May 30, 2020 UPDATES
My attention was needed in many other places and spaces, and I took a pause of a week or two. I am glad to have a voice and be able to impact the world.
Back to masks now and I’m going to switch this up a bit.
I will continue to make masks and gift them to people who need them, over 350 have gone out to date.
Today, feeling and seeing what is happening in our country to black and brown people both in terms of murder by police, horrific violence towards them that is being encouraged by the president, as well as the structural and systemic racism that has not changed, the primary recipients of mask gifts will be BIPOC and those protesting. I also continue to support my community of fat folks who need masks that fit them and keep them safe.
For everyone else, thank you for your donations they have helped keep me sewing and gifting. Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback, a gallery of many of you is below.
I know many other people want masks or additional masks, and with my daughter Sarah’s help that can now happen.
She has helped me with this process from the beginning and has opened an etsy shop to sell the masks. When I get going I make extras and you can buy them. Her Etsy shop is SarahWithLuv.
The masks are priced fairly to reflect the time and materials, masks listed in the store are photographed and are ready to ship. Lots of fun patterns. Sizes Small for kids through Extra Large will be available as they are made.
Always feel free to contact me for size or special fitting concerns. The world doesn’t fit me well, so I get it. My contact is via email
A couple of fun highlights – my masks have been featured in two videos and I am quite tickled by that.
- Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan of Healwell are doing excellent things in the world of massage, they have created training videos in response to the coronavirus pandemic and featured my masks in their second video, Back To Practice II.
- Jonathon Bartlett provided some still photography for this excellent video Black Doctors on COVID and many of those masks came from me and are found on faces of dear friends, all the more special.
- If you see any other Amelia masks out in the wild, send me photos!
VOTE masks – are special and time consuming and I love them and will be making more – talk to me.
Gallery of Masks – Send me Photos! I love seeing you in them:))
Read on to learn a lot more about the masks as well as some sizing tips and info if you are requesting a donation or are shopping.
April 23, 2020 ORIGINAL POST
Hello friends, family, and my people I might not even know yet,
I am making masks. A couple hundred so far, clearly more are coming. It is a happy place for me, soothing and productive during this time of isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic. I am playing with fabric and thread, creating something with meaning.
Masks are needed right now, for everybody, so I am focusing on the regular everybodies, there are much larger operations supplying our medical folks. Our lives and our safety are something that I am willing to devote time and energy to, and I hope these masks are protective to the wearer and contacts.
Since many are asking, I wanted to put the information in one place so that I could share it easily, I can also add lots of pictures here.
All about the masks:
First, the masks are gifts.
Small: fits school aged kids