Today we start with yesterday’s production of masks made by me, alongside this pic from hip designer Araks, in this week’s Vogue:
How cool is that! to see that the kinds of face masks I make—with cotton ties, in stylish prints—are literally in vogue! (Ahem, theirs cost $40, while mine are still only $5. After June 1, my new model has 3-ply and an adorable Honey Girl logo label, for just $15 each.)
p.s. It may seem strange, but I am just loving this work. I thought it might be tedious but it’s not, and I’ve been sewing face masks every day since April 2! The massive numbers of masks I’ve been making (350 or so) and constant repetition of the same exacting tasks, have pushed me to pay even closer attention to the work. “Flow” happens all the time in this quiet house in a quiet neighborhood by the sea.
[T’ai chi, exercise, and lovely cuisine, evening entertainment in agreeable company also help!]
It has been fun to combine color and patterns and see the surprising results (who knew grey thread could be such a sweet influence on black and white?!). The constant creativity has made me impatient to get back to arty quilts again, and take things to a different dimension, tell whole stories in thread…