PLEASE NOTE: I will be unable to fill orders during the month of August, but will be resuming availability September 1st 2020.
If you are content to receive your mask order in early September, please go ahead and email your order based on the options below.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
UPDATED with every Fabric change!
To order – please choose your style number and fabric, and size, then email me – Tracey@tav-creations.com
Payment options can be e-transfer, PayPal or credit card – we can chat!
I have TAV-i-fied an earlier pattern I had created, in order to have a mask that I am comfortable wearing and happy to make available to my many fabulous past clients and new ones!
I am approaching the making of TAVMasks through TAV Creations the same way, I do almost everything – custom order, bespoke, beautiful fabrics and unique options.
I am offering 2 styles, with 2 variations – so scroll down to see Style 1 and Style 2, with the Elastic or Tie options for either.
They are all 2 layers in 100% cotton or a cotton blend with hemp < some silks now available too>. Note: determined to the best of my knowledge through burn testing for donated/long term stashed fabrics.
These pics feature fabrics that may still be in stock or may be gone – scroll to bottom for fabric options.
I will continue to update photos as fabrics change.
Shipping by Canada Post is available- it averages $2/ mask, but every address is special, so I would let you know when your order is ready. Rush orders and out of country orders will cost more.
Local folk: no-contact drop off/ pick ups are possible.
I’ve designed the TAVMask based on the standard surgical mask shape, and in order to fit more securely over the nose area, I wanted to include a way for you to add wire if you want it.
I created an accessible channel of fabric along the upper edge on the inside of the mask, through which you can insert your own wire. On Style 1 it is hidden, on Style 2 it is on one side of the mask < for now, ideas percolating!>
Where do you get wire?!?
- Twist ties from garbage bags are working great
- twist ties from gardening supplies;
- coffee in bags with a roll over closure that uses a double wire in plastic or paper, you can even cut that in two!
- Also found on cookie bags
- opened out paper clips can work too!
When you wash your mask – either by hand with soapy water after each adventure outside, or with your laundry, you remove the inserted wire – and keep it somewhere safe, reinserting when your mask is dry and ready to be used again.
Choose your Style:
Atwo layer, shaped and pleated mask with the hidden wire channel along the upper inside edge. You can choose the outer fabric from the options below, prints and solids, and I usually use a solid fabric on the inside that will look nice with it.
#1E- TAVMask with hidden Wire Channel – elastic loops < white or black to match as nicely as possible>: $10 each
#1T- TAVMask with hidden Wire Channel –fabric ties matching as closely or complementary as possible $15 each
A two layer, shaped and pleated mask with an opening along the upper edge to insert your choice of filter < not provided – some people use vacuum bags, coffee filters, whatever you feel will work…> It is completely finished with the hidden wire channel along the upper inside edge. The pouch opens up with the pleats expanding and settle against your face comfortably.
You can choose the outer fabric from the options below, prints and solids. 100% organic cotton sateen is the lining.
#2E-Pouch Style mask with inner Wire Channel – elastic loops < white or black to match as nicely as possible> :
2 layers with a channel to insert a twist tie or piece of wire so that is can be removed for washing and an opening large enough to slip an extra filter type layer of your choice in $20 each
#2T -Pouch Style TAVMask with Wire Channel -fabric ties matching as closely or complementary as possible:
2 layers with a channel to insert a twist tie or piece of wire so that is can be removed for washing . < not provided, garbage bag twist ties are perfect> and an opening large enough to slip an extra filter type layer of your choice in< not provided – some people use vacuum bags…> with fabric ties $25 each.
Choose your FABRICS < updated often>
I have sourced cottons from a few different places, mainly Ottawa based artisans who are creating original prints.
These shades are available :
55% hemp/45% organic Cotton :
Organic Cotton Sateen :
Organic Cotton Sateen sheeting: in solid off white, and scroll down to see the HAND DYED options in the SHIBORI BOREALIS collection! This organic cotton is tightly woven and lighter weight for summer…
WEIGHT: 3.8 oz. / 120gsm; 320 thread count 60s x 60s
NOTE: This is now what I am using to line the TAVMasks; the fabric against the face has always been soft and comfortable, and it is lighter now!
Prime Artisan Prints by ArtyChick:
These are the fun cotton prints I was able to purchase from a local fabric designer! If you want a specific one please refer to the letter on the print image:
Secret Stash fabrics:
The Shibori Borealis Collection :
Tie dyed 100% cotton pieces – limited edition prints!
SHIBORI BOREALIS SILK/PINEAPPLE BLENDS:
These are gorgeous silk/ pineapple fibre blended pieces are apparently quite durable – I would still suggest HAND WASH – but according to Shibori Borealis they can take a bit of abuse….
Choose your Size!!
Standard size – fits most people as shown :
Measures approximately 17 cm/ 7 inches across the top, and the pleats open in the centre line as needed – reaching about 17cm/7 inches.
Small – children and folk with smaller faces :
Measures approximately 14 cm/ 5.75 inches across the top, and the pleats open in the centre line as needed – reaching about 13cm/5.25 inches.
LARGE –This size works for slightly bearded folk, and folk who have a larger head :
Large measures approximately 20 cm/ 8 inches across the top, and the pleats open in the centre line as needed – reaching about 25cm/10 inches.
When you get your mask:
- gently hand wash your mask when you receive it, with soap.
- There may be some colour flow/ dye run off depending on the fabric, so if that happens, add a small amount of salt or vinegar to some water and let sit soak for about 30 minutes. Then rinse well and toss it in the dryer or let air dry.
- You can also give it a quick iron on medium to finish off the drying and cook it a bit – but don’t burn it!
- we wash our masks after every use. With mostly staying at home, we manage quite well with one mask each.
I am careful while making your mask to wear a mask myself and my space and hands are washed constantly, but it is important to clean the mask before wearing in your own safe space.