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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.
Volume "F" in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration Feed Sacks comes with a dust jacket that can be refolded in four different ways to reveal four different feed sack designs I’m an award-winning writer and editor who grew up in California and resides in Iowa, where I spent nearly 13 years writing and editing for the University of Iowa.
If you are trying to date your vintage quilt, and find out about it's history..is the book for you.
It has many photos of swatches of original cotton fabrics that are organized by color schemes as well as years.
I have borrowed this book on occasion and finally decided to add it to my resource library.
500 pages of information that begins with the transition of feed and flour packaging from barrels to bags and ends when production of feed sacks stopped in the the 1960s.
You'll see how cotton was gathered and transformed into colorful bags, how the bags were marketed to mills and designed, how they were presented in advertisements to housewives, and how the bags were used by thrifty home sewists during the Great Depression and beyond.