I am so excited! I had my first session in the work room this week! Each grain sack has its own personality and character!
It is a challenge but oh so fun to work with the flaws and stains of all the hard work these sacks have been through.
I loved all the rulers laid out at the end of the work table..
I am trying to make sure that I keep as much of the grain sack in place as possible, as AUTHENTIC as is allowable! Due to the amount of printing on the front of the American grain sacks, I am trying to incorporate some on the back of the pillow or possibly on the front of a second one to be sold as a pair! I hate to loose a single inch if I can keep it!
I started off working with a french grain sack and as I talked it over with the work room owner, I wasn't sure about using a zipper, which would change the design.
I was worried that I might have to incorporate the envelope back on all the pillows, which I feel limits you somewhat and forces you to cut the grain sack more than necessary in some instances.
After discussing this quandary with my "textile mentors", I decided to go ahead and use zippers as-well-as envelope backs...and some other options you will see down the road!
While I was researching the "zipper" options, we went ahead and started working on the American grain sacks....what fun! Each one brought a smile to our faces....the pigs, the chickens, the ads! I am so loving this!
I have a lot of pictures to share and will soon have a dedicated website at authenticaclassics.com. The domain is mine...but no website yet, I am not the most technical...so I'm calling in some help!
Keep living your authentic life!