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The Summer Wheat Organic Kitchen Towel | The Faithful Hound


Sometimes I cast my eyes over a field or my garden and hope I’ll catch someone in the middle of an errand. A chipmunk headed to the birdbath for a drink. Maybe a mouse climbing into the raspberries to nab the juiciest one before scurrying on home. If I’m lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of these moments in a creatures’ day, I like to create a story around it. I designed these towels hoping the owner would create their own story, maybe it would be different every time they used it.

These towels are handmade using heavy weight organic cotton and printed using water based, eco friendly inks. They measure 19″x 28″ and are machine washable. Washing with like colors and with cold water is recommended.

This is a handmade item that is printed and sewn one at a time, so slight variations in image and ink color 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