Volume "F" in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration
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 burlap or cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colourful bags that were repurposed into frocks, aprons and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the 20th century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and colour—and offer a welcome visit to a slower-paced way of life.
The Encyclopedia of Inspiration is a multi-volume book set released in whimsical (non-alphabetical) order. The first volume, F, is Feed Sacks. Botanica and Stitch•Illo will follow early next year.
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Music: The Teddy Powell Orchestra performs "Flea On A Spree" in a recording from November 13, 1939.