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May 4, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA
Man making protective mask
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Make Your Own Mask Workshop

Monday, May 4, 2020

There’s always a need for more protective masks. Fiber artist and fabric fix-it coach Lanajean Vecchione will show you a few simple ways to use what you already have at home.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. During our free online workshop, Lanajean will lead you through the creation of 3 simple masks using common materials, either using a machine, hand-sewing--and even a NO-SEW method. She'll also advise on proper use and cleaning of these makeshift face coverings.

About Lanajean Vecchione
Lanajean is a San Mateo County Fiber artist specializing in Textile Reuse and UpCycle Fashion and Craft designs. She is winner of 19 ribbons including special awards in agricultural fairs throughout California. Featured in the San Mateo County Sustainable Academy Video promoting their climate change action class, she is a popular fabric Fix It Coach and has personally saved thousands of pounds of clothing from the landfill as a graduation of their Master Resource Conservation class. Her work in environmental and mental health advocacy both share a common theme: making the world a better place by creative use of time and resources.