Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric
WRITTEN BY LINZEE KULL MCCRAY
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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Feed Sacks Exhibition at UPPERCASE
November 27, 2016
Dress Print Packaging
The dress print packaging was for pre-ordered books and is not available for orders after November 2, 2016.
Click below for access to high resolution files for the book's cover as well as sample feed sacks and swatches from the book. For publicity purposes only—please link back to this page.
EVENTS & AUTHOR TALKS
For a schedule of Feed Sacks events and presentations by Linzee Kull McCray, click here.