Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sack Art

Have you heard about feedsack and floursack fabric? Womenfolk.com explains, "Initially farm and food products were shipped in barrels. Between 1840 and 1890 cotton sacks gradually replaced barrels as food containers ... Women quickly discovered that these bags could be used as fabric for quilts and other needs."

Tuscan Rose Feedsack ATCs

Feedsack Dress
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

Feedsack Patchwork Chook
by Shula

French Feedsack Footstool

Links:

* A feedsack quilt from 1931
* Feedsack print package tag kit
* A Feedsack Quilt, A Doll, and a New Online Exhibit
* An Our State: North Carolina article about feedsack history
* Some feedsack books.
* Flour Sack Art Museum
* Collectible Feedsack Cloth: The Past Revisited by Patricia L. Cummings.
* Chris Hammacott explains the quirky allure of quilts made from antique American feed sack fabric.
* Zaroga remembers wearing flour sack dresses as a child.
* Feedsack Friday

1 comment:

HWY said...

Feed sack/Flour sack material has long been neglected as an artistic "medium"; love to see it featured here.