Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Emblems of Innocence and Honor: The Masonic Apron

Pat Craddock (The Craftsman's Apron, Franklin, TN) is an artist who creates beautiful hand-painted Masonic aprons in the style of the 18th century. This video is part of a new, upcoming exhibit at the Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry in San Francisco that will also feature the Museum's Adam Kendall, along with Aimee Newell (National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA).


  1. You learn something new every day, eh? How really interesting, why didn't I think of that, oh yea, like the title says Freemasonry for Dummies. Thanks for the cool video.

    Wor. Hank Peirce
    Amicable Lodge
    Camb. MA

  2. Beautiful work. Unfortunately, I've seen that several jurisdictions forbid the use of "non-standard" aprons in Lodge, so they would be relegated to decorative purposes only.


  3. Bro. Craddock's aprons must be seen to be believed. They are absolutely beautiful!

  4. WOW! wonderful and amazing work indeed. If only, as Dustin has stated, they would not be relegated to decorative purposes only!

    Bro. Anthony Mongelli, Jr.
    Jr. Warden
    LaGuardia Lodge #1130, Staten Island, NY


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