Put your best foot forward – Frankie Magazine Sock Auction

frankie magazine, the sock project –

clockwise from top left: Esther Sandler, Liz Payne, Alice Nightingale, Jess Wright & Lara Davies.

If you’ve had a chance to spy the latest issue of Frankie magazine, you would have seen their latest collaboration with 10 talented ladies to transform an ordinary pair of socks into something worth kicking up your heels for. The Sock Project aims to raise funds for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation by auctioning off the wearable works of art in a special 10-day sock charity auction.

frankie magazine, the sock project – decorated by eileen braybrook

Cat socks by Eileen Braybrook

frankie magazine, the sock project –

clockwise from top left: Rachel Burke, Cat Rabbit, Phillipa Taylor, Edwina Sinclair.

frankie magazine, the sock project – fairy bread socks by my poppet

Fairy Bread Socks by Cintia Gonzalez (that’s me!)

I was thrilled to take part alongside some really awesome crafters, designers and artists, and created a pair of Fairy Bread socks. They were inspired by the fact that I was in the midst of organising Emma’s birthday party at the time, and also influenced by the popularity of my Fairy Bread Coin Purse tutorial. All the 100’s & 1000’s sprinkles are tiny coloured glass beads which are individually hand stitched. It took about 12 solid hours of stitching just to make the little patches. I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon.

Frankie magazine

If you want to get your hands on one of these special pairs of socks, head over to www.frankie.com.au/socks and place a bid. All the money goes to a great cause. Fingers (and toes) crossed we can raise a good pile of cash for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation.

Images by Mark Lobo for Frankie Magazine

1 Comment

  • Brigitte says:

    Cute as!!! I love the fairy bread socks … Of COURSE! And second fav are the crocheted cats and dogs ‘cos who doesn’t like to recycle a pair of socks that have lost their elastic? I have a heap there I’m trying to find a use for – I figured puppets but what a cool idea regenerating the tops with crochet.

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