Deepwater sewing group host mask making workshop

With the recent rise in demand for face masks the Deepwater sewing group and representatives from the local Red Cross and Far West branches joined together to host a mask making workshop.

On Monday at the Deepwater School of the Arts Hall from 9.30am to 3pm the volunteer group taught more than 20 people how to make masks.

"It was a wonderful way to spend a Monday morning," Deepwater Hall chair Mary Hollingworth said. "The sewing group were generous with the material and sharing their knowledge."

The Deepwater sewing group normally meets weekly to create quilts and knitted items for children in hospitals. Over the years they have sent hundreds of items to children in hospital.

The talented seamstresses demonstrated the techniques and a few in-house tips of making masks together with the local Red Cross and Far West Branches.

"The workshop was enjoyed by all even the novice sewers," Mrs Hollingworth said.

Close to 50 masks that were made on Monday will be sent to the Red Cross for distribution.

The talented volunteers are always at the ready to assist the local and wider community. The sewing group are currently discussing holding more workshops throughout the year.