WWII Flour Sack Towel Handwoven in Honor of the Women who won the War on the Homefront

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WWII Flour Sack Towels

During WWII there were women like Rosie the Riveter. And there were women who stayed at home and helped win the war on the Homefront.

Eggs, butter, sugar, gasoline, flour, salt, and meat were rationed.  All the wool and heavy cotton went to the soldiers. Women sewed clothes from the flour sacks.  The weavers unwound the sacks and wove on their loom’s towels, tablecloths, curtains, and baby blankets.

The weavers wove mostly in Huck variations.  Huck patterns are still extremely popular today because of their visual texture and lightness of feel while being very sturdy.

I wove this towel in honor of the women of WWII who stayed home and made much with extraordinarily little.

This towel is made with the same kind of flour sack thread and very heavy cotton in a Huck pattern. Each towel comes with a postcard with pictures of WWII Flour Sacks and an explanation of why this towel is important.

Approx. 25.5"x17.5"

Machine Wash and Dry

Navy and Rust