Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Grain Sacks


{VINTAGE GRAIN SACKS CAN BE PURCHASED AT vintageweave.com IN TEXTILES SECTION; EMAIL US FOR PICTURES OF OUR CURRENT VAST SELECTION! We have many, many sacks not shown on the website: VINTAGEWEAVE@AOL.COM and WE SHIP WORLDWIDE}


Organic. Eco-friendly. Recycle. Words all on the lips of our clients these days, and antiques fit the bill time and time again. These vintage grain sacks hail from France, England, Romania and Hungary and we simply can not get enough of them! Their rough texture is part of the appeal, but if not preferred this is easily remedied with several washings and plenty of fabric softener. Ohhh but the nubby fabric is just so delicious. Red stripes, blue stripes, maroon, pink, orange, purple....so many vegetable dye colors. Most popular as pillows, we've sold them to countless clients thoughout the Country, but have custom-created and shipped them to fans in Norway, Austria and Hong Kong. They make great table runners just as they are, displayed down the middle of a rustic farm table. Some have even used as a laundry bag (Belle of the dorm rooms).

We're especially excited when we pair them them with this vibrant fabric to create this cushion. I created this design for a *very special* Vintageweave client, known as MOM. The red and flax color linen fabric models an antique pattern, but this version is designed by a friend of ours here in California who recreates fabrics. (Click on any photo to take a closer look.) Grain Sack Bench seat cushion: our new favorite! {Custom orders only}.

3 comments:

Phyllis said...

Now that looks totally my style. I will be visiting the shop tomorrow.

Klausen said...

KATHEY-i receive my pillows today in sweden. they looks so beautiful and mys sister and best friend just ordered from you today to. thank you for ship to sweden. i love them!!!!!!Klausen

Marie W said...

I love the various designs you did for me in addition to the regular grain sack pillows. Your follow up is amazing and simply the best customer service on the wwww. thanks, Kathy and team.
hugs,
Marie W.
CT