Many years ago, when Patrick and I first became interested in vintage and historical reenacting, I stumbled across an absolutely brilliant Etsy artist, who went by the shop name Nudeedudee. Miss Kim, the owner of this shop (and now dear friend of ours), used vintage feedsacks and flour sacks to create unique custom reproduction vintage blouses. Since then Miss Kim has moved on larger production runs of fantastic reproduction clothing, however these initial custom pieces are really what helped draw me into my fascination to feedsacks. As a cereal grains chemist, I was absolutely in awe of the marketing techniques of the seed & feed producers of the 1930s-1960s and the creative and unique use of prints on these fabrics that would often be marketed to the women of the household who would be buying the grain, feed, and seed stock for small farms.
Over the years, I have collected hundreds of these feedsack fabrics and prints as a hobby to archive the diversity within textile designs during this era. Now that I finally have a platform to share some of these with others who are interested in vintage fabrics, or who are looking for inspiration on what to purchase for reproduction vintage clothing, I’m extremely excited to photograph my collection.
This week, I’m sharing a few of my favorite red, white, and blue nautical themed designs…
We hope that everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July! We’ll be back with more next week!