EllynAnne Geisel, Writer & Apron Archaeologist
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 400 aprons and apron memories from across America. From those stories, EllynAnne curated and wrote Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, a traveling exhibit.
EllynAnne is the creator of Tie One On Day™, recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events annually on Thanksgiving eve in celebration of the humble apron.
She is the author of the award-winning The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort, now in its sixth printing, a companion little gift book, Apronisms: Pocket Wisdom for Every Day, and The Kitchen Linens Book: Using, Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives (April 2009).
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 National Tie One On Day™, recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events annually on Thanksgiving eve in celebration of the humble apron. 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.
To learn more about EllynAnne’s love of all things “apron,” visit apronmemories.com
Aprons don’t hold us back, they take us back.