Friday, May 29, 2020

Be a Hero! Wear a MASK!

Artist Yoko White is best known for her highly detailed and meticulous hand embroidery art at our gallery. But in the last few days she has turned her attention to making beautiful and functional masks that can be used by anyone.  She has used a lot of fabric she had on hand from Japan and instead of elastic that can hurt your ears with longer usage or ties that loosen, she has ingeniously used cording and tied it using a slide know,  so you can loosen or tighten easily by sliding cord through the knots.

BONUS: We are requesting that you make a DONATION of $10 per mask and 100% of the donation will be given to the Navigator Street Outreach Program.

There are many different fabrics designs available and sizes too. The sizes  indicated in the photos below, refer to the size of the fabric. 

Smaller sizes  1-3 are great for children or people with extra small faces, you adorable ones!

Medium-Large Sizes 4-6 are for everyone with a small to average sized face...but no worries you are still adorable. Here's a picture of me, Adriana, the owner of the gallery wearing size 6....first time in a long time I could say that, but I digress....

Larger Size 7 is  just extra large to make sure coverage is great for anyone that has a larger face. Yoko's husband modeled this one for me this morning when he dropped them off and said he is called Big Face in his office- but don't tell him I shared this on the internet, okay? :-) Shhhhhh...

So we hope you will consider purchasing a mask and help keep yourself and others safer while we navigate the next few months of the "new normal". We will be asking visitors to wear them when we re-open to the public at the end of June. And NOW you can be stylish, support Yoko's kind gesture and support a local charity. 

**TO PURCHASE A MASK, email us at: with your SIZE request, QUANTITY, and if possible design or colour based on photos shown below.  

Payments for donation can be made via etransfer to our email address as well. We can send them in the mail for additional postage and can offer CURBSIDE pick up Mondays and Wednesdays.


SIZE ONE   4 3/4" x 6 1/4"

SIZE 2    5" x 6 1/4"

SIZE 3   5 1/4" x  6 3/4/7"

SIZE 4   5 3/4" x 7"

SIZE 5    5.5" x 7"

SIZE 6   6" x 7.5"

SIZE 7   7.5" x 8.5"