AVAM Sock Monkey Making Event

Right before Christmas, The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, hosts a community art project.

This year, it as all about The Sock Monkey.  We came with our required two socks and a pair of scissors.  The rest was FREE! We arrived to be greeted by Sock Monkey helpers that handed us a pattern.

They then directed us to tables…

of thread, needles and stuffing along with…

piles of fabric, buttons, ribbon, ties, thread, yarn and rick rack…all the necessary accessories to personalize our Sock Monkeys.  My daughter and her friend were in crafting heaven! (Ok, so were the mamas!)

We felt the power of collective crafting being in such a spacious room with other creative types.


We spent the afternoon, chatting, stitching and creating gifts.  This was a great event and I will be sure to keep an eye out next year for The American Visionary Art Museum’s community craft project.

It was a great way to sit and focus during the rush of the busy holiday season, on what’s really important…time with favorite people…creating!