Feed Sacks (limited edition packaging)
Limited quantity! Feed Sacks book packaged in contemporary dress-print sacks. You can select your favourite sack design in the product listing. And as a bonus, you'll get a second (randomly selected) dress-print sack included in your order. One to keep and one to cut up and sew into a quilt or other useful object—just like crafty and industrious women did long ago. I'll also include a swatch of authentic feed sack that I collected while making the book!
I'll throw in an embroidered UPPERCASE patch, a Be Sharp pencil and assorted postcards in your package, too!
$75 includes shipping in North America
(Sorry this offer is not available to ship overseas).
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.
EVENTS & AUTHOR TALKS
For a schedule of Feed Sacks events and presentations by Linzee Kull McCray, click here.