The Kitchen Linens Book

The Kitchen Linens Book

Using, Sharing, and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives

Book - 2009
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Gather 'round! The endearing follow-up to The Apron Book is now served. EllynAnne Geisel graces us with her new treasure, The Kitchen Linens Book . It's a lovely treat.

Family kitchens are where our days begin and end. And one constant is threaded among the people, the stories, and the moments: America's kitchen linens. If only these prized pieces could talk.

The Kitchen Linens Book invites women of all ages to visit with the past. In this book, Geisel gives us an up-close look at tablecloths, dishtowels, and napkins with details and histories as fine as the stories themselves. Embroidered or hemstitched, linens or oilcloths--these are the fabrics and the memories of our mothers and grandmothers. And each one has an endearing story and a vivid history.

*The book features over 20 projects and 8 recipes.

* The book includes a classic Butterick transfer pattern for a vintage kitchen towel motif, circa 1945.

* Rich photography highlighting every detail accompanies stories passed from generation to generation.

* EllynAnne's passion for finding and saving linens from flea markets, estate sales, and antique stores will inspire you to dig through your own closets and cupboards.
Publisher: Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Pub., LLC, c2009.
ISBN: 9780740777639
Branch Call Number: 646.21 GEISEL E
Characteristics: 145 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Aug 10, 2010

Fun to read. A few projects and recipes included. I thought that photocopying the transfer patterns included would be more efficient than trying to trace them, and then tracing them again onto the fabric, but as they are in blue, they won't photocopy.


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