This year's tea towel was designed using the flower garden here at 1840 Farm as inspiration. My daughter created original artwork featuring six of our favorite flowers to be included on this year's tea towel. We hope that a calendar with marigolds, sunflowers, roses, daffodils, peony, and lavender will help to lift all of our spirits as we wait until it is time to enjoy the blooms in next year's garden.
There’s something absolutely fabulous and full of the farmhouse style I adore about a tea towel with a calendar printed on it. I remember my grandmother having them in her kitchen when I was a little girl.
Our tea towels are custom printed with my daughter’s original artwork onto sturdy linen cotton canvas fabric using water-based, non-toxic pigmented inks. The process is eco-friendly and allows us to create custom designs on lovely fabric that will stand the test of time.
The linen cotton canvas fabric has a nice texture without being rough. We have taken the extra step to prewash each piece of fabric before finishing it into a tea towel here in our farmhouse studio. We’ll also give each finished towel a light ironing so that it is ready to use or display as soon as it arrives.
Finishing the towels by hand here at the farmhouse rather than having them mass produced takes a bit more time, but we like knowing that each towel is handmade. It’s important to us that we add that handmade feel to every single item that we send from our farmhouse to your house.
We cut out each tea towel by hand before finishing it at the sewing machine. Each finished towel measures approximately 15” wide by 24” long and includes a hanging loop to add a simple way for you to hang your towel on a hook to dry when not in use. We’re creating these loops using a length of flat trim that coordinates with the towel. It lays flat when not in use and doesn’t stretch out of shape when supporting the towel. Each towel also includes a pocket hem on the top edge to allow a ½” dowel rod to be easily slipped through and hung on a wall throughout the year.
Our tea towels should be washed in cold water using gentle detergent. Bleach should be avoided. They can be tumbled in the dryer on low heat and ironed on the backside if desired. The nature of this fabric will ensure that it becomes softer with each washing. As is the nature of any colorful design, the colors may fade ever so slightly with time and wear.
Please note that this is a tea towel of the old fashioned and genuine variety, not a dish towel. Each one will be made by hand and made to order. We will keep you updated as to our progress making your tea towel and will make every effort to fill your order as timely as possible while paying close attention to the handmade details that make a product like this special.