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Attracting attention with my face mask

Abigail Kelly

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago/Fis/Muxia 2017
A Coruna/Santiago 2017
Portuguese Coastal/Variante Espiritual 2019
On the Frances this week and finish in Santiago tomorrow. Had lots of people remark positively about my face mask.... 😀😂. (Bought it from this site).
I bought one to from Ivar. Got it last week 😷
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
I bought 2 from Ivar's store, they have not arrived yet. Slow boat to the US!
Patience! They'll arrive -- eventually. 😄 Mine finally got to Pennsylvania two days, ago after a very leisurely trip through Europe and various parts of northeastern US. 😉 (I'd like to take a trip like that!) I ordered them several weeks ago, the same day Ivar put them up for sale, and he put them into the mail the following day.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Although Covid-19 might slow them down a bit. 😄 Worth the wait, though.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
On the Frances this week and finish in Santiago tomorrow. Had lots of people remark positively about my face mask.... 😀😂. (Bought it from this site).
I ordered masks from the sit a couple of weeks ago, and waiting for arrival?
 

Mera

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France, Camino del Norte, Camino de Madrid
Camino Porto, Camino Primitivo
On the Frances this week and finish in Santiago tomorrow. Had lots of people remark positively about my face mask.... 😀😂. (Bought it from this site).
Yeah, looks nice on you. I am waiting for a shipment from Ivar, too. I got matching neck warmer as well.
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
I ordered masks from the sit a couple of weeks ago, and waiting for arrival?
If you're in the US, it takes several weeks. (See my response above). I got a tracking number with the order confirmation so I was able to follow the extremely slow process. The masks are very attractive, light-weight, and breathable, so worth the wait.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2013- 2015-2017
CP 2019
I too ordered mine and am waiting. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio but am in Phoenix Az visiting grand baby and can’t wait to get home and try on mine.
I’m praying for the day when Spain opens up forAmericans to enter again.
Buen Camino to those of you who are now able to enter and walk again.
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Thank you all... I have been struggling to get enough of these. Got in a bunch today so a lot of you will get email with tracking number tomorrow morning. Planning to go it at 07.00am tomorrow to get all shipments ready for DHL that comes by at 11.30.

I will also add 3 more designs later tonight to the store.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
They are in the Camino Forum store

I can only see the two designs in Ivars store ..the blue mask and the stamp mask
Not the mask with the multiple colourful shells that Jeff is wearing ....can't see this design on the forum store
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I can only see the two designs in Ivars store ..the blue mask and the stamp mask
Not the mask with the multiple colourful shells that Jeff is wearing ....can't see this design on the forum store
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought that you were referring to the ones that Ivar is selling. Jeff's looks like he found a mask that was made out of shell design fabric.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
If you're in the US, it takes several weeks. (See my response above). I got a tracking number with the order confirmation so I was able to follow the extremely slow process. The masks are very attractive, light-weight, and breathable, so worth the wait.
Thanks Bala! Your experience is helpful!😄😄😄
 

Gail Dickson

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances April 2016
Portugese from Lisbon 2018
Via Francigena (2020)
Patience! They'll arrive -- eventually. 😄 Mine finally got to Pennsylvania two days, ago after a very leisurely trip through Europe and various parts of northeastern US. 😉 (I'd like to take a trip like that!) I ordered them several weeks ago, the same day Ivar put them up for sale, and he put them into the mail the following day.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Although Covid-19 might slow them down a bit. 😄 Worth the wait, though.
You are lucky then. Ordered mine the same day but they have not reached OZ yet!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Jeff,
Very handsome mask!
You look good too!
Where did you buy this one from?
I love shells.....have them all over the place
The cloth is called "Light Blue Sea Shell" and I bought it from a store on eBay UK and got 5 masks out of a fat quarter.
The mask is an Olsen pattern - see attachment.
I added an iron on interliner to the back of the shell material to make it denser and there's a replaceable filter layer made from "mioliners" nappy liner (Sainsbury's) tucked into the pocket. The inner face is dense woven cotton cloth. So basically 4 layers and it's still breathable.
I used half of a folded pipe cleaner (you can get long colourful ones from craft shops and Poundland - £1 for a large packet) which sits in a sleeve across the bridge of the nose and can be moulded into shape.
I still get some steaming up of my specs but a folded up tissue hankie (from those handy pocket packs not a "man sized" one) folded into a strip and placed under the top of the mask usually solves that problem.

Sorry if that's all a bit parochial for those outside of the UK.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances in 2016, Portuguese in 2017, and Frances again in 2018. Madrid to Ponferrada 2019.
On the Frances this week and finish in Santiago tomorrow. Had lots of people remark positively about my face mask.... 😀😂. (Bought it from this site).
How was your Camino with lodging and food and such?
 

Tali

3-time Perigrina
Camino(s) past & future
2015 - CF (SJPP to SdC)
2017 - CF (Leon to SdC)
2018 - C Engles & CF (Sarria to SdC)
I got my 2 masks from Ivar 2 days ago (Boston). Psyched!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
The cloth is called "Light Blue Sea Shell" and I bought it from a store on eBay UK and got 5 masks out of a fat quarter.
The mask is an Olsen pattern - see attachment.
I added an iron on interliner to the back of the shell material to make it denser and there's a replaceable filter layer made from "mioliners" nappy liner (Sainsbury's) tucked into the pocket. The inner face is dense woven cotton cloth. So basically 4 layers and it's still breathable.
I used half of a folded pipe cleaner (you can get long colourful ones from craft shops and Poundland - £1 for a large packet) which sits in a sleeve across the bridge of the nose and can be moulded into shape.
I still get some steaming up of my specs but a folded up tissue hankie (from those handy pocket packs not a "man sized" one) folded into a strip and placed under the top of the mask usually solves that problem.

Sorry if that's all a bit parochial for those outside of the UK.
Thank you for that Jeff...it's a good pattern
The tissue tip we will try as we both wear glasses and the steam does rise after a while

By the time I'm finished the steam is coming out of my ears as well!!!
Really do hate wearing them ...but needs must as they say
Thanks again
Annette
 

DanielH

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2015 (SJPP to Burgos)
September 2016 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
May 2017 (Villafranca del Bierzo to Santiago de Compostela)
I bought two being advertised now - with stamps (sellos) and they are lovely quality.
I bought three of the masks with the sellos. Two of them will be repackaged and shipped to my friends and fellow pilgrims Susan and Treasa in Wicklow Town, Ireland. We all met on the first day of walking the Camino Frances several years ago and remain in contact, even visiting each others homes and meeting family and friends.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
I ordered one: dark blue with the yellow arrow, for travel. I currently have a plethora of masks in various patterns and fabrics, but was attracted by the waterproof quality of this fabric. I am hoping that it will arrive by the middle of next month, when I am taking off for a four day walk in the mountains. It can be my all purpose go-to mask, for taking the bus home and any other need which may arise: if the driver won't let me into the taxi back to town without a mask, or if I should happen to camp at the same campsite as other walkers. In this instance, I hope that this will not happen, but I hold to the Scout motto, "Be Prepared." And it is so obviously a camino mask that it may spark a few conversations, if anyone sees it along the trail or in town (Banff).
 

Keyes

Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2016
Francesco 2017
Francigena 2017
Portuguese 2018
Norte 2019
(2021? la Plata)
I bought two and also the new 1:1,250,000 Camino map. All arrived last week. Great masks and map!!!
 

Harland2019

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April/May "2019"
I was expecting a long wait for mine to arrive in England but it arrived in 6 days. Looks and fits well despite my "big head"!
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
Face masks are becoming quite the style accessories in Canada. This morning on CBC, a woman speaking with a reporter said, "I have seven, like underwears." She agreed that she has, "One for each day."
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Face masks are becoming quite the style accessories in Canada. This morning on CBC, a woman speaking with a reporter said, "I have seven, like underwears." She agreed that she has, "One for each day."
I sew some of my own clothes, and when I do I use the scraps to make matching masks. 😷
 

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