I love European Grain Sacks... admitting it is the start to recovery, right?? Recently I've been making cuff bracelets with the rustic yet elegant grain sack material. (I also used vintage Ikat and Broadcloth material). Even drove all the way to Alabama yesterday to visit Resurrect Antiques. My friend Michelle never disappoints with her collection of European Grain Sacks!
My cuff collection is currently at The Vintage-Flea in downtown Newnan and on Etsy.
the fabric for this cuff was found on a recent trip to Alabama
European grain sacks are everywhere! The handwoven linen textiles date back to the early 1800s. The sacks range in shades of grey, creams, and white.. most having a band of blue or red down the middle. Rare grain sacks can be found with designs printed on them so that the farmers could identify their own sacks when transporting grain, flour, or sugar. Here are some other great uses for this vintage fabric..
Messenger Bags and Pillows
For DIY'ers like myself.. here are two great "Do It Yourself" grain sack patterns that you might want to try.