Thursday, April 5, 2012

Aprons - events

This is commemorating the centenaryof South Australia.
This apron is very unusual; I have wondered if it was designed by someone as a one-off, or was it a printed pattern?

Captain Cook's Cottage - not an event; more of a commemorative apron. It must have a story behind it but I can only imagine the truth. It has obviously been stitched by two people - one experienced and one learner. Some of the stitching is perfect, and the rest is rather awful! I think Mother might have been teaching her small daughter to embroider, and this is the result. It's never been quite finished, and I am leaving it as it is.


  1. The second apron is to commemorate Amy Johnson's solo flight from England to Australia in 1930 and would be a printed pattern. I have a different Amy design in my collection and there is another like mine in a museum in Sydney. Have never seen one like yours before, it must be quite rare. I hope it will be in your Early Aust. Linen display. Sylvia

  2. "Thatched cottage table runner, obviously more English than Australian, but I have no idea where this design originated. I believe it was stitched here."

    I'm pretty sure that is Anne Hathaway's Cottage just outside Stratford upon Avon.


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