Gin socks 
Shetland wool, silk

Gin Socks and Football will be on exhibit at WOW at Gallery@Rheged 14th January - 15th April The concept for the WOW was developed by artists, Trevor Pitt and Rachael Matthews and the WOW exhibition has been curated by Trevor Pitt.

Gin Socks : In Shetland in 1700's women  knit socks in winter and when the dutch fishing boats came in they would barter their knitted socks for gin. 

 3 socks = 1 pint of gin.