Update on face coverings to help people who are hard of hearing.
Amazing we have 120+ volunteers sewing in Ilkley. Thats stunning. 500+ sets completed so far, and 3000 Face Coverings.
We are now making face masks as well. There are 14,000 people living in Ilkley. Whilst many will make / buy their own we are making masks to be provided in locations around Ilkley for those that don't have access to a mask. Please use material you have at home, there is some at Amandas. There are elastic hair ties and elastic and t-shirt ties in the box at Becky's. This is what we have made so far
All face masks are popped singly into a paper bag with a note on it from Ilkley Covid Response Group identifying that these re a gift from us; you can donate (and link provided); please follow government guidance (with the link); stay 2m apart. All stores are providing masks to be used in store (single use disposable) BUT they do want a more permanent solution. We have distributed to the Foodbank, Ilkley Good Neighbours and Tescos & Booths (at customer services).
So please can you drop made face masks to 30 nelson rd, LS29 8HN - There will be box for them in the front garden.
It was lovely to have such a warm reception to our offer. We will 'top up' as per demand and I will keep in touch re how many we are making/ donating.
Face Mask Pattern and download link below as well as 'how too' video
Here are some of our quilt squares ready to make into our memory quilt
TOP TIPS IN PICTURES
Some tips for Sewing V neck, Drawstring and Layouts and pockets
If you can't sew scrubs you can sew bags to keep them in. You can find a pattern for bags as well as more patterns for scrubs here or you can make 'pump bags' out of pillowcases (much easier than this pattern). It just needs to be material that can go into the washing machine with the scrubs.
And the Families....
This is some of the beginning of our coffee chat (sorry I'll remember to record from the start next time!)
And this is a section with some good Q&A with the GP
And the machines - many of which have names....Mrs Jones, Westminster