Monday, July 6, 2020

Sewing masks is our superpower!

As we move into the glorious weather of a Minnesota summer, in my head it is still spring. So much of this year has felt like Groundhog Day - reliving the sameness every day. At Treadle we are working with reduced hours and the ambiguity of when, or even if, fabrics and notions will be available. Many times the answer is “it depends."

We are getting used to wearing masks, trying to recognize customers, and always appreciate a well-chosen print for a mask. We are thankful to all our customers - new as well as old - for your patience and good humor.

And we are still making masks and masks kits. Over 15,000 to date.

photo shared from a Treadle customer! Thanks!

We have been made aware of two communities desperately in need of masks.

Mask North Minneapolis Project has a goal “to increase masking by 80% in North Minneapolis and decrease the spread of COVID-19 virus. To mask all of North Minneapolis in collaboration with community partners.” The project was started by two family medicine physicians at Broadway Family Medicine in collaboration with the African American Leadership Forum.
Mixed Blood Theatre, in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, is committed to distributing over 1,000 masks for C-R residents over the coming months, along with information on the importance of masks in the fight against COVID-19.
Treadle, in partnership with Sew Good Goods, will continue to provide mask kits at no charge for these communities.

Will you help?

Mask North Minneapolis Project is asking for a 3-layer mask, which is included in our kits.
Find sewing info here:

More info here, Sewer Network Sign Up Form: 

Mixed Blood Theatre is accepting masks of any design.

Both mask initiatives are greatly in need of children’s sizes as well as adult masks.

Kits that make 12 or more masks may be picked up at Treadle during regular business hours.

We will also be a drop-off for finished masks for both initiatives, in addition to individual hand sanitizer for the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

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