Socks & Stockings
This book traces the evolution of fashionable legwear from the cloth hose of Tudor times, through the hand-knitted stockings of the Elizabethan period to the tights and legwarmers of today. Fashion trends are seen against a background of technological and social change. The text is illustrated by a range of photographs, with extended captions which show examples from many sources and all periods of history.
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Albert Museum argyle pattern Balbriggan band boothose boots breeches brown Celia Fiennes chevening circular knit circular machine cloth coloured silk Corah Costume and Textiles cotton cotton stockings Cunnington decoration eighteenth century embroidery English Costume Exhibition Felkin foot length framework knitters framework knitting garters gold gore clocks grey hand knitted heel Henson hosiery hosiery industry Ibid invented knitted stockings lace clock Ladies Leicester Leicestershire length 9 inches Lisle thread London loops machine knitted men's socks Morley Museum of Costume needles nylon op.cit openwork pair of stockings patented pattern Pickford's House Museum pink plain portrait Pretty Polly produced Queen rows per vertical scarlet seam shoes silk stockings silver skirts Solly stitches per inch stocking frame stripes tartan Textile History thread hose tights trousers vertical inch Victoria and Albert wear welt white cotton white silk stockings white stockings William Gardiner women's stockings wool woollen wore worsted stockings