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THE APRON BOOK newly publishes November 7th as a beautifully designed softbound with the Foreword by Beth Livesay, a founding editor of apronology & Executive Editor of Nails Magazine

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THE APRON BOOK Podcast Series

THE APRON BOOK Podcast

THE APRON BOOK : Podcast #1 - Apron Memories. Author EllynAnne Geisel, foreword contributor Beth Livesay and producer/interviewer Tracy Wahl, formerly of npr, chat about their connection to aprons, the continuing relevance of aprons in today's world, and connecting to the past while moving forward.

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THE APRON BOOK : Podcast #2 - Judith Gregory Olson
Installation artist Judith Gregory Olson was seeking an object through which to explore the word 'grace', when she received an apron that ultimately inspired an exhibit.

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THE APRON BOOK : Podcast #3 - Leslie Dodge
The summer when Leslie Dodge was ten years old, her dad lost his job. Moving to another town and into a relative’s garage, Leslie brought with her a 4-H apron sewing project that was due at summer’s end...

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YOUR APRON STORIES

        Everyone knows what an apron is and everyone has a story to share!
  Contribute your written apron story and pictures at apronmemories.com/stories
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Apron Story:

"Hi EllynAnne,
I wanted to share this photo with you. It was taken by my father at my grandparent Crawford”s house in Memphis, Tennessee on Christmas Day in the late 1950’s.

"My grandmother is standing next to my grandfather who is seated at the head of the table. My dad’s cousins are the other two ladies standing and all three women are dressed to the nines and wearing their freshly laundered and ironed ‘fancy’ aprons for the holidays.

My grandmother likely made them and embroidered the designs on them. I can almost smell the homemade yeast rolls on the table, along with all the pies I know are sitting in the kitchen waiting for their turn at the table. Oh to go back and rejoice in those days again.
Thank you for bringing back the memories!"

~ Christi Crawford-Partee
the Ozark Mtns, Arkansas

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Global Apron

Annie Collins (1875 – 1943) grew up in London and worked as a maid for the Harris family (Canadian manufacturer of agricultural machinery and co-founder of the Massey Harris Company, later Massey Ferguson).

Annie Collins

She moved to Paris to follow the Harris family. She married Jean Brass (valet de chambre for the Harris family). Annie and Jean followed their employers when they returned to Canada. The couple stayed in Canada for two years and decided to come back to France because the winters were too cold...   Read more...

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Apron Chronicles:
A Patchwork of American Recollections

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollection

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Rocky Mountain PBS: Vintage Colorado - Host Lisa Olken visits with author, historian, designer and apron archaeologist, EllynAnne Geisel.

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EllynAnne Giesel
Since first tying on domestic armor 18 years ago, apron expert and essayist EllynAnne Geisel has gathered more than 600 aprons and apron memories from across America. She celebrates the spirit of the men and women who wore aprons through her traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections.  


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“The hostess with a headache or with aching feet may not show the slightest sign of discomfort – lest this interfere with the pleasure of her guests.  American Cookery, Nov. 1929  - IMAGE COPYRIGHT APRON MEMORIES

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RAVES & PRAISE of EllynAnne's Keynote Presentations, Fundraising Events and from Happy Customers

"EllynAnne Geisel is essentially a pioneer in the notion that we tell stories in fabric, in stitches.

When she arrived at NPR with The Apron Book -- and a sewing machine! -- I think she believed that since she hadn't been in a war zone, I wouldn't take her seriously. In fact, I wish people could see the stitching, knitting, tatting, piecing, and so on that go on in that very world.

There is something about telling stories in cloth. I believe in narrative; her work makes this three-dimensional, tactile, and intimate. Thank you, EllynAnne!"
~ Jacki Lyden, Host and Contributing Correspondent at NPR"

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EllynAnne at the Mercer Museum

"Oh, EllynAnne, I have tears in my eyes…I love my Apron! It’s beautiful, you are so creative! Even the packaging is a work of art..."Read more...


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