Stray Sock Sewing: Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks by Daniel, photography by Liao Chia Wei
We’re all familiar with the ever-popular sock monkey, but these critters are a different animal (ha) altogether. Daniel has created a sweet collection of cuddly creatures made from socks, thread, buttons and a variety of fun findings. He uses embroidery floss to add details, almost the same way an illustrator would use a line of ink. There are cats, bears, pigs, elephants, and even a punk zebra. My favorites might be the Sock Doll Tweens, who are emo, slouchy, and sort of reminiscent of The Doubtful Guest (though his scarf is striped and their bodies are).
While the stray socks you’ll find around the house will certainly not measure up in cool-looking-ness, the projects pictured here are definitely very doable for anyone who has (or is willing to learn) some basic hand sewing skills. As far as craft materials go, shelling out a few bucks for some cute socks isn’t bad. Add a Stray Sock Creature to my crafty to-do list.
Reviewed from library copy.