I’ll be attempting to make a sock monkey live on the radio this week, and you can make one too! Not only that, but your creation could star in the video for Brummie band Kate Goes‘s debut single, All We Wanna Do is OH.
They’ve made an instructional video and everything:
You will need:
- 2 x socks (they don’t have to be a matching pair, ankle socks are too short tho)
- needle and thread
- an awake!
I’ve watched the video through a couple of times now and I recommend you do the same if you’re going to join in. I’ve scribbled down some reminder points for myself, so thought I’d share them:
Step 1 – Body and legs
- Take the first sock and flatten it out.
- Cut a line (through both sides of the sock) from the open ankle part down to the heel.
- Turn the sock inside out and cut a hole where the mouth will be.
- Sew up the legs.
- Turn the sock back the right way again by pulling it through the mouth hole.
- Stuff the sock monkey’s legs and body.
- Sew up the mouth hole.
Step 2 – Mouth, arms, tail, ears and eyes
- Take the second sock and cut out the heel to make the mouth.
- To make tail, cut a strip right down the whole length of the front of the sock from ankle to toe, sew it and stuff it (use a pencil to push stuffing to end of tail, small pieces at a time).
- Make the arms from the remaining material in the top half of the sock.
- Cut ears out of the remaining material.
- Sew body parts onto the monkey.
- Sew on buttons for eyes
Here’s the diagram from the video that shows which sock parts make which monkey parts:
Eh, voila (hopefully).
Then send your monkey off to Kate Goes to star in their video (address in the instructional video).
Feedback – Gig – featuring the Douglas Furs:
We forgot to talk about – The Duckworth Lewis Method – top new cricket-themed band from the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon. Listen to the album before it’s released.
On the show this week we asked people to help build a composite Birmingham Music Venue — one place for music with all their favourite bits of real Brum venues (still there or closed).
This is what people wanted…
What else should we add?
Stickleback Productions Fundraiser for Paper Aeroplane film
Bill Drummond’s The 17
Antony Gormley’s One & Other (apply to stand on a plinth in Trafalger Square for an hour)
Any links we’ve forgotten will be added as and when we remember about them, feel free to give us a prod!