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Thrift Style!

Thrift Style!

The Central Library will be hosting an exhibit called Thrift Style. Put it on your calendar so you when it arrives you can come in and check it out.
Thrift Style explores the reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects and illuminates how the “upcycling” of these bags mutually benefitted twentieth-century consumers and businesses. With forty-one works from patterns to garments, it serves as an example of past ingenuity that can inform today’s efforts towards sustainability.

The Central Library will be hosting an exhibit called Thrift Style. Put it on your calendar so you when it arrives you can come in and check it out.
Thrift Style explores the reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects and illuminates how the “upcycling” of these bags mutually benefitted twentieth-century consumers and businesses. With forty-one works from patterns to garments, it serves as an example of past ingenuity that can inform today’s efforts towards sustainability. In this exhibit, you will see dresses, quilts, and feed sack bags.

The exhibition, organized by the Historic Costume and Textile Museum and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, both at Kansas State University, provides a nostalgic view into American ingenuity, sensibility, and optimism during a particularly challenging time of economic hardship and war—the period of the Great Depression and World War II. The reuse of feed, flour, and sugar sacks was a cost-saving and resource-saving approach employed by homemakers to make new items to meet their families’ needs.

 

Date:
Monday, May 17, 2021 Show more dates
Time:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Central - Harold Hacker Hall
Campus:
Central Library
Audience:
  Adults     All Ages  
Categories:
  Department - Arts & Literature  

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