I cook. I have burnt the odd meal because of it.


6) Favourite quote?

"Creativity takes courage" -Henri matisse


See Elizabeth's tea towel here !


Erol Dõnmez - Adult Artist


Our third adult tea towel design winner was Erol Dõnmez! We love this colourful design, which is now available to buy at Wraptious!



See Erol's tea towel here !







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