You may not know that my husband is a Commercial Fisher in Bristol Bay Alaska. The need arose for an easy on, easy off Face Covering that was even easier to keep track of. We started throwing around some ideas, drawing pictures and I started sewing. Must Not have strings (ties) attached in the truest sense. Our solution was creating the Bristol Bay Face Gaiter. We hope to keep all of our favorite Fisher Folk safe.
Why not a regular Face Mask?
When working around equipment that moves, safety is key. That means no ties, that could potentially get caught in the moving parts. When not covering your face the Face Mask cannot be able to fly away or drop into the fish hold. Don’t want to have to spend time chasing it or looking for it. Thus the Bristol Bay Neck Gaiter was created.
Tightly woven 100% Cotton Batik Fabric, Two Layers. One layer of Sheer Weight Interfacing. Very easy on/up and off/down. Placing the Face Gaiter under your ears provides a tighter fit around your nose.
For all of those Wookies with lots of hair, we have you covered. Lots of room for all that hair. Pull it up when you pull up to a tender, deliver fish, depart pull it down and get to work.
If you look closely I have place a large paper clip on the elastic so it can be tightened up if you want a snugger fit. Everything has been preshrunk. Much easier to tighten and make smaller, then to make larger.
The over all size of opening on these are 24 inches. I can easily make them larger or smaller.
You can contact me directly or find the Bristol Bay Face Gaiter at my Etsy Shop.
On March 6, 2020 my first Quilt Show was canceled and with it about 99.9% of my income. Don’t get me wrong I totally support the decision to close WA State down to flatten the curve and save lives. But as a self-employed person 99.9% is a huge hit. So I started making Face Masks. I could not find a pattern that I really loved. That lead to designing my own. My family now refers to me as the Mad Mad Mask Making Maven.
Etsy.com Here We Come
I have always wanted to try selling on Etsy.com. It is a totally different market than selling at Quilt Shows & Sew Expo. It all started with adding my Hand Dyed Bamboo Socks to Etsy. Etsy has recently changed some it’s policies, so finding the current info was a challenge. I made several Face Masks and gave it a try.
Success For the Mad Mad Mask Making Maven
I am happy to say I have actually sold quite a number of my Face Masks. My motto has always been “When Life Gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade and Carry On”. And if you are interested in purchasing my Face Mask you can find me on Etsy.
Thank You to Bob for being my Model.
I thought I should also add photos from some of the folks that have purchased my Face Masks. Everyone it a little different, so how they wear their Face mask might be a little different.
Yes, it is snow dying time again. We ended up with a couple of inches and that means it is time to snow dye. I love watching the snow melt and the colors happen. The above pile of snow received a rainbow of dye colors.
Greens, Blues, and Yellows, I think. Once they start to melt it can be a challenge to figure out what colors I used.
Ever wondered how Over Dying happens? I elevate my drip trays about 1 to 1 1/2 inches, using scrap lumber. I should note that everything gets dye on it, so the scrap lumber now stays in my studio. Melted snow changes and varies in color, surprises happen.
Fire – Red, Orange, and Yellows are ready for their rinse.
Earthtones ready for their rinse. Grass, twigs or gravel do not affect the color.
Snow Dyed Orange Rainbow
Over Dyed Kingdom Idd
Snow Dyed Purple Fan
You can see more Snow Dyed and Over Dyed pieces on my website.
Big sigh! Today was the first day of Marbling in almost a year. A bit shaky at first, then muscle memory took over. Happy Dance is in order.
I chose Sun as the first color this year because it makes me happy.
You will be able to view the different designs on my website in about sixteen days. Why so long? The fabric must cure for two weeks, wash, dry and iron, followed by scanning, watermarking, edit and adding to site.