It's no secret I love grain sacks and transforming them into pillow slips to gets them out of closets so they can be seen and their past appreciated.
Today I've got a new one to share with you.
It just drips with history. Originally used on a German farm, the grain sack it's constructed from was hard working and speaks of its years of utility.
The front, with its beautiful, original tar stencil is made of tightly woven and likely hand retted hemp.
I've left the original hand darning in place in deference to its bygone days and reminder of its hard work throughout centuries.
The back is finished with a lapped closure and it's shown here modeled with a 20x20
I'll be picking up a big shipment of antique sacks in France next week while on a family vacation. Can't wait to get to work on them! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
This and other original grain sack cushions are available in my Etsy shop. Check them out!
* update, this slip has been purchased but there are plenty of others to choose from.