The 1910 Socks story

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IMG_20151201_195224During most of history, clothing took a long time to make, was made one piece at a time, most often within the household and it was made to last, was cherished and mended when it needed repair. Today, clothing is mostly made overseas and when it wears out (which is often quickly), we throw it away and buy more. It is often made not with natural fibers, but with man made fibers that do not hold up well, do not breath.

Hand dyed washable BFL wool and bamboo socks.

In that spirit, 1910 Socks are born. The materials are either washable wool blends that are hand dyed..or made with our farm grown Shetland Wool that has not been chemically treated to be machine washable, so it is hand wash only.

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Shetland Socks in natural colors

Shetland Socks in natural colors

The socks are knitted one at a time on a 100 year old Legare sock machine… in my studio in our farm house built in..1910.  And we include extra yarn with each pair for darning, to extend the life of your sturdy socks. It is a very rare thing today that the fiber is grown and then clothing manufactured from it, all in the same place.  Treat your Feet to quality wool socks…purchase a pair at one of the festivals we attend, or in the Farm Store.    And try our..1910 Scarves..also made on the Legare Sock Machine!

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