Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kent Feedsack - Painting the Roses Red in White

The first feedsack pattern is what the CMD called the Garden of Live Flowers but on the fabric itself is called Painting the Roses Red.  This example is white, which appears to be the most common color in this pattern, which is by far the most common of the two based upon what I've encountered over the years.  This sack is probably a flour sack given the weight of the fabric and the density of the weave.  In actuality, almost all the Alice sacks seem to be flour sacks although I have a couple of the feed variety.
The pattern is a repeated block of the various flowers from the garden, including the Red Rose, White Rose, Iris, Pansies, Daffodils, Lilies, and Tulips.  The pattern repeats both right-side-up and upside-down, so that there is no true right orientation.  This particular example is a full sack, measuring 36x23, which if were taken apart would be 36x46, a very nice size piece of fabric with which to make a child's garment!

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