18 12 2016

stitched flu mask

This was a personal commission from a friend, a Japanese friend obviously, as no one wears flu masks in the UK. The mask is made of calico fabric and has a inner pocket so a piece of fabric with aromatic oil could be inserted. It is stitched with red cotton thread along the top and bottom edges and some text is stitched in the middle. She told me that people ask her if she is okay when she is wearing a flu mask. But in fact, she only wears one to protect herself from other people with flu and not because she is unwell, hence the stitched message “Are you okay? I’m okay.” Don’t worry, I have washed it after modelling it for the photos.


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