A colourful tea towel designed by a York cartoonist and illustrator has been created to support a nature retreat.
The towel is the work of Jamie Charteris, who is also known for his greetings card designs, and promotes pioneering Yorkshire environmental charity, the Woodmeadow Trust.
Woodmeadow Trust runs Three Hagges Woodmeadow, a wonderful oasis of nature at Hollicarrs near Escrick, between York and Selby.
The Trust’s founder, Rosalind Forbes Adam, had the idea for a tea towel after attending the Groundswell Regenerative Agriculture conference in Hertfordshire this summer, where participants were offered a potted ‘how to’ guide on a tea towel.
Rosalind explained: “This got me thinking. Not only would a tea towel act as a guide for anyone wanting to create a woodmeadow, however small, it would also help to raise the profile of what we are doing at our own woodmeadow.
“I have known Jamie Charteris for many years and have always been impressed by his work as a designer and illustrator. He kindly drafted an amazing series of designs for us; they were so good it was difficult to decide on which one to choose.
“Eventually we selected his recipe idea, which was deceptively simple, yet also imaginative and educational. It appealed to us all. We are incredibly grateful and we hope the towel will inspire people in their gardens this coming spring.”
The tea towel is 100 per cent linen. It costs £12.50 and is available from the Woodmeadow Trust website.