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Hardcover The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort [With Full-Size Bib Apron Pattern] Book

ISBN: 0740761811

ISBN13: 9780740761812

The Apron Book: Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort [With Full-Size Bib Apron Pattern]

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Book Overview

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,...

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My wife loves this book

I purchased the Apron Book for my wife as a Christmas present. She & my daughter have been doing a 'home based' business and part of that is my wife making aprons. She really enjoyed the book and has made some real great aprons from the patterns she found. Thanks for a great book that really engages the reader. It is neat to see the fun projects my wife and daughter share.

Of Grandmas and Aprons

When my friend EllynAnne asked me if I had an apron story, the memories came flooding back. Grandma in pearls and stockings with a brightly colored hand-sewn apron over her dress, my mom with that same apron tied over her work clothes at the end of the day, and finally me--you guessed it, in Grandma's apron--cooking away in junior high home economics class. How pleased I am now to read The Apron Book, and I'm here to tell you it sounds just like EllynAnne in person. She's taken her "girl-raised-in-the-south" voice to these wonderful apron memories, a rich mixture of gentility, tradition, and folksy humor, with her own finely tuned ability to tell a story. I only wish I could serve my teenaged son and his friends bottled sodas swathed in tiny aprons. Check out the picture, it's a hoot! Please oh please publish the pattern for those. And how especially honored I am to see my family heirloom apron, unfortunately now too worn to wear, featured in this handsome volume. EllynAnne has elevated our everyday aprons out of the kitchen or backyard barbeque pit into an American icon.

Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort

My copy of "The Apron Book" just arrived. I could hardly wait to sit down with a cup of coffee and get lost in an era that seems so long ago, but so close to heart. Earlier in the year, I attend "The Apron Chronicles" a traveling exhibit of aprons and their stories, told by EllynAnne herself! The exhibit was amazing! Aprons do have a voice and they're heard throughout the pages of "The Apron Book". In "The Apron Book" Geisel has done an extraordinary job bringing the aprons to life. Each apron pictured has a heartwarming story filled with love that only an apron could tell. They come to life and it is as if you're there. The tidbits of info scattered throughout the book from what to do about over salted soup to the perfect pocket placement on an apron are a delight. I can't sew a stitch but I've read every pattern in the book! Thanks EllynAnne

apron lover

I loved the colorful mix of worn aprons in my mother's kitchen drawer and I'd give anything to have one wrapped around my waist right now. Unfortunately, those aprons are long gone, but as I hoped, THE APRON BOOK brings me right back to the wonderful memories I associate with the aprons of my childhood. As the author suggests, this book IS like an apron, simple yet beautiful, nostalgic yet useful. The gorgeous photos of vintage and contemporary aprons make you want to get our your machine and start sewing. The instructions are clear and the book inspires you to be creative and original. This book is not just a stroll down apron memory lane. It's a warm and charming invitation to bring aprons back to our everyday lives. I will give this book as a gift many times over....with a homemade apron, of course.

Long anticipated arrival

I just received my copy of "The Apron Book..." and thumbed through it as excitedly as a small child on Christmas morning! My first impression is one of anticipation! Although the book is peppered with personal reflections that the author has gathered from others over the years, it's also filled with colorful pictures of vintage aprons and factual narratives that leave the reader with a greater sense of appreciation for this simple piece of cloth and the people who wore them. I sense that many readers will be moved to resurrect their own aprons just to experience the warm, comfortable feeling that author, EllynAnne Geisel evokes in her writing. "The Apron Book" is also filled with recipes, sewing patterns, and tips for the domestic diva. It all comes together in a delightful book that is meant to be savored and enjoyed many times over.
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