Dani enjoys different crafts with yarn and fibre, but for the most part, she knits socks! Not just any socks though, these are well and truly antique-style. Using a hand-cranked circular sock knitting machine, she creates socks just like they did in the 1880s, but with bright colours, and blended wool for strength — not many of us like  darning!

Socks are cranked out in a variety of sizes and styles for gifts, local stores and markets. Unbelievably warm and comfortable, unique and bright, these hand-cranked socks make their own fashion statement.

The natural fibres of wool, silk and bamboo blends take you back to the roots of slow fashion using traditional techniques and materials. Dani is committed to learning and promoting fibre arts including spinning, weaving, crocheting and knitting, and keeping alive skills which are no longer essential to everyday life, but make everyday life better.

Dani has lived on the Granite Belt for 13 years and finds the cooler weather is perfect for someone who likes to spend cosy evenings in front of the fire with a basket of yarn on one side of the armchair and a snoring dog on the other.

What’s on

  • Visitors can attend a demonstration of a hand-cranked sock knitting machine in action continuously throughout the day, and will be guided through the process of making a sock on and off the machine.
  • There will be displays of the history of sock knitting machines, including their contribution during the first and second world wars.
  • Samples of other items able to be created on the machines, and socks are available for purchase. Numbers will be limited to 10 people (at social distance) near the sock machine.

Where

Sutton’s Juice Factory Cidery & Café

10 Halloran Dr, Thulimbah QLD 4376

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