Wednesday, February 4, 2009
root & bulb sacks
My studio is filled with baskets of burlap scraps organized by size. I have a bunch of ideas... besides my favorite pincushions. My mother had an idea I hadn't even thought about: a garlic sack. I decided to give it a try last week and we all loved it.
I thought others might, too... so I made another. I couldn't help but want a larger one for my onions, also.
Maybe even for potatoes to have a spot on the counter. Roots and bulbs keep well if they are cool, dry, and well-ventilated. The loose weave of burlap does this job brilliantly. Why else have we been using this material for centuries for this very purpose?!
I will be putting these stenciled versions in my shop on Friday morning and maybe some plain ones as well, if there is a request for that. The hanging sacks have two jute loops that have been reinforced to make them very sturdy for hanging. I added my twill label as a center loop, in case you only have one hook.
The potato sack is made to stand up tall for a whole bunch or to hold a lot of long sweet potatoes. Just roll it down to size. I'd love your feedback on these new little designs. I value your opinion so much!
See you tomorrow with more photos of the coffee sack buckets and more that will be available on Friday morning at 11am EST.