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Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-off Socks and Gloves [Paperback]

Miyako Kanamori
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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: H.P.Books,U.S. (5 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557885168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557885166
  • Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 21.5 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Explains how to transform worn-out gloves, mittens, and socks into a menagerie of whimsical creations, in a guide that presents thirteen entertaining projects that include monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and fish. Original.

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We were once just some gloves and socks that were going to be thrown away. Read the first page
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite book 12 Sep 2007
By vlbc
This book is completely brilliant. I think the idea is that you use up old socks and gloves, but the little animals are so adorable that I'm going to buy new ones specially. The book itself is beautifully presented and designed, and the instructions are clear. It would be an excellent present for someone with a young-ish child (5-10) as they could help make the toys too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical and inspiring 30 Aug 2007
Adorably presented, this book blurs the line between being a story and an instructional. If you've ever made a sock monkey (or an elephant, as I also once made) then this is the book for you. The photos are well-composed and well-lit and the diagrams easy to decipher. I'm positively in love with the rabbit (page 10) and the pig (page 22).

Simple and adorable, these pages will have you digging through your sock drawer for new friends.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cute!! 2 Dec 2007
just got this book yesterday and I already made 3 'charming soft friends'! they're so easy to make and the toys are just adorable.

highly recommended for anyone who wants to get crafty but not ready to get in really complicated things

i find it especially therapeutic making them while watching movies/tv shows
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 26 Oct 2007
By Vic
My friend bought this book and has made two absolutely adorable 'sock' toys. They are fabulous and only took her a few hours to make! Im getting myself a copy, cant wait to get creative!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique book 31 Dec 2010
This book was on my daughter's Christmas list so I had no idea what it was until it arrived - I obviously had a quick look at it and was amazed by it! Not only was I enchanted by the gorgeous toys which had been so cleverly made using just socks or gloves - a unique idea anyway - but the layout and style of the book is unique too. It certainly isn't just a picture and then a list of instructions. The toys are beautifully photographed in the first part of the book then at the back you can look up exactly how each one was made. It is a joy to look at even if you have no intention of making any of the toys! It is set out so well that anyone would not only be inspired to want one of the cute teddies but to think that they could easily run one up. As I have now given the book to my daughter I am hoping she may feel this inspiration and make one for me!! I think I should be top of the list not my grandchildren.
Lovely book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sock toys 8 Feb 2009
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I bought this book for myself after mastering the art of making sock monkeys. There are some cute designs in there, but I didnt like the way that the limbs were attached to the bodies, so did my own version similar to how I do sock monkeys. However, the book has given me ideas on how to use gloves as well as socks, and I have designed and made mini monsters from gloves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and so cute! 30 Jan 2009
By S. Burt
I bought this book for a friend, but when it arrived I loved it so much I ordered one for myself!
I haven't actually MADE any of the puppets yet, but the book is so easy to follow I don't think i'll have a problem (I would say perfect for someone like me who doesn't know much about sewing).
The pictures are just as great, with full page colour photos that are soooooo cute! Definitely a book to buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jen
If you're new to the whole sock monkey thing (as I was) then this book is the perfect introduction as the diagrams and photos are all really simple and clear to follow. It gives you basic patterns for a range of misfit friends and is a great starting point for your own wacky creations. I totally adore the dog on the cover and might actually be forced to buy a pair of gloves specially to make him. As it is I've already used up loads of old socks on the other guys. The monkey is a classic and makes a great gift, especially for boys who are usually quite hard to please with a craft gift.

As other reviews have suggested the book itself is also a charming addition to your shelf, with the first half a story about all the sock and glove friends.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars sock animals
I bought the book because of the cover photo, but disappointed about instructions,and the animals are not very professional looking.
Published 6 months ago by karen small
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring!
I find that with a lot of craft books I can only find just of few of the ideas worth making but with THIS book every single idea is just so inspired and really appeals to make -... Read more
Published 15 months ago by m.calvert
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I'd hoped...
I've previously made a number of sock monkeys following instructions from a very good website called craftpassion but wanted to diversify (! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Patsy Grrrrreen
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!
I purchased this book as a gift and its amazing. All it's detailed on an easy way. And the colorful pages are awesome.
Published on 8 Jan 2011 by n0b
4.0 out of 5 stars very funny and practical
the book arrive perfectly. It's a very funny way to use your socks and gloves. Very easy explanations,

Published on 5 April 2010 by Maria Sainz Gil
3.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
While this book is not quite as good as Stray Sock Sewing it is very inspiring.
I would recommend it to anyone.
Published on 23 July 2009 by Shirley Mosey
5.0 out of 5 stars great book with lovely photography
I love this book, it is so clear that it makes sewing for beginners very simple and easy to follow. The designs are very sweet, and after making many sock monkeys before buying... Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2009 by R. Rooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant
The most adorable book which doubles up as a cute storybook and then provides very clear diagrams/photographs and instructions on how to create many animals such as a dog, monkey,... Read more
Published on 12 April 2008 by Lexy
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