Wyoming’s Public Works crews are out on the front lines every day facing daily challenges like weather and traffic. Now they must also face a new challenge from coronavirus. Thanks to the consideration of local business owner Dina Jacquemin of Sew Many Things, however, they have personal protective equipment in the form of fabric face masks to keep them safe.
As the COVID health crisis began impacting daily life in March, Jacquemin said she wanted to help. Like many others who had sewing talents, she knew she could make masks as a way to support workers on the front lines. She offered free fabric masks with filters through her Facebook page to those who needed them, and supplied Wyoming’s Public Works Department with a set, for which they were grateful.
Jacquemin opened Sew Many Things in October at 502 Wyoming Avenue on the second floor. A lifelong quilter, she wanted a studio where sewing enthusiasts of all kinds could work on projects in a space dedicated to the craft. Memberships are available for $85 per month and give members 24/7 access to the space, multiple sewing machines and other equipment, plus storage cubbies for projects. She also offers lessons in quilting and special technology and patterns for embroidery. For more information about the studio, go to sewmanythingscincy.com.