A Spring Story Apron

story-apron

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.

ruby-playing-behind-story-apron

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.

kelly-wearing-the-story-apron

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.

ruby-playing-with-the-story-apron

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*

hanging-story-apron

You can see my first felt tapestry here and my other handmade creations here.

???  And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly

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2 Comments

  • Reply Brandy November 14, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    How pretty this is! You make me want to make one for my family. What is the size of the silk?

  • Reply Anna November 20, 2016 at 5:50 am

    That is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely idea! Well done!

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