While I’d like to get a Ganoksin / Orchid shop apron, likely I won’t.
As silly as it may be, I can’t seem to get a shop apron to fit. No
doubt I’m just clueless and it is my fault, but the top always puffs out
in the center, especially when sitting at the bench. It does that
enough to get in my way and I can’t fix it. I’ve bought a few well-made
aprons and that’s the way it has gone. I can’t work like that.
Also, so far everyone who specified it asked for a heavy apron. I
prefer light material so fabric conforms to me and feels comfortable,
especially when I move. So no apron for me.
Here are two suggestions, not in place of a Ganoksin apron, but as
additional fund raising ideas.
Probably I’d be more comfortable with a button-up shop coat, or
perhaps just a supple oversize chambray shirt. I would be happy to
customize one with a Ganoksin patch. Iron on or sew on… There might
be more profit in a patch than an apron, or enough profit to be worth
doing as a second fund-raising item. Depending on its size some might
add it to the front of a baseball cap or find other applications for a
Mary had an excellent list of guidelines to put on an apron,
especially for teacher and student use. How about a small series of
posters with some attractive graphic design that lists the guidelines.
They could be posted in classrooms or hung by a teacher doing traveling
seminars. The Ganoksin / Orchid web address should be prominent. It
would be a good way for new students to learn about Ganoksin.
I have some impressions of a Ganoksin parts tray, but not clear enough
to say anything about it, and I have no idea what would be involved in
getting them made.
Amazon has a self-publishing book service. Might there be similar
things for posters or other items (refrigerator magnets, who knows what
else.) Upload a graphic, have it made?
Just some thoughts while my shop warms up (from the high 30’s).