Gingham Aprons of the '40s & 50s: A Checkered Past
by Judy Florence
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book is primarily a gallery of gingham aprons from the authors vast collection. Most include embroidery (like cross-stitching, but using the squares of the gingham for the grid) and many have rick-rack as well. If you happened to have a large quantity of rick-rack on hand there are numerous ideas here for how to use it in apron designs. Many of them have the rick-rack attached with embroidery floss which creates an additional design element on the rick-rack. I didn't find this entirely appealing. When it was done with tiny rick-rack the stitching makes it look like a twisted ribbon which was very cool.
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