This cheeky little beaver is screen-printed by hand from an original drawing by the artist. The beaver is a well-known symbol of Canada, honoured by the Hurons for hundreds of years as their totem and since 1867, the beaver has been on the official coat of arms of the Canadian government.
Made from unbleached and non-dyed natural linen, the modern industrial grey color is a result of the way in which the flax is cultivated and harvested. The illustrations are originals, drawn and hand-printed by the artist using water-based, eco-friendly, and heat-set ink. These whimsical tea towels have the durability of linen and will be beautiful for many years to come at home or at the cottage.
Tea towel measures 16” x 25.5” (40.5 cm x 65 cm)
The Artist/Designer: Barbara has been drawing animals all her life. For a number of years she was illustrating children's books, and then started stylizing her work to look like the steel engravings or woodblock prints that can be found in vintage school books and screen printing her drawings onto textiles by hand. All of the sewing is done with a 1947 Singer Featherweight sewing machine which is in keeping with the "vintage-look" of her work.