Friday, January 6, 2023

2023 Tea Towel Calendar

A short post today just to mark the beginning of a new embroidery project I expect to be working on for much of the year - a tea towel calendar from Gingiber @gingiberI didn't even know tea towel calendars were a thing until I saw Jen @stitchalongwithjen post about her new sew along. 

Photo by Stacie Bloomfield; Used by permission.

I'm not joining the monthly subscription being offered, but my friend Sharon @redapplestitches will be working on her own tea towel project, so I expect we'll compare notes; and I'll be following along with Jen and other stitchers on Instagram.

Though I haven't begun stitching quite yet, I've backed the towel with a lightweight cotton fabric, and chosen a handful of perle cotton threads to get me started. I have a handwork project or two to finish first, and then I'll be starting in. I'm looking forward to this unique kind of sampler!


  1. I'll be interested to see this one come about. I never though of embroidering a tea towel calendar.

  2. Ok, this really dates me, but tea towel calendars used to be a big thing when I was growing up. I remember using many of them in my mom's kitchen. I have a batik tea towel calendar I received from a missionary friend years ago; now I need to find it and see if it would work for something like this. Fun idea!

  3. This is something straight out of the box - can't wait to see your stitching.

  4. Another inspiring idea! love it. Will you actually use it someday as a tea towel?

  5. I remember seeing kitchen towel calendars on my elderly relative's walls. Never thought much about them. But how clever for someone to design a calendar for embroidery! Seems like the perfect way to stitch something that will already have a purpose when you're finished. But it's a 2023 calendar, right? So you won't be using it in 2023, right? So that means you'll have a finished 2023 calendar when the year is over?