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Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feed sack, from a plain cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colorful bags that were repurposed into frocks, aprons, and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the twentieth century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and color--and offer a welcome visit to the days of yesteryear.
850 patterns, 544 color pgs..
Item no. 46840
Volume “F” in the Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration series, Feed Sacks is a beautiful and dense collection of imagery and storytelling about a fascinating era of textiles and American history. Packed with detailed images of vintage feed sacks, pattern designs, ephemera and fashions, along with newspaper clippings and historical photographs from the Library of Congress and personal collections, this book is an amazing inspiration resource for sewists and surface pattern designers alike. I often flip through this compact volume when I need a dose of color or a reminder of the resourcefulness of humans in dire times.