Work in the Factory - The Dye House and Boarding Room
The dyeing, washing, and drying typically took place in a near-by location within the factory. The partially finished socks – that were generally a cream or white colour – were coloured in large quantities in big containers. Then the socks were washed, steamed and dried. Notably, the stockings were dried on metal frames that were the shape of the sock, so that the dried sock would hold its desired shape.