Years ago I came across a photo of a beautiful story apron, and I found the idea so very enchanting.
The idea that you could create a magical storytelling setting by wearing a special apron. An apron that has a flowing silk skirt and little pockets wherein the characters for your story reside.
So now that I have a new crafting obsession ~ needle felting ~ I thought I would try my hand at creating such a story apron for Ruby’s Waldorf kindergarten teacher. A spring story apron with lovely lush greenery and a lovely blue sky above.
I started with a felted jumper as my base and sewed pockets from the same material into place.
Then I layered beautiful wool roving and felted it into place, layering more as I went, slowly building up this whimsical storytelling setting.
Once I was happy with the felted picture I hand sewed the silk skirt and ribbon ties into place. Next time I would use a machine and do this first because my finish was not a neat as I would like.
Then I used a green gradient yarn and blanket stitched around the apron bib piece completing the apron.
I wrapped the apron up in cloth and tied it with yarn. Gifting it to Ruby’s teacher and her class. One day I hope to see the story apron being used *smile*