Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Apron Book is back!

I have been in love with vintage aprons since I first picked one up at a thrift store while in college (which yes, was like a million years ago). My collection now includes about 100 aprons from the 1930's through the 1960's. The one below is one of my favorites, I love the colors and pattern.

I've even made an apron or two, like this one using recycled vintage patchwork (and this guy was featured in Quilty magazine).

I also love to collect books about vintage aprons.

One of my top favorites is The Apron Book by EllynAnne Geisel published in 2006, a book that includes history with personal stories and instructions to make some of the most iconic styles of aprons to wear or to gift. It's the kind of book that you can pick up and read cover-to-cover, or read a bit here and there with a cup o' tea (and a cat).

I'm super excited that the book has just been reprinted! If you don't own The Apron Book and are interested in aprons, mid-century lifestyles, or vintage sewing, you are going to love this book.

In celebration of the new printing of the book, a series of podcasts is now available at The Apron Book Podcast page - each one focusing on how aprons continue to speak with stories of their own through the ages. Head on over and give each of the episodes a listen - especially good podcasting for sewing, or while waiting for your copy of the book to arrive.

Oh, and THIS! You could win your very own copy of The Apron Book along with an apron hand-crafted by the apron maven EllynAnne Geisel herself, plus a basket of sewing goodies from BERNINA by visiting the Tie One On Day post at the WeAllSew blog, and scroll down to the bottom of the post to read how to enter. The contest is open through November 22, so there's plenty of time to enter, good luck!

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