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Linen Face Mask

Linen Face Mask

Regular price $6.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $6.00 USD
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Medical masks are in short supply - dangerously short. However, researchers at Cambridge University found that homemade masks are surprisingly effective at reducing the transmission of viruses. When they tested Bacteriophage MS2 particles (at 0.02 microns, they're five times smaller than COVID-19) they found that surgical masks were 89% effective. Linen is 62% effective at stopping transmission, and easy to breathe through as well. 

Our masks are made of a double layer of linen and secured using elastics around the ears. If you would prefer ribbon ties instead of elastic, just leave a note at checkout. These masks are machine washable. Black thread has been used on the back of the mask so the inside and outside can be differentiated at a glance. 
Due to the nature of this product, we cannot accept returns. These masks are not medical grade.

Care information

Linen handkerchiefs may be washed via delicate cycle in a washing machine (no bleach) or for best results, by hand. Iron hot, with steam, on the backside of the work. Any stitches pushed out of place from the iron can gently be prodded back into place. A cotton or mesh laundry bag will help protect your piece from getting snagged.

Temari should not be washed, just dusted if necessary. If needed, you can wet a cloth in hot water and wring it out quite well, and use that to spot-wash. Temari are made of fibers all the way through, so a wash or soak would mean that the inside would never dry.

Our embroidered blankets are made with wool, and should be handwashed gently in cool water.

Goldwork embroidery should only be washed by a professional. Other embroidery is best cleaned as for temari (especially framed hoop work) though wearable accessories may be put through the wash on a gentle cycle or hand washed.

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Embroidered letters in progress in hoop, a woman in a purple shirt is embroidering them by hand onto a linen handkerchief

Further Customization

Working by hand allows us to customize your order in ways not possible with an embroidery machine. For custom designs, click the Chat button at bottom right and let us know what you'd like.