I think we can all safely say that COVID19 hit us much harder than we were ever expecting. Many of us have been stuck indoors, wondering if and when things will get back to some form of normal – and when we do go out – we need to wear face masks. But something else we’ve learned through this (aside from people being unable to start work emails with a sentence containing the phrase “troubling times”) is that masks aren’t readily available for everyone. This has forced makers of all things across the globe to get involved with mask-making, and many of us to make masks of our own.
With wearing a face-mask becoming a fact of life, we challenged you to channel your creative energy and knock up some face masks of your own.
Safe to say, the incentive of a $250 Heddels Shop gift card for the best entry gave rise to some solid submissions. So, please take a good look at the submissions chosen below and use the voting form at the bottom of the page to let us know whose work you think is worthy of the $250 Heddels Shop gift card.
Steve's Denim Teeth Mask
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: Denim teeth [That about says it all! -Ed]
Lani's Tropical Ninja Mask
Name: Lani Tan
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Description: This mask is for my little brother who lives in Maui. The outside fabric is a nice tropical design but the inside has a surprise ninja (!) pocket for a small filter that I made from a swatch scrap.
Robin's Scrap Mask
Location: Richmond, California
Description: Made this for my girlfriend from a piece of scrap material I had in the drawer. I tried out doing a little sashiko-style stitching for the first time to add some detail.
Voting is now closed, congratulations to Lani Tan for winning!