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Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks

by John Murphy
     
 
John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade magazine. Crafters with a sense of humor, a taste for the weird, wacky, and way-out, and a hunger for the outrageous will find themselves captured by this wildly creative menagerie of sock monsters.

Possessed of irresistible charm, these creatures offer

Overview

John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade magazine. Crafters with a sense of humor, a taste for the weird, wacky, and way-out, and a hunger for the outrageous will find themselves captured by this wildly creative menagerie of sock monsters.

Possessed of irresistible charm, these creatures offer all the inspiration anyone needs to transform cast-off socks into wickedly funny toys. There's Claude with his perplexed expression and tiny tail that stands at full attention. Jordan's always on the prowl; he's got three eyes, so nothing escapes him. And there's something really odd about Estelle. Maybe it's her silly conical head balanced precariously on four tiny feet--or perhaps it's just that she's always sticking out her bright red tongue. Great instructions and charming illustrations make it easy to bring these unique personalities to life. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Finally, the ultimate craft for scroungers! Murphy uses discarded socks, buttons, thread, and stuffing to concoct fantastic creatures reminiscent of the old sock monkeys-with a touch of your standard sf comic book character. His creatures may have three eyes or one in the middle of their foreheads; they may have feelers, wings, or antlers-but all have distinctive personalities tending toward the absurd. In this book, Murphy, who was trained in ceramics and also writes comic strips featuring his creatures, covers all the techniques for making eight different characters from cast-off socks either by hand or using a sewing machine. Of special interest is a photo gallery of other creatures he has made that shows their potential and infinite variety, dependent only on the maker's imagination and wit. How about using hand-knitted socks for these babies? Or making miniature creatures from kids' socks? This book is sure to get readers' creative juices flowing. A good buy for public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906108
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
383,002
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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