Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Two vintage aprons.

My fellow apron collector friend at the Embroiderers Guild was culling her collection recently, and didn't want these two aprons any more, so she asked if I'd like to have them. Yes please! Old and faded, but much loved, and will continue to be loved in my collection :-)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Apron Show at Castlemaine, Vic.

Last week I visited the country town of Castlemaine, to attend an exhibition of vintage aprons. It is being held at a historic homestead named Buda. None of these aprons are from my collection, but I'm posting some photos on this blog because I know the readers will enjoy seeing them. If anyone reading this has any objection to my posting these photos here, please leave a comment or email me direct, and I will remove them. Don't want to tread on anyone's toes!

It was fascinating for me to note that not one of these aprons is the same as any that I have in my own collection. A couple are similar, but not exactly the same. I love the half apron made from ties - I will definitely try to make one of those some time with my vast stash of neckties!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Amazing collection of aprons!

Recently I received an email from a lady in NSW who wanted to know more about the reversible apron I featured on here some time ago. Unfortunately I couldn't supply any details as the apron was given to me by a friend who found it in an opshop, and there is no way of telling whether it was handmade or mass produced. This person told me she makes aprons as well as collecting them, and provided a link to her Flickr site. I've asked her permission to post a link to it here, but I'm doing it anyway, as I don't think she will mind! All you ladies who read this blog MUST check this Flickr site out - you will be gobsmacked by the vast array of gorgeous aprons!
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