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Tea/dish towels

Posted by stitcheasy2003 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 2, 07 at 11:28

Are tea towels and dish towels the same thing? (fabric used to dry and wipe your dishes with). . Or do you have another name for them?
Dish cloths for washing dishes with.
Hand towels for drying hands with.
That may sound like a silly question to ask but each place has its own name for things.
Thank you

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RE: Tea/dish towels

Hello stitcheasy...I'm Karen from the UK and over here we use teatowels for drying dishes....dishcloths for washing them.....flannels for washing our faces and hand towels for drying our hands!
I dont think it's a silly question at all,its great to find out what people in other countries call every day items! I have a friend in the USA who one sent me some 'tip towels' which seemed to be a little smaller than a hand towel but bigger than a flannel, but they're much too pretty to use for anything!

RE: Tea/dish towels

Tea towels are smaller than dish towels and often linen or cotton. Many are used for show in the kitchen and people collect them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Examples of tea towels

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