Hand linking socks is both expensive and time consuming but creates a seamless perfectly flat finish giving the greatest comfort and durability. The art of hand linking requires skill, experience, enormous manual dexterity, and excellent vision. Skilled hand linkers are in short supply. Caroline Taylor, pictured here, links socks at J. Alex Swift of Hathern Leicestershire, manufacturer of socks to many of the UK's finest brands, including Community Clothing. Caroline was trained in the art at Scott Nicholl of Shepshed just six miles away, one of many firms engaged in producing exceptional hosiery in the East Midlands. Caroline's career began in 1983.
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