The Iowa Homemaker

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From Hide to Hose...

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Stockings, made of various kinds of materials, have been worn by man since very early times. Our ancestors wrapped dried strips of animals' skins around their legs and feet, much as army men wrap puttees, as a protection from sharp grasses, poison snakes, lizards and the stones underfoot. Later coarse thread was made from barks and roots of trees, and stockings were woven in much the same way as baskets. When man began to spin wool of animals into yarn, the textile industry was born.



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