Walking on stilts started out as a hobby for PegStilts.com owner/operator Kricket Caffery.
While establishing the group, I realized how hard it is to acquire affordable well made Peg Stilts in the USA, so I decided to offer a stilt making workshop as well.
The stilt making workshop gave the women (and girls) an opportunity to use power tools in my workshop, some for the first time ever, and to build their own stilts. Later, they were all taught to walk on on them. Our goal was to create animal costumes and to stilt walk in an Earth Day procession of the species parade.
After the stilt making workshop, workshops, and parade, I continued to build stilts on my own as a hobby, I literally took $500 out of my savings account and bought my first wood order and began mostly selling them to my circus and gymnastics students in Portland, OR.
Over time, I've honed in my design to be the most sturdy, and most affordable stilts I can offer and PegStilts.com has continued to grow over the years.
Since 2008 Kricket Caffery has built each and every pair of stilts, thousands of them, they are all woman veteran handmade in the USA.
Now PegStilts.com has stilts and other products in nearly all of the US States as well as Canada, Norway, Japan, France, Dominican Republic, Singapore, US Virgin Islands, New Zealand, and more!
I just bought a tiny house on stilts and a huge shop for PegStilts.com to grow into.
Lakeside is on the Southern Oregon Coast, just south of Winchester Bay, just north of Coos Bay.Set up a time to come check out the new space if you're passing through town.
Kricket Caffery has taught trapeze, stilt walking, handstands, tumbling, mask making, and partner acrobatics classes and workshops to children and adults at many schools, festivals, and private events since in 2003.