bringing you objects, skills, and inspiration from the past, to enrich the future
We are sorry to have to announce that Gareth died on Friday 26 March 2021 after being diagnosed with cancer in the autumn of 2020. Sally is having surgery for breast cancer on 30 March. Please bear with her if it takes a while to reply to enquiries at the moment. Thank you.
Sally uses antique hand-cranked stocking machines dating from the 1890s-1910 to make these wool and silk stockings. Hand-braided silk garters are a nice additional accessory. Our stockings are used by re-enactors, films, theater, museums and connoisseurs of handmade leg-wear the world over.
IMPORTANT NOTE:We are in an unusual position at the moment, Gareth's illness (see our Facebook announcement for more info) means its not currently possible to take a large batch of orders at once. As soon as things are a little calmer we'll set a new order date for custom work, in the meantime, any stockings currently available are in the 'in stock' section of the shop. Thanks for your patience!
HOW TO ORDER: We have far more demand for stockings than Sally can keep up with, so we generally only open this page for new orders once every six weeks (approximately). Keep an eye on this notification, or on our our Facebook page or Instagram for updates on the next ordering opportunity. When the page goes 'live' again, please be ready to order as soon as possible, its not at all unusual for all the available spaces for orders to fill up in under ten minutes! Once all the slots are full, the page will shut again and we won't be taking any more orders until the next order date. You can still click on listings whilst the shop is shut to see descriptions, but be aware that things like colour choices and size drop downs may not show up. All our sizing refers to UK shoe sizes.