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The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort with Pattern(s)


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ISBN13: 9780740761812
ISBN10: 0740761811
Condition: Standard
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Aprons are back! After more than 30 years in the attic, aprons are making a splashy comeback in a happy convergence of nostalgia, pop culture, and contemporary fashion.

Vintage aprons and modern designs are turning up in movies, magazine spreads, upscale shops, and hip retail venues like Anthropologie, whose trendy line of aprons is selling as fast as they can stock them. The Apron Book is an infectiously enthusiastic guide to aprons, old and new, that are suddenly everywhere. 

Aprons take us back to our favorite place-hearth and home. Vintage aprons help us remember home and family the way they used to be, while bright and sassy contemporary aprons confirm that nesting is all the rage. Actress and trendsetter Julia Roberts has a closetful of vintage aprons. Celebrity custom-made apron auctions have become an annual event for several popular charities in the past few years.

The Apron Book provides full-color photos of new and vintage aprons from the author's collection, patterns for four basic apron styles and myriad variations, recipes, tips on collecting and preserving vintage aprons, and heart-tugging stories from the author's traveling apron exhibit. The book also explores the heyday of aprons and looks at the various roles aprons still play when worn in the kitchen, around the house, by the backyard grill, on the job, and for special occasions.

Warm and inviting-but like an apron quite practical!-this book is a celebration of a great American icon and reminds us of what we loved about the people who wore them.


About the Author

EllynAnne Geisel, an essayist and apron aficionado, celebrates the spirit of the men and women who wore aprons through her traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, now managed by The Women's Museum (Dallas, TX), a Smithsonian affiliate. Her passion for aprons can also be seen through her inventive vintage designs for her company, Apron Memories«. Her aprons have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and worn by Bree Van De Kamp of the Desperate Housewives television show. EllynAnne lives in Pueblo, Colorado, with her prince charming, Hank. Her sons Noah and Gideon have flown the coop.

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Marilyn Wolf, October 7, 2007 (view all comments by Marilyn Wolf)
The Apron Book is MARVELOUS! If you sew, cook or have ever worn an apron (or all of these), you will enjoy every page of this book. The photographs, descriptions, directions, patterns and recipes are an absolute joy. The format is colorful, clear and a perfect size. The book is also a history of this most valuable garment which anyone from 12 to 100 would appreciate. All of this for under $20!
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lefmd, September 3, 2006 (view all comments by lefmd)
Can I give it a five having not read it? I edited the first stories that went out to an agent and fell in love with the whole idea; saw the apron exhibit when it opened in Dallas?an experience not just an exhibit; own the catalog from that exhibit (a treasure in itself), and can hardly stand to wait another month for this book. My list of people to give it to is growing. It's guaranteed to bring enormous pleasure to every woman I treasure. Lucky us that Ellyn Anne did this!!
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Product Details

Geisel, Ellynanne
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Geisel, Ellyn Anne
Beauty & Grooming - Apparel Guides
General Crafts & Hobbies
Aprons - Design
Beauty & Grooming - General
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
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Publication Date:
October 2006
Grade Level:
9 x 7 in 21.84 oz

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