Mask Appeal

This coming Thursday is the Fall Gala (and auction fundraiser) for AIGA San Francisco. I’ve made two masks, one for play and one for rest. 

For the first I used some thinner masking tapes I recently purchased to cover the supplied mask.

I knew for the second mask that I wanted to use wool, a material I’ve been exploring lately, to felt a pattern that could mimic the first mask.

Some people might be getting wool felted sleeping masks for Christmas…

Masking tape loves pumpkins


I couldn’t resist trying out a masking tape technique on some baby pumpkins. 


The spider is left over from a past costume. It’s made from an origami ballon attached to paper rolled in tubes that are then bent to create the legs.

Felt & Wire out takes

If you didn’t see it last week please check out the article I wrote for Felt & Wire along with the shop I opened.

My friend Dan helped me immensely by documenting my process so I could tell my craft story. I’m sharing a few more pics he took that didn’t fit in the article. 

Creating the card pattern.

Adorning an envelope.

Unfortunately I’m missing a pic of the next step. I used this green tape as a guideline for lining up the second piece of blue striped tape. It’s easily removed after.

Photos by Dan Grindall