Painting Mask Silk Again

Slowly, but surely we are heading out of the third lockdown. Easter may have come and gone and it may still be chilly, but at least we have spring sunshine to accompany the odd foray into the wider world. And, if you’ve already been out and about and visiting the shops or enjoying a little outdoor hospitality, physical distancing, wearing a mask and gelling those hands still applies.

With this in mind and following a comment from a repeat customer, I’ve painted and made some more masks.

And, unsurprisingly, I have felt like using some bright colours to go with these more optimistic times.

As I think I have mentioned before, I don’t always start with a plan when painting and this selection has most certainly arrived courtesy of the springtime, colour muse.

Painted mask silk: One mostly orange and one mostly green.

Having painted all ten blanks and steamed the lot, it was then time to switch from the frame to the sewing machine, make the masks and then pop them on the shop.

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

15 thoughts on “Painting Mask Silk Again”

      1. Actually I have a raspberry pink pair too, both pairs were half price – bargain. 😁 On selfies I most definitely prefer to be behind the lens.

  1. They’re great! Who knows, I may soon be back, though the two I have from you are providing sterling service, and wash and dry so quickly. They tick the box of being the most comfortable too.

    1. Thanks for the positive review. I have a couple which I’ve washed out loads, and so far I have avoided ironing the elastic by mistake. It melts. I found this out the hard way when I made my first prototypes. It also leaves a nasty black mess on the iron.

      I keep wondering when we will no longer need them, whether the government will make an announcement about it or whether wearing them will just fizzle out. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      1. You IRON your masks??? The trick is so hang them out beautifully – job done! I’ve a feeling mask-wearing on public transport and other places with potential crowds and poor ventilation will be with us a long time yet.

    1. Oh my goodness I haven’t heard that in years. My sister and I used to be in the school choir and one year our school entered a local competition, I can’t really remember much about it now, but we definitely sang ‘Linden Lea’ also by Vaughan Williams and we definitely didn’t win.

      1. Oh dear how boring! I can still see the petite, youngish, with a short black Mary Quant hairstyle woman who was our village primary school’s music teacher – sadly, I can’t remember her name though. She was a gifted teacher and we were also allowed/encouraged to sing Beatles songs as well as the Vaughan Williams. I see these days many village primary schools have to share peripatetic music teachers.

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