Feed Sacks (reprint)

This is a reprint by Martingale Distribution of Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric originally published in 2016. The interior content of this 544-page book is the same as the 2016 edition but this reprint does not have a dust jacket.

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.

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Images of the reprinted edition of Feed Sacks

The interior pages of the book
are exactly the same as in this video from 2016.

Images from the first edition of
Feed Sacks: Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric

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Feed Sacks from Janine Vangool's collection

Also in this series:

Art Supplies
Botanica (reprint)
Quilted (out of print)
Vintage Life
Ephemera (2023 reprint)
Feed Sacks (reprint)
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