April 12, 2013

Feedsack Friday – Out of Balance

Filed under: ◦Country Living,◦Fabrics,◦Feedsack Friday,◦Vintage — sharon @ 3:25 pm

Years ago when I taught fiction writing, I once had in my workshop a member of the famous tightrope-walking Wallenda family.  Now there was a family with natural balance.  Unlike the plaids we’re considering this week.  These are unbalanced or asymmetrical plaids, these set diagonally.
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We found one in five at least slightly different colorways, another in three along with numerous pairs.  As always, we can probably assume that since I only have about 5000 or so images among the 20,000 variations known to exist, there must be more variations of many of these patterns than what we show here.
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In addition to the 11 pair shown at left and above, there are, of course, a half-dozen or so singles among our collection of images. And since during our exhaustive search we found only three images of unbalanced plaids oriented squarely or with the grain of the cloth, we’ll include plaid feedsackplaid feedsackthose at the end of today’s group, since they probably aren’t justified in having their own week.

Of course that means we’ll have to come up with a new topic for next feedsack Friday, but that’s half the fun of it. No doubt there’s a source of springtime inspiration in there somewhere.
Remember, suggestions are always appreciated!
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