Apparently mask making does not come without a price today.
I've spent the day so far ironing inch-thick strips into ties to be sewn closed later, and I've burned the side of my middle finger on my left hand, the finger tips of my index, middle fingers and thumb prints on my left hand multiple times, the index and thumb prints multiple times on my right hand, and my right arm now has a welt from the iron.
BUT I finally got all the ties ironed. Thank fucking gods. I am now taking a much deserved break to do literally anything else on the planet.