I finally made it to Fine Art Linen Co, and what an experience it was. The shop has been there since the late sixties, and I’d hazard a guess that not much has changed since it opened. The lovely bloke who runs the shop took over from his father, who started the business on the same premises, and he’s been running it with his wife for the last fifteen years. They stock a huge range of Ulster teatowels (who would’ve guessed that Northern Ireland is teatowel/linen capital of the world?) in various cool patterns (see above and below, but head to the store to check out the cats, elephants, rabbits, ducks, floral patterns and more) and also a good range of Rodriguez teatowels too (‘The Tea Towel People’, according to their website).
Plus, for all you doily freaks out there, the shop also stocks a mind-boggling aray of hand-embroidered doilies, table runners, tablecloths and napkins. This is truly the one-stop nanna shop. Note: there is no eftpos machine or even a cash register in the store – cash sales only or, for a real blast from the past, credit card sales with one of those old-school swipey things that makes such a satisfying crunch.
Fine Art Linen Co
847 Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
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