Artist Wendy Neathery-Wise is now selling her handmade bronze apron hooks in her etsy.com store.
I have been using the one she made for me for a couple weeks and really, really, really like it. Really!
It’s a great little gadget for those of us who aren’t good at tying apron strings behind our backs. I am terrible at this simple task, even though I have been doing it since my days as a fishmonger in high school.
The apron hook works with any string apron. All you do is tie one of the strings to the base of the hook – use a double knot and tie it tight. With the other apron string, tie it into a loop that is knotted at its base. Make this knot at the point where the apron is comfortable.
You are done.
Put the apron on and hook the hook into the loop. Now your apron fits the same way every time and it is easy to put on and take off.
Wendy has two designs – the one shown above that features dividers and the English layout square on the cover of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” The other one features a French workbench.
— Christopher Schwarz