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Sewing was an important part of lighthouse keeping
I got to visit this lighthouse and climb the 219 stairs, bragging rights! I did it on Lighthouse Day too!
A canvas curtain was placed on hooks and drawn around the lens room each morning before electrification to protect the lens from the hot Florida sun. Also, the keepers were required to wear a linen apron while cleaning and polishing the lens. When repairs were necessary and m the curtain or aprons, sewing skills were required.
As you can see sewing was important to lighthouses, so is sewing today!
This is a list of the upcoming events that Steve Sews will be at. If you know of one in the East Tennessee area, let me know.
November 4, 2023 – 9 am to 4 pm – Fall Expo at Rutledge Elementary School – Rutledge, TN.
Meet the staff and/or equipment for Steve Sews.
- Brother Stitch (Current Sewing Machine)
- Forge (Circuit)
- Lovees (Stuffed Animals)
- Mendi (My Wife’s Sewing Machine)
- Rosie (Antique Sewing Machine)
- Steve (Steve himself)
- The Masked Bandit (Steve’s older Sewing Machine)
- Van the T-Rex (Helper)
- Zee (Face Mask Model)
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