Earlier this year the Navajo Nation issued a mandate to wear face masks in public spaces. I had hoped someone was going to leap up and start selling handmade ones because the world was in a critical shortage and we needed masks.
No one was leaping, so I decided after that we needed to make our own. I was inspired by a tutorial from skunkmountainsewing in Flagstaff, Arizona. I have spent six months working on something comfortable, washable, and have been busy making face masks for anyone who needed or wanted them in my area. I have spent these long pandemic days putting a lot of energy into the sewing machine and now I am offering face masks for sale. I have made and given away a few dozen, and hope to keep going. Every mask sold covers the cost of making several, machine maintenance, and coffee.