Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sock Monkeys

Inspired by the real sock monkey toy from the past,  I tried to achieve their look in miniature crochet.  Using thin thread and needle, to be able to add as much as possible detail, but still end up with a miniature. Tea dyed for that vintage worn look. Monkey and Elephant in picture are between 2,5" and 3" sitting and besides for the Sock Monkey Collector, they make lovely toys displayed old style bears and dolls.

The real sock monkeys were mostly house made in the past, from the original Red Heel socks. Sock Monkeys are still very wanted today, and offered by various Artists. If you like to try your hand on making one your self, on this site you can find the next book with patterns for the Original Sock Monkey and other Animals. They also sell the originals socks to make your own Sock Monkey Toy!!

1 comment:

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Welcome to blogland. I love your version of sock monkey and friend. They are just a sweet and charming as the big guys.