We’re all familiar with the sock puppet. Perhaps it was the mediator between you and your parents, or maybe you used it to coax a one year-old into eating their peas. However you’ve encountered it, you’re sure of one thing: there’s little to be done that could improve the classic look of the sock puppet. That is, unless you happen to have Sockology.
Brenna Maloney presents 16 sock creatures in her book, Sockology. From a rooster to a shark, these are forms you’d never expect to see emerge from a sock. The last time shapes this varied formed from hands was when shadow puppets were invented.
Here at AllFreeSewing we’re far from unfamiliar with Maloney’s talents when it comes to creating creatures. Nevertheless, Sockology never ceases to amaze us. Whenever someone here cracks Sockology open it attracts a buzz of onlookers, waiting to be amazed. We dare you to browse through Sockology in a crowded setting; chances are you’ll end up with passersby leaning over your shoulder, wide-eyed, asking a greater, unseen force, “How did they do that?”
These creatures are truly surprising. If the design element of these sock puppets isn’t enough to tempt you into buying this book, we ask you this: do you have kids? Nieces, nephews? Do you babysit? At any point in your day do you interact with children or at the very least with a childish, yet loveable, friend or roommate? Sockology doesn’t only challenge you to craft creatively, it challenges you to play creatively. These sock puppets transcend the often base video games or apps that attract so many young people. Instead of mindlessly making digital toast or topping ice cream, kids will engage with their motor skills and imagination when they make and play with one of Maloney’s 16 puppets.
Don’t be swayed by their fine knit appearance either. You can create these creatures without picking up your knitting needles. AllFreeSewing fans are sure to love this bonus. Merely take a sock, follow Maloney’s tutorials, and create a creature of your choice. Houdini couldn’t have achieved such a transformative feat.
If you’re at the very least curious to browse through Brenna Maloney’s, Sockology (which you should be), why not click to enter our book giveaway and chance winning your own free copy? If you’ve read our review on Sockology before and are absolutely determined to win your own copy, you can even come back every day and enter to increase your chances of winning. You have until July 22nd to try your luck. It’s been done before; it could happen to you.
Did you have a sock puppet when you were little?
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