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Masks, Makers and Models
Show off your masks
April 16, 2020

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ecause of the coronavirus, there’s a new must-have accessory: the face mask. The CDC now recommends everyone wear a mask, whether or not they’re showing symptoms. With N95 respirator masks in short supply, they have been earmarked just for medical professionals and first responders.

With that in mind, people – and the CDC – are getting creative. The Center for Disease Control has released information on how to make 3 kinds of masks. From a fully sewn mask, to one made out of t-shirts, the CDC has everyone covered.

Residents, crafters, and a local sailmaker are putting their style into these new must-have items.

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Angie Propst of Mariner Realty models her no-sew handkerchief mask made with rubber bands.

Check out two of the patterns below: a no-sew mask made from a bandana and a stitched one that loops over the ears instead of around the head. The video show you how to make one.

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Sailor Martijn Dijkstra wears the finished bandana mask.

If you’d prefer to purchase a mask, you have options. The Provision Company and Nautical Wheelers both sell gear that slips on over the head; no need to mess with ties or elastics.

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Camilla Wheeler of Nautical Wheelers has several stylish mask options for purchase.
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The Provision Company has bandeaus and a solution for keeping your hands – and insects – off your face.
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If you go into The Provision Company, you can buy a bandeau like the one Lori Wagoner is wearing.
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TownDock.net Senior Management wears a mask crafted by sailmaker Luann Parins of Inner Banks Sails.
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Sailor Martijn Dijkstra models a mask made by the Oriental United Methodist Church.
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No sewing skills? Make your own mask out of a t-shirt.

Send in photos of your homemade mask (preferably with you wearing it) to info@towndock.net. We’ll add them to the gallery.

You can read the full CDC mask making tutorial here.

Check out the pictures of homemade masks readers are sending in.

Homemade Mask Gallery

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Colby Raper has an imaginative take on personal protective equipment. It’s a pot lid, secured with hooded jacket. No sewing required.
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Bob Weigand’s mask has bite.
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Mary Helen Boone out on Tar Creek made custom masks for herself and her husband, Sam Myers. That’s not the Walgreens sign, that’s the logo for the World Champion Washington Nationals.”
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Daniel Bartley takes advantage of an item he already had.
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Gabe’s mask shows support for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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‘Hubby Bill’ has a mask made of a dinner napkin and 2 rubber bands.
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Michele Parish makes masks for humans and dogs.
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Michele Parish with another canine model.
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Cathy Winkler is smelling the flowers.
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Dan Stanford and his sailing vessel mask.
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Sarah Goodnight created a mask from a bag from The Strand Bookstore.
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The Lambert and Crosser grandchildren pose with a masked dragon. The dragon requires two masks.
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Beth Millman crocheted her mask. It has an inside pocket for a filter.
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Taylor McHenry of Paul’s Produce wears a handmade mask from a family friend.
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Kathy Kieffer of PAWS made masks for brewers Frank and Lili Bacon.
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Carol Small said she made 3 dozen masks out of a king sized bed sheet.
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Looking out for tender ears, Emma Lupton crocheted ear guards for her masks.
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Frank and Jennifer Roe received masks from their grandkids, made in the colors of Auburn University.
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Sue and Bob Kent is masks made by Sue.
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Angie Propst wears a no-sew mask made from jeans, a headband, and a coffee filter.

Send in photos of your homemade mask (preferably with you wearing it) to info@towndock.net. We’ll add them to the gallery.

Posted Thursday April 16, 2020 by Allison DeWeese


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