How to: Face Mask
 
During the last few days I've researched the usefulness of face masks, and the most suitable materials and designs.
This is the outcome of my research, along with a New York Times article on choices of material.
The design that I'm offering:
-  can be made by beginners (with or without a sewing machine);
- is entirely made of cotton;
- is designed to allow the sliding in and out of padding which will be made of a material of your choice;
- it can be washed at high temperatures (there are no elastics, plastic or metal components that could be damaged);
- because of the removable padding, the padding itself can be single use
- the straps and the chin panel allow for a closer fit.
As with anything, this mask can be improved or it may become obsolete as new discoveries
are made on how to limit the spread of COVID-19.  
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
THE MASK ALONE DOES NOT GIVE 100% PROTECTION AGAINST THE SPREADING OF THE VIRUS.
STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION 
ON https://www.australia.gov.au/
Download Pattern and Instructions (pdf)

What's the Best Material for a Mask?  (nytimes.com 5/4/20)

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The artist also acknowledges the impact colonialism has had on Aboriginal Country and Aboriginal peoples and that this impact continues to be felt today.
 

Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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