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The Golden Meadow Organic Kitchen Towel | The Faithful Hound


As summer comes around the bend and the landscape begins to swell from spring rains I can’t help but catch myself lingering by every window to catch a glimpse of the first fireflies of the year. There is always something so comforting about them. Maybe it’s because most of our evening observations involve sound and smell. There is something about seeing the glow of these insects that makes you feel less alone. It’s hard not to feel like they are celebrating just for you.

These towels are handmade using heavyweight organic cotton and printed with eco friendly, water based inks. The fabric is deep navy with vibrant gold ink that may be laundered and dried with your other dark linens. They are preshrunk though washing in cold water to conserve energy is recommended.

*This is a handmade item sewn and printed one at a time, so some variation in color and image may occur.

Located at the Center for Maine Craft.

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The Faithful Hound
Waterboro, Maine

Kirsten Flakne is an illustrator and craftsman based in Waterboro, Maine. She holds a BFA in Crafts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

“I am always trying to capture tiny moments in the garden. Parting the tall grass and getting a glimpse at what goes on beneath. Insects scurrying about their business. Maybe a snake or a toad having an afternoon nap. I like to imagine a fox galloping through the forest, stirring up the fall leaves while the birds sing their autumnal hymns. It is in these hidden places where I gain inspiration for my work. With all Maine has to offer it’s easy to overlook the small things that make this such a special place to live. So I try to bring them into the home, hoping people will gain an appreciation for native wildflowers like beardtongue and goldenrod. I hope to inspire an appreciation for Maine’s biodiversity and use imagery that tells a story.
I begin with a hand drawing which I scan and fine tune on the computer before I burn it to a silkscreen and print onto each item. I then assemble items like the tree skirts, pillows and napkins and do the sewing. My towels are manufactured in the USA and my canvas and linen are GOT certified organic. I use all waterbased ink and practice low impact printing and cleaning methods to recycle the waste water my studio creates.”

Shipping Measurements

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in

Stoneware Clay, Glaze