EllynAnne Geisel first tied on domestic armor in 1999 while writing an article about aprons and was struck by the history she knew must be woven into the fabric of that vintage icon. Since then she has gathered more than 600 aprons and apron memories from across America. From those stories, EllynAnne curated and wrote Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, a traveling exhibit, which has earned her a national spotlight and recognition by The New York Times. She is the author of the award-winning The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort, The Kitchen Linens Book: Making,Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort and a companion little gift book, Apronisms: Pocket Wisdom for Every Day. She also creates vintage designs for her company, Apron Memories®. Her aprons have been featured in Vogue and worn by desperate housewife Bree Van DeKamp.
EllynAnne is the creator of Tie One On Day ™, recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and celebrated annually on Thanksgiving eve as an opportunity to put the “give” back into Thanksgiving through an act of kindness.
She has been featured on CBS News Sunday Morning and NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered. EllynAnne is the mother of two sons. She lives with her husband, Prince Charming, in Pueblo, CO.
For more about EllynAnne, her passion for the armor of domesticity and celebration of the homemaker and her arts, visit www.apronmemories.com.
What do EllynAnne and Dr. Seuss have in common?
They share one of the world’s most mispronounced surnames.
Geisel = Guý zull