about this piece
Over the past century, our home lives have changed dramatically, due to technology, wars, and a growing middle class, to name a few reasons. The faux diary entries and aprons in this book shed light on some of those changes. Arlen Evensen, apron historian, said, ‘It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that old apron that served so many purposes.’ The apron samples in this collaborative book were hand made based on historical patterns.
fabric, binders board, mat board, card stock, buttons, book cloth
Laurie Weiss has been studying the art of the book for over twenty years with numerous masters across the country. She is a book artist who creates hand-bound, unique and limited-edition artist books that invite exploration. She has participated in national book arts exhibitions. Her books are collected by individual collectors and are in major collections at libraries and universities.