Having a Hoot with Sock Owls

SOCK OWLS have taken Vancouver by storm this spring. Lead Operative Kat Thorsen came up with the pattern to work around time constraints presented by community workshops and as an adapted craft that is easier to tackle than a sock monkey, but equally fun.


These charming little sock owls are wonderful for creating dialogue around the craft table and a testament to the healing power of craftivism.  A wide variety of school and community groups around the Greater Vancouver Area have participated in sock owl workshops over the past few months and the results are adorable!

Sock Owls  Made by Seniors at Mulberry PARC

This group always approaches sock critter making as a team, helping each other with challenges such as arthritis, poor eyesight, bad backs, loneliness , grief, etc- there are those that sew, those that stuff, those that assemble…

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Byrne Creek Secondary School:




Intersections Media:

Sock OWLs 2018 Canuck Autism AwarenessSock Owls Intersections


Sock Owls Diversecity

Big thanks to Kat for her innovation and amazing talent, and to all her collaborators and community cohorts for helping to spread the sock owl love!



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