It looks likely that some of the lockdown restrictions will be eased in the coming days. There has been a lot of speculation but we don’t yet know exactly what form the new rules will take.
As a business, we have to consider the risks to our customers and ourselves that may come with re-opening. Hand hygiene remains extremely important, and it is known that the wearing of even a non-medical grade mask over the nose and mouth offers protection to both the wearer and other people. It is probable that we will need to restrict the number of customers in the shop and asking everyone who enters to clean their hands and wear a mask.
Ruth’s mum Marilyn has been a very busy bee making masks for Jenny and Ruth to wear in the shop when we do reopen. After some trial and error and several consultations with her nurse sister, she has come up with a design that will fit most people well, provide good protection using non-medical grade fabric and be washable and re-useable. Most of us have probably never made a mask before but you only need some basic machine sewing skills. The mask could even be sewn by hand with a bit of determination and a thimble.
The pattern she has developed is available from our website as a free download here. Marilyn has asked that if you use the pattern and you are able to, please make a donation to Medecin Sans Frontiere to support their Covid19 work.
And if you still fancy making that Medieval Plague Doctor mask, we’ve spotted this fabulous patchwork version...
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