Chance to be part of apron evolution, no strings attached, in a Ballarat classic

OLD FAVOURITE: Kitty Wills takes a close-up look at popular classic, the half-pinny, in the 2015 Ballarat Apron Festival. Picture: Kate Healy
OLD FAVOURITE: Kitty Wills takes a close-up look at popular classic, the half-pinny, in the 2015 Ballarat Apron Festival. Picture: Kate Healy

TECHNOLOGY will be in the spotlight with a twist on a time-honoured classic for this year’s Ballarat Apron Festival.

American apron artist Marissa Solini will also showcase her classic cover-up looks in what will be her first international exhibition. 

The call is out for people to join in stitching their love of sewing, baking and nostalgia together in the apron-making competition. The prospect of winning champion apron honours has been crafting interest interstate and across the region.

Apron competition categories are: Australian animal;  atompunk/retrofuturism; wearable art; vintage/heritage style; sustainable materials; and, technology: over the past 100 years.

STITCHED UP: Lynne Sheedy and Lori Howlett channel the more fantastical elements of aprons, like Star Wars' Chewbacca, for last year's Ballarat Apron Festival. Picture: Kate Healy

STITCHED UP: Lynne Sheedy and Lori Howlett channel the more fantastical elements of aprons, like Star Wars' Chewbacca, for last year's Ballarat Apron Festival. Picture: Kate Healy

This year’s festival will embrace technology and feature a range of vintage, modern and competition apron displays, focusing on variety and the people who wear them.

Ballarat Apron Festival, connecting with Ballarat Heritage Festival, is  at St Patrick’s Cathedral hall, May 26-27. Details to enter: ballaratapronfestival.org.

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