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FROM FARM TO FASHION: THE STORY OF FEEDSACK CLOTH! By Laura Windley

Due to a clerical error on the part of myself, as editor, the original article “From Farm to Fashion: The Story of Feedsack Cloth” by Laura Windley (read more of her work at Lindy Shopper) was left out of the print edition of Zelda Magazine Issue #12! This is not just unfortunate because of its omission, but because Ms. Windley’s article is terrifically informative and well written on a subject that has been too often ignored when discussing early 2oth Century lifestyle, fashion, and economics. She was asked to write about this specific subject, and it is a great benefit to readers of Zelda to be able to read it, so we will publish it here unedited on our “In This Issue Page” here:

“From Farm to Fashion: The Story of Feedsack Cloth” by Laura Windley

By mistake the article that was printed was from research that was accidently sent to our editor in place of Ms. Windley’s article. Very little has been written on the subject of fashion made from feedsacks, but the research that was printed, a fantastic blog piece by Judy Anne Breneman at “America’s Quilting History: Feed Sack Quilt History: Feedsacks, Frugal and Fun,” can be found here online:

http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/feedsacks.htm

I hope that this post is not only an apology for the error, but also that it acts to inform readers about the value and quality of feedsack cloth and fashions, and that you will be inspired to discover more of the writing of Laura Windley and Judy Anne Breneman.

Sincerely,

Don at Zelda Magazine

Zelda Issue #12 is available now!

Zelda Magazine Issue 12 is now available to purchase online and in select outlets around the U.S.

Our cover story for this issue is the art of John Held Jr., one of the foremost illustrators of the Jazz Age. As a complement to this article we are showcasing the work of some of the artists who are keeping the style and illustration techniques of the Jazz Age alive and well today.

In addition to our regular columns on recipes and advice we welcome back Grace Gotham’s guide to etiquette and style, take you on a tour of Boston, show you how to make a great champagne cocktail, rediscover the almost-lost musicals of the Johnstone Brothers and introduce you to the animal actors of the Silent films.

We interview Dandy Wellington, vocalist and bandleader of his eponymous musical ensemble, and renowned for his sartorial ensembles. And speaking of sartorial, we’ve got the goods on the fashions of the past in articles about sack dresses and dating men’s fashions.

We interview beautiful burlesque artiste Musette Badeau, proprietor of the midwest’s Midnight Muse. And as usual, since a picture is worth a thousand words, we tempt and tantalize you with photos of events of the season.

Just lick on “Purchase Zelda” to get your copy of the newest issue and back issues as well!

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Zelda Magazine at the Jazz Age Lawn Party!

We have our fingers crossed that the latest issue of Zelda Magazine will be back from the printers in time for the Jazz Age Lawn Party this weekend!

Come by the Zelda booth to get current issues at a special Lawn Party rate of $5 or just to stop by and say hello! The Lawn Party is THE jazz age summer event in New York, and Zelda has had a table there since its first issue.

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In time for the holidays: Zelda Magazine Issue Eleven is now available for purchase!

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That’s right, the Fall/Winter issue of Zelda Magazine is now available for purchase!

Zelda is back from the printer and can be purchased online now or at various retailers around the country. We’ve got lots of great articles and guides for the jazz age enthusiast, from historic fashions to contemporary events with a jazz age twist.

Zelda is perfect for gifts and holiday stocking stuffers!

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Stop by the Zelda Magazine table at the Jazz Age Lawn Party this weekend on Governors Island!
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Advertise in the next issue of Zelda Magazine for Fall/Winter 2014!

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The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate July 27th!

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The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
July 27th, 2014, 3pm-8pm
(rain date: Aug 3rd)

Zelda Issue Ten is Now In Print and Available For Purchase!

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Hey, Everyone!

After a printing delay Zelda Magazine Issue ten is back from the printer and we are happy to make it available to you! Inside you will find the usual great articles on vintage lifestyle, art, music and fashion, and tips on where to find it today. In this issue there are articles on: Snapshots of Cuba, Lives of Andrae Nordskog, Sizing Up Vintage Patterns, We’re All Mad Here: The Marx Brothers In Context, Folding A Linen Pocket Square, Mary Carlisle: From Silents to Musicals, Jeron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Prohibition Pot and Jazz, Sammy Tramp: The Artful Masher, Gotham Etiquette, Sage Advice with Mister Burton, Vintage City 101 – St Louis, On The Town, and as always, The Recipe Box!

Cheers!
The Zelda Team

Zelda Magazine Issue 10, coming soon!

The latest issue of Zelda Magazine is off to the printer, with feature articles on the music of the Jazz Age, both days of early recording to those who specialize in it today! We also celebrate the art deco glory of Havana, Cuba, where the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies recently held its World Congress. St. Louis plays a big part in this issue, too, both as Zelda’s “Vintage City” and as the home to Sammy Tramp, our featured performer, known for vaudeville and old time silent films worldwide.

Speaking of silent films, we interviewed centenarian Mary Carlisle, who got her start as a child actress in silent films and graduated to musicals with Bing Crosby!

Look for issue 10 of Zelda Magazine soon!