Tasha Tudor’s Lace ~ photograph by Richard Brown
For this years Tasha Tudor Birthday celebration, I thought it would be nice to share some of the kindred spirits stories! This would be the lovely stories that have been shared with me, from my many new Tasha Tudor kindred spirits. They have shared with me how they came acquainted with Tasha Tudor and / or how she inspires them – what they have in common. Here is the first story from Cynthia:
Photograph by Richard Brown.
I love Tasha, and live a lot like her. She was a wonderful human being, as well as inspirational. I live in Idaho. I have been spinning etc., for 23 years.
Basket of hand dyed wool yarn – “Tasha Tudor’s Heirloom Craft” by Tovah Martin Photographs by Richard Brown
Cynthia goes on to share ~ “I love my treadle machines, I have four of them. They all have a different voice and purpose. I have two one thread chain stitch machine. Willcox Gibb and Singer.
I own one of this first singer electric sewing machines. I like using it for few of my sewing projects, such as lavender sachets I include with each Shawl order. It only sews a straight stitch so it’s not always practical to use. It just seems befitting to use on my sachets.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I use only treadle sewing machines, I don’t own an electric, I spin, weave, hook rugs, crochet, knit a little, chop wood, hunt, fish, and the list goes on”. ~Tasha Tudor
The small piece of weaving on the right was the last piece Tasha was working on. This picture and more can be found in my blog post about my visit to the T.T. museum .
“I also collect and use very old kitchen tools, in good shape, and use a clothesline on good days”.
Do you Collect antique kitchen utensils and ware as Tasha, Cynthia and I do? Do you use yours or display them? Cynthia and I put our’s to use in the kitchen, as intended. I do enjoy using my old fashion egg beater when making my Sunday morning pancakes or french toast.
A beautiful view through the window ~ but who is that our in the garden? ( It is a window posters)
As March arrives, I am out in the garden planting potatoes and onions, as well as Kale and some lettuces. After that is constant drying, canning, freezing and gardening.
You are fortunate to live close to Tasha’s place. I would love to go there, but I don’t travel at my age. I hate freeways, and fast traffic. My husband is from Pa, but I’ve never been there. I’m afraid I would want to stay”.
I (Melissa) do not live in Vermont year round – but it does call me back each year – spring through fall .
I would love to purchase an e pattern from you, to knit my own Tasha Tudor style shawl.
You too, can knit your very own Tasha Tudor style shawl
If you, too, like Cynthia, would enjoy knitting your very own Tasha Tudor style Cottage shawl, you can find a pdf of my shawl pattern in my etsy shop. I will be offering at a special price through our Birthday month of August! I make this special discount most years. See details at the bottom of this post
Thank you again. I have to go finish getting a lot of wood in. It is snowing again, and going to be down to 3 degrees tomorrow night. Brrrrr.
Thank you so much Cynthia with me how Tasha Tudor has inspired you. I am so happy that you are pleased with my shawl pattern. I would love to see pictures of your finished shawls.
Take Joy Melissa
If you would like to know more about Tasha Tudor and her family stop by and visit their new web site:
You can find my shawl pattern here: It is on sale!
My shawls that I have knit for you – are also on SALE:
****SALE is good on completed shawls only – Limited amounts!
~ One Birch grey Vermont wool and mohair shawl here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166646477/tasha-tudor-style-vermont-70-percent?ref=listing-shop-header-2
~ One Berry Red Vermont wool and mohair shawl Here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166646477/tasha-tudor-style-vermont-70-percent?ref=listing-shop-header-2
~ One Red COTTON Elegance shawl here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150994904/cotton-cottage-elegnace-tasha-tudor?ref=listing-shop-header-3
You can read more about Tasha Tudor’s shawl here;
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