Thursday, May 21, 2015
Flower on flour to empower the dour
Source of some of the patterns the flour companies used on their sacks.
I heard of people making clothing out of Flour Sacks but did not know that there was instructions on how to wash out the branding. Their reasoning behind flowered cloth was so people would pick their flour over competitors that did not have flowered cloth.
A lot of inexpensive "calico" fabric today--intended mostly for quilting--is inspired by the old flour sacks.
Here's a photo of a flour sack Apron
Feed sack Baby Blankets
Meat use to come wrapped in white muslin. People collected the muslin, boiled it and wedding dresses were also made.
Posted by Linda at Thursday, May 21, 2015