A FABRIC shop is offering to help customers make their own face masks following a successful reopening.

Lingards Fabrics, in Rayne Road, Braintree, is running free workshops to enable people to make a covering.

Staff talk customers through the process and the shop will also provide a free pattern.

Manager Esme Murphy said: “I’m so pleased to be able to get back in the shop and see our customers.

“The face mask workshop is a great idea, considering the fact that we are to wear them in enclosed spaces for the safety of each other.

“I hope people take this opportunity to learn a new skill.”

Those wishing to take part in a workshop are asked to book an appointment in advance.

Customers must comply with social distancing rules when in the shop. Call 01376 329994 for more details.