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Feed Sacks - The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric

A fabulous book from the people behind Uppercase Magazine examines the history and uses of the cotton bags that enriched lives and inspired fashion for decades . . .

Author Linzee Kull McCray has assembled an amazing array of images that detail the industrial history and social background of this very American phenomenon. Over more the 500 pages, she details the colourful designs and patterns that crafty sewers used them for: Dresses, aprons, tablecloths and more.

Beautiful colour images showcase dazzling patterns that companies used on their sacks, luring housewives to use their brand.

Imported from Canada, the book costs £30. Stop by for a browse - or order a copy posted to you.

In the UK, we can send it for £5.85 (First Class) or £3.25 (Second Class) - you can choose your preference below, and pay with either a credit or debit card or a Paypal account. (Live overseas? Please e-mail to ask about postage.)