Also known as "smile masks," window masks are reusable cloth face masks with a clear plastic panel.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, window masks can help people communicate with those who are deaf or hard of hearing, in speech therapy, learning to read, or learning a language.
While the King County repair events program has been on hold due to the pandemic, the program's sewers have made window masks. These have been distributed to several non-profit organizations and institutions.
Questions or comments about this project? Contact program coordinator Tom Watson email Tom Watson via e-mail or at 206-477-4481.
Making/using window masks – Dec. 29, 2020 virtual workshop
Watch the full hour-long recording Youtube
Listen to the audio-only version podcast
Learn basics about making window masks at home on your own sewing machine. Also learn how individuals and organizations can use window masks, including tips on washing and defogging.
This workshop features: window mask sewers Kathy Eytcheson, Amanda Radak, Laurie Keep and Jessica Nash; Barbara Bryant from Valley Medical Center Children's Therapy; King County's Tom Watson; and American Sign Language interpreters Sarah Pettigrew and Mary Thornton.
Sponsored by King County's repair events program, as one of its special Covid assistance projects.