Artists Explore the Apron as an Art Form in New
Edited by Carly Zander
Wed, 04 Feb 2009, 17:33:31 EST
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since the launch of Belle Armoire magazine in 2001,
art and crafting publisher Stampington & Company has been at the forefront of emerging trends in wearable art.
Through special publications, such as Altered Couture, Haute Handbags and Belle Armoire Jewelry, they have
continued to explore artistic movements within the world of art-to-wear through specific niche art forms. On February
1, 2009, they released the premier issue of Apron•ology, an annual special publication that focuses on artfully-made
The premier issue of Apron•ology features more than 100 aprons created by
top artists as well as talented newcomers. This 144-page publication
showcases aprons that were created using a number of inventive techniques,
including beading, embroidery, stamping, painting, applique, and quilting, and
includes full-color photographs and easy-to-understand instructions for all
aprons. Templates are included for select aprons, as are tips for repurposing
vintage aprons and incorporating aprons into your wardrobe. Notable artists
highlighted in the premier issue of Apron•ology include Michelle Ward,
Lindsay Mason, Rebecca Sower, and Dawn Edmonson.
"Aprons are extremely popular right now. We've taken that trend and given
artists and crafters ideas for elevating the apron as an art form," says
Stampington & Company's Publisher and President, Kellene Giloff. "Readers
of Apron•ology will see the apron as they've never seen it before - from luxurious interpretations that are beaded or
made of cashmere to more traditional forms that have been updated with unconventional surface treatments. Seeing
aprons through the eyes of these talented artists is sure to inspire art-to-wear enthusiasts of all skill levels,
especially as they recreate their favorite aprons at home."