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Group of Seven 2022 Calendar Tea Towels

Group of Seven 2022 Calendar Tea Towels

Regular price $140.00 USD
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This is a preorder product listing. It includes a bundle of seven tea towels mailed out to individual addresses.  Each tea towel is discounted by $6. A nominal shipping charge of $23 has been added to the order to cover the cost of shipping each tea towel to a separate address.

We have every expectation that these towels will be delivered in plenty of time for Christmas in spite of shipping and production delays that are more and more common this year. When your tea towel order is shipped, you will receive a tracking number so that you can follow your order's progress on the journey to you.


This year’s design is inspired by the harvest and a poem that I hold dear. One year after planting our heirloom tomato patch, I decided to research why a variety was named “Paul Robeson” and found myself reading a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks. It is named for the man who I learned was a musician, an athlete, a writer, and an African American who fought for civil rights.

The poem includes a line that speaks to me loudly. It reads, “we are each other’s
harvest” and is printed and hanging in my studio. It reminds me that the people in our lives are as precious as those beloved heirloom tomatoes. They are easily bruised while being resilient. They should be treated with care, marveled at, and treasured for the gift that they are.

So, meet our calendar for 2022 inspired by that thought. I hope that you will like it as much as we do and that it will remind you for 365 days that we are each other’s harvest. It features my daughter's original artwork inspired by our annual harvest here on the farm. We started with the Mason jar we store so much of the harvest in and also the bees that helps pollinate our blooms and keep our garden healthy.
You'll find the blueberries and raspberries (including our beloved blackcaps) as well as spring peas, sweet corn, an heirloom tomato, and a fabulous pumpkin. We also included the fresh eggs that we harvest from our chicken coop and duck house because we prize that harvest every bit as much as what we collect from the berry patch and 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. 

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. 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.  

Materials

Prewashed fabric, cording, thread

Our Styles and Sizes

All of our coiled fabric pieces are made by hand here at 1840 Farm.  Each fabric strip is torn by hand before being combined with other complimentary fabrics and then wrapped around a length of cording, joining the fabrics as we go.  The fabric wrapped cord is then coiled and stitched together using a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine.  I continue to wrap the coil and shape each item as it is stitched.

Each piece has its own unique color pattern and slight variation in shape.  Because every piece is handmade, each one is a true original.  Our handmade baskets display the raw edge of the fabrics used to create it.  They are handmade in our non-smoking farmhouse.  

I make our fabric items using the same technique my Great Grandmother used over 50 years ago.  She lovingly transformed worn out clothing into useful household items that were used in their New England farmhouse.  While her items were made purely for utility purposes, it is my goal to create beautiful handmade items that can serve a useful purpose in your home.

Each basket in our Collection comes with a hand signed product tag that includes the date that the basket was finished.  Each basket is numbered and displayed in our photo gallery.

Our fabric items can be cleaned by spot cleaning or washing in the gentle cycle of your washing machine.  Gently reshape baskets or trivets while still damp and allow to air dry.  Overturning a damp basket on top of a bowl will ensure that it retains its shape while drying.

Trivets are not fire or flameproof.  They are constructed of cording, fabric, and thread.  They should not be placed in the microwave, oven, or directly over an open flame or hot burner.  We find them to be an excellent buffer between a hot cooking pan and our kitchen counter.  As they are made using natural materials, they will eventually conduct some heat, especially when used under extreme conditions.  Care should be taken to ensure that they are not damaged and that the surfaces beneath them are adequately protected.

We also make custom pieces to order.  Contact us if you have questions or would like to place a custom order. We would love to work together to make a beautiful piece just for you.

We hope to be sending something special from our farmhouse to your house soon!

Baskets

 

Table Baskets feature a round shape and gently sloping sides. They do not have handles.

 

Small Table Basket
$42.00 
This basket is 3 inches high with a top diameter of around 8 inches. The round base measures 4 inches wide.

Medium Table Basket $48.00 
This basket is 3.5 inches high with a top diameter of around 9 inches. The round base measures 5 inches wide.

Large Table Basket $54.00 
This basket is 4.5 inches high with a top diameter of around 11 inches. The round base measures 6 inches wide.

 

  

Egg Baskets feature a round shape and gently sloping sides. They have two handles and can easily be held from the bottom or by grasping both handles together.

Small Egg Basket $48.00 
This basket is 4 inches high with a top diameter of around 8 inches. Our small egg basket is sized to safely transport six to eight large eggs fresh from your coop. The round base measures 4 inches wide.

Medium Egg Basket $54.00 
This basket is 5 inches high with a top diameter of around 9 inches. Our medium egg basket is sized to safely transport twelve to eighteen large eggs fresh from your coop. The round base measures 5 inches wide.

Large Egg Basket $60.00 
This basket is approximately 6 inches high with a top diameter of around 10 inches. Our large egg basket is sized to safely transport eighteen to twenty four large eggs fresh from your coop. The round base measures 6 inches wide.

  

  

Nesting Baskets feature a round shape and straight sides. They nest inside each other when not in use. They do not have handles.

Blue fabric baskets stacked in a set of three

#4 (Small Nesting) Basket $25.00 
This basket is approximately 2 inches high with a top diameter of around 5 inches. The round base measures 4 inches wide.

#6 (Medium Nesting) Basket $40.00 
This basket is approximately 3 inches high with a top diameter of around 6.5 inches. The round base measures 6 inches wide.

#8 (Large Nesting) Basket $50.00 
This basket is approximately 4 inches high with a top diameter of around 8 inches. The round base measures 8 inches wide. 

#10 (Extra Large Nesting) Basket $75.00 
This basket is approximately 5 inches high with a top diameter of around 8 inches. The round base measures 10 inches wide. 

Handmade baskets on a hay bale in the sunshine

Farmhouse Trug Baskets feature an oblong shape and gently sloping sides. They have two handles and can easily be held by grasping both handles together. They were designed to corral supplies for your knitting, crochet, embroidery, or other hand crafting projects.

Medium Farmhouse Trug Basket $56.00 
This basket is approximately 4.5 inches high with a top opening measuring around 7 inches wide by 12 inches long. The oblong base measures 5 by 10 inches. It is perfectly sized for young crafters of single skein projects.

Large Farmhouse Trug Basket $72.00 
This basket is approximately 5.5 inches high with a top opening measuring around 8 inches wide by 14 inches long. The oblong base measures 8 by 12 inches. It is sized for slightly larger projects with room to hold your notions and supplies.

Extra Large Farmhouse Trug Basket $96.00 
This basket is approximately 8 inches high with a top opening measuring around 8 inches wide by 15 inches long. The oblong base measures 8 by 12 inches. This basket is sized to hold large multi skein projects and all of your notions and supplies for your project. 

Market Tote Baskets feature an oblong shape and gently sloping sides. They have two handles and can be finished with your choice of handle type. The shorter handle is perfect for grasping together in hand or carrying over your wrist. The longer handle can be carried over the shoulder.

Large Market Tote Basket $118.00 
This basket is approximately 8 inches high with a top opening measuring around 8 inches wide by 16 inches long. The oblong base measures 5 by 10 inches. It’s similar in size and shape to an over the shoulder handbag.

Jumbo Market Tote Basket $148.00 
This basket is approximately 10 inches high with a top opening measuring around 10 inches wide by 16 inches long. The oblong base measures 7 by 12 inches. It’s similar in size and shape to a market bag and is the bag I take with me on trips to the library and farmer’s market.

Handmade basket in colors of the rainbow

Rainbow Baskets feature a round shape and straight sides. They feature alternating fabric and thread colors to display all the colors of the rainbow. They do not have handles. 

Rainbow Basket $60.00  
This basket is approximately 5.5 inches high with a top diameter of around 8 inches. The round base measures 6 inches wide. 

Harvest Baskets feature an oblong shape and gently sloping sides. They do not have handles.  

Small Harvest Basket $46.00  
This basket is approximately 3 inches high with a top opening measuring around 8 inches wide by 11 inches long. The oblong base measures 4 by 8 inches.  

Medium Harvest Basket $54.00  
This basket is approximately 4 inches high with a top opening measuring around 8 inches wide by 13 inches long. The oblong base measures 5 by 10 inches. 

Large Harvest Basket $66.00  
This basket is approximately 5 inches high with a top opening measuring around 10 inches wide by 14 inches long. The oblong base measures 7 by 11 inches. 

 

Heart shaped basket with heart shaped candies

Heart Shaped Baskets feature an traditional heart shape and gently sloping sides. They do not have handles. 

Small Heart Basket $36.00  
This basket is approximately 2 inches high with a top opening measuring around 6 inches by 8 inches long. The heart shaped base measures 3 by 5 inches. 

Medium Heart Basket $48.00  
This basket is approximately 3 inches high with a top opening measuring around 8 inches by 10 inches long. The heart shaped base measures 4 by 6 inches. 

Large Heart Basket $56.00  
This basket is approximately 4 inches high with a top opening measuring around 9 inches by 11 inches long. The heart shaped base measures 6 by 8 inches. 

Easter Baskets feature a traditional Easter basket’s oblong shape and gently sloping sides. They have long handles that have been stitched together so that they will come to rest above the basket and be easy for little hands to carry. 

Small Easter Basket $44.00  
This basket is approximately 4 inches high. It measures approximately 8 inches tall at the top of its handles. It has a top opening measuring around 6 inches wide by 11 inches long.  

Medium Easter Basket $52.00  
This basket is approximately 5 inches high. It measures approximately 10 inches tall at the top of its handles. It has a top opening measuring around 7 inches wide by 12 inches long. 

Large Easter Basket $62.00  
This basket is approximately 6 inches high. It measures approximately 11 inches tall at the top of its handles. It has a top opening measuring around 8 inches wide by 15 inches long. 

Coasters and Trivets

Our handmade coasters and trivets feature a round shape. They are perfectly suited for placing under mugs, teapots, houseplants, or warm dishes. They add color and texture to any room. They are made using cotton cording, fabric, and thread. They should not be used in extreme conditions and are not fireproof.

Coasters are made in sets of two or four. They can be made with or without a saucer shaped caddy to hold them when not in use.

Set of Two Fabric Coasters $15.00
Each set includes two fabric coiled coasters measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter.

Set of Two Fabric Coasters with a Saucer Caddy $26.00
Each set includes two fabric coiled coasters measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter and a matching saucer shaped caddy that stands 1.5 inches tall with a top opening measuring around 6 inches across.

Set of Four Fabric Coasters $26.00
Each set includes four fabric coiled coasters measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter.

Set of Four Fabric Coasters with a Saucer Caddy $38.00
Each set includes four fabric coiled coasters measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter and a matching saucer shaped caddy that stands 1.5 inches tall with a top opening measuring around 6 inches across.

Saucer Style Trivets provide a spot to place a bottle of wine, a teapot, houseplant, or your car keys at the end of the day. I use them as a place to deposit fresh eggs when I bring them into the farmhouse or to set out butter and eggs to warm up to room temperature before baking.

Small Saucer Style Trivet $16.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 4 inches across and stands just over 1 inch high. The top opening measures around 5 inches across.

Medium Saucer Style Trivet $20.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 6 inches across and stands just over 1 inch high. The top opening measures around 7 inches across.

Large Saucer Style Trivet $30.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 8 inches across and stands just over 1 inch high. The top opening measures around 9 inches across. 

Extra Large Saucer Style Trivet $42.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 10 inches across and stands just over 1 inch high. The top opening measures around 11 inches across.

Traditional Flat Trivets provide a similar spot to place a bottle of wine, a teapot, houseplant, or your favorite coffee mug. I use them throughout the farmhouse to protect surfaces and add a bit of color and texture to their space.

Small Traditional Flat Trivet $10.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 4 inches across.

Medium Traditional Flat Trivet $16.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 6 inches across. 

Large Traditional Flat Trivet $18.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 8 inches across. 

Extra Large Traditional Flat Trivet $24.00
This saucer has a round base measuring about 10 inches across.

Care information

Our fabric baskets can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine.  Gently reshape the basket while still damp and allow to air dry.  Overturning the damp basket on top of a bowl will ensure that it retains its shape while drying.

Trivets and coasters can also be washed in the same manner and allowed to air dry flat to retain their shape.

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We make all of our fabric items by hand right here at the farmhouse. So, if you don't see what you were hoping for or wish that an item were a different style, size, or fabric combination, send us a message. We'd love to make something beautiful and handmade just for you!

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