Just a quick postscript to an earlier blog about a special offer on Ian Mankin products. My new oven mitts and oil cloth table cloth have arrived, and already facing up to the rigours of life in our busy kitchen! I am particularly happy with the matt-finish of the oil cloth. It is a more subtle than the previous oilcloth that covered our kitchen table, “grown-up” was the phrase my other half used. It doesn’t scream, “Wipe-clean” in quite the same way. And when I find a minute, I will be (attempting) making a shopper bag from the off-cut…..
I am a great fan of Ian Mankin fabrics. Their contemporary twist on some British classics look great, and have good provenance. The fabrics are made from 100% natural fibres and over 90% are woven in this country in their own traditional Lancashire cotton mill, which has been run by the same family for six generations. The range includes tickings, stripes, checks and plains, and it is well-priced. Perfect for a seaside retreat, or in our case, urban bathroom.
And this month they are offering a free pair of oven mitts with purchases over £100, or oven mitts and apron on purchases over £200, so it could be time to update the oilcloth which is vital to preserving our kitchen table from all manner of mishaps!