finished art from a sock

i finally finished embroidering the sock art i mentioned in a recent post

this bag began life as a white sports sock which i cut open down the back (and into the toe and heel sections) and then dyed with liquid radiance dyes in the microwave before adding embroidery; next, i machine zigzagged the edges with variegated thread, before machine couching a purple yarn all around the piece to give it more definition

after handsewing the edges together, i made a long cord from 3 strands of yarn – purple, red and cream – by twisting and zigzagging them together by machine;   i cut this cord into 3 lengths which i twisted and knotted before stitching them by hand to the bag

the leftovers became the loop closure, and i found just the right retro button for it in my collection

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i really enjoyed making this – maybe there is more sock art in the pipeline …

not for sale

art from a sock?

as part of our wrapped in st marys event, the local op shop asked for art made from socks

i dyed a white sock with liquid radiance dyes and heat set the colours in the microwave

the colours became inspiration for embroidery

perhaps it will become a bag – who knows –










lots more embroidery to do; stay tuned ….