Stray Sock Sewing: Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks

Stray Sock Sewing: Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks

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By (author) Dan Ta, By (author) Are Wei

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 252mm x 14mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 26 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715330160
  • ISBN 13: 9780715330166
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 37,616

Product description

Create cute sock monkeys and other creatures with this practical and entertaining guide to using up spare socks. Learn how to breathe new life into stray socks with the techniques featured which show you how to choose the right sock, what kind of tools and equipment you need and how to bring the creatures to life by embellishing them with buttons and beads. Stray Sock Sewing combines practical instructions with a whimsical narrative which gives you a glimpse into the wonderful world of sock dolls. A comprehensive techniques section breaks down the sewing essentials into easy-to-follow lessons. Eight full step-by-step projects show you how to use your new-found skills to make cute and cuddly creations such as the lotus kitty, sock pig and Indian elephant. Contents include: Introduction; 1 Gallery - a look at a group of kooky, lovable dolls made entirely from socks; 2 Basic sock doll sewing techniques; specific stitch techniques, embellishments such as buttons and beads 3 The projects - 8 step-by-step projects; Resources; Acknowledgements.

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Author information

Author Daniel Ta enjoyed great success in a career in advertising before deciding to throw it all in to create sock dolls. He now teaches regular workshops about how to make sock dolls and has written a number of books on the subject.

Customer reviews

By Sarah Tristram 26 Jan 2012 5

This is a brilliant book, I had read a number of reviews on difference sites and they persuaded me to buy it.
The use of creative photography really brings the book to life and each character has their own personality portrayed in fabulous photos.
The first section of the book is full of different characters shot 'on location' to give you inspiration for your own projects. The middle section is 'the basics of making sock dolls' and gives you loads of tips to create your own sock creature. The back section gives you step by step sewing instructions for a 8 projects but you can use the inspiration and middle section to adapt the patterns to anything you want and the possibilities are endless.
I love this book and the cute faces each character has. Daniel has so many ideas and you can tell he enjoys making them.
I don't often bother writing reviews as most books are 'middle of the road' but this one stands out from the crowd - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL SEWING ABILITIES 5*

Table of contents

Introduction; 1 Gallery - a look at a group of kooky, lovable dolls made entirely from socks; 2 Basic sock doll sewing techniques; 3 The projects - 8 step-by-step projects; Resources; Acknowledgements.