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Canadian Fashion Connection – Brampton Knitting Mills

We were recently offered a spool of labels from the Brampton Knitting Mills. I had not heard of the company before but with a bit of googling came up with a pretty complete history: John McMurchy founded J.M. McMurchy & Sons … Continue reading

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Stocking Up…

From the Boot and Shoe Recorder, February 17, 1923 – Suggestions for displaying stockings by making a ‘hosiery gown’ for a model or mannequin.

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Put a sock in it!

Apparently this British phrase involving hosiery dates from the early 20th century when gramophones were popular. The early gramophones didn’t have volume control, so to deaden the sound a sock was put in the horn (speaker.) I thought this sounded … Continue reading

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