The theme for this years sock box is “famous landmarks around the world “ Our world is such a fascinating place with amazing landmarks both natural and man made .Each month we travel this wonderful planet exploring and learning about the country and it’s famous landmark
The Twelve Apostles are the most famous of all formations along the spectacular Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Formed over many years by the erosive action of the sea against Limestone and Volcanic rock the tallest of the rock stacks is around 45 metres high. Today there are only there are only eight of the original twelve still standing due to the continuous natural erosive forces.
The stretch of coastline is known as the Shipwreck Coast because more than 80 ships have gone down here due to the rough ocean and rugged rock stacks.
The yarn is hand hand painted using environmentally friendly dyes , And is sourced from either the UK or South America.
The dye Process: We use non-toxic acid dyes .The dye process has very little waste , and all of the dyes are exhausted into yarns before any water is poured away. I use food grade citric acid as setting agent, and rinse with water, to maintain a low impact on the environment. i take care to provide colourfastness, but some bleeding may occur in the first wash.
Each box will contain a skein of hand dyed fingering weight yarn suitable for making socks and high quality gifts to match the theme .
The other photographs show a selection of previous sock boxes .
All sock boxes will be mailed by the beginning of August to allow gifts to be made by other crafters but are usually mailed sooner