Artisans of 2021

Crank'd Socks

Crank'd Socks

Fibre Arts

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, blended wool for strength, using commercial or hand-dyed yarns. 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 every day life, but make every day life better.

Dani has lived on the Granite Belt for 14 years and find 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.

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