(My Gramma Charlotte on The Dairy Farm in Missouri)
I love feedsack fabrics from the 1930's and 1940's...Originally cotton feedsacks were used for flour and sugar etc... By the time the Great Depression hit...Mother's were sewing dresses for their girls from them. Once the manufacturers saw they were making dresses out of the fabric, they stepped up and began printing the fabrics with colorful patterns! As the Great Depression gave way to World War II, the feedsack fabrics were still being used but not only by the impoverished, but well to do women as well. The manufacturers even started creative competitions with each other producing many different patterns that would appeal not only to women but for men, and children as well. The sweet colorful prints together make a medley of eye musing creations.
I have always been drawn to the beauty of these simple cotton designs with all their colorful glory...It inspired me to create these fun photos using colorful feedacks in the images. I will be creating these images into my new Feedsack Farmgirl line...Coming soon!
Can't wait to get it all out of my head and made into
the creations I have envisioned!