The Soviets used many methods to spread their vision of communism: movies, art, science fiction novels . . . and even textile patterns. These gorgeous textiles, created in the 1920s, show how the communist ideal was woven into the fabric of everyday life in Russia during the early days of the Revolution.

Workers

(via Koroleni)

Stars and Gears

(via English Russia)

Peasant life, by Sergei Burylin

(via Knit For Victory)

Locomotives

(via Present and Correct)

Marines

(via Koroleni)

The Worker and the Crane

(via Knit For Victory)

Cotton Picking

(via English Russia)

Tractor

(via It's My Cake)

The 15th Anniversary of the USSR

(via English Russia)

Propellers

(via It's My Cake)

Collectivisation

(via Koroleni)

Lightbulbs

(via It's My Cake)

Mechanization

(via English Russia)

8th March – International Women's Day

(via English Russia)

Flowers and planes

(via Flavorwire)

Pioneers

(via English Russia)

Factories and Gears

(via Koroleni)

Progress

(via English Russia)

Industry

(via English Russia)

Airplanes

(via Speechless Clothes)

Hammer and Sickle

(via English Russia and Pattern: Textile and Beyond)