Tea Towels & Coasters

Cambridge, England

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Alison Hullyer

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Alison Hullyer


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About AlisonHullyer

Sales 433
On Etsy since 2014

A brief history...

I've always wanted to work in the design industry. After studying for a degree in Graphic Design in Newcastle I set up my freelance business at home in Cambridge in 1992. I had support from The Prince's Trust who leant me money to buy an etching press and sponsored me at two Trade Fairs. This gave me my lucky break as my work was spotted by a publisher. I ended up designing many hundreds of cards for them as well as other stationery products such as notepaper, wrapping paper and even mini jigsaw puzzles. I continue to design for various publishers, most notably Flamingo Paperie (formerly Phoenix Trading).

Since 1996, I have participated in Cambridge Open Studios, where I exhibit my fine-art prints and welcome visitors to my studio in July. I was also selected to exhibit at the Cambridge Original Printmakers biennale show in September 2016.

In 2011 I started taking part in some events at Christmas and wanted to have more affordable gift items to sell. This is when I introduced my range of screen-printed tea towels and coasters depicting my designs. They proved to be very popular and I now have seven tea towel designs in various colours and 70 coasters (not all on etsy). I supply to various shops and galleries around the country including my local National Trust shops at Anglesey Abbey, Wicken Fen and Houghton Mill.

Thank you for visiting my shop. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 July, 2020
Welcome to my etsy shop featuring my full range of screen-printed tea towels. All are designed by me and printed in the UK. Also shown here are small selection of my coasters featuring my designs. They are also made in the UK. More designs can be found on my website.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
Returns and exchange details
We hope you are pleased with your order. However, you can return part or all of your order to us for any reason. First, please contact us within 7 days and tell us you will be returning the item. Please then wrap the item carefully - preferably using the original packaging. The item must reach us in the same perfect condition as they were dispatched. Once we have received the item we will refund the value of the item within 14 days of receiving the returned item. If in the EU a refund of the initial shipping cost will also be issued. Buyers are responsible for the return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

If the cost of shipping multiple items exceeds the actual cost to us by more than £5, we will refund the difference (less any charges incurred).
I accept payments by paypal, debit and credit card.
We normally aim to post orders within three days (usually next day) but very occasionally there may be times when this is not possible, in which case you will be notified. Items are sent via 1st class Royal Mail. There may be a delays to normal postal services due to Covid-19 restrictions.

There is now an option to have delivery Tracked and Signed for at an additional cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Customs Fees for International Shipping -
Please refer to your local customs agency about any import fees or taxes that may be incurred. The buyer is responsible for this payment. We are not responsible for any additional charges or delays at customs. So far we have not received any reports about any of our products being subject to custom fees, but the buyer needs to be aware of the possibility.

The copyright of all images in this shop remain the property of Alison Hullyer at all times and may not be used without permission.

Recommended last dates to order in time for Christmas (December 2020):
1st - Africa, Middle East
5th - Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan
6th - Caribbean, Central & South America
7th - Greece, Turkey, Australia & New Zealand
8th - Eastern Europe
11th - USA, Canada, Finland & Sweden
14th - Europe
18th - UK
To comply with the new GDPR rules I can assure you that I don't pass on any of your details to a third party. I only use your details to process your order and won't add you to any kind of mailing list without your permission.

More information

Last updated on 12 Apr, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Tea Towels are 47.5cm x 79cm (slight shrinkage may occur after first wash).

Coasters are 9cm x 9cm.

Care instructions

Tea Towels are fully machine washable (recommended 40 degrees) and can also be tumble dried and ironed.
Coasters - wipe with a damp cloth, do not submerge in hot water.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Tea Towels come folded with a brown paper band around the middle. The packaged tea towel comes wrapped in tissue paper unless you request otherwise.

Coasters are protected with card and can be gift wrapped on request.

I don't include a printed receipt unless requested.

Wholesale availability

I am able to supply tea towels, coasters and cards on a wholesale basis. Please message me for details.

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