Here is an outstanding one of a kind sample book made from old store sacks. A few of the bags have printing of department store names and one has a location of extreme southeastern Illinois. I also found a date of 1917 on a clipping with a project to be completed. Most of the sacks have a piece of fabric inside to make stitching on to the bag much easier and I have tried to show some photos with examples of the fabric.
The remnants are all very old Cotton prints that I feel sure date before 1917 and are collectible items in their own right. There are approximately 250 (large and small) examples of crocheted and tatted patterns in this "book". At the back are also some examples of cross stitch on Calico fabrics. Note the last photo with the Rooster and chicken tracks. To find collections like this on the inside of an old book is not unusual but to find one totally hand made is rare.A true "Make Do" and probably several years of work. There is some soiling and tattering on edges. The rough "binding" is loose but you will not find another and the hand work is incredible. I will answer any questions ASAP! The item "Antique Crochet Lace Tatting Samples Book on Paper Sacks Primitive 250 Examples" is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Lace, Crochet & Doilies\Other Antique Lace & Crochet". The seller is "jasannsfinethings" and is located in Patoka, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Sri lanka, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.