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Map of Australia Sock Hanger - a how to!
You know those hanging dryers for socks and smalls? I went through three of the shop bought versions last year. They were always snapping and breaking and I resolved to try to make something more hardy. Or at least easier to mend. And less plastic-y

I had been scouring charity shops for an old picture frame for the top part, I was envisioning something chunky and gilt for laundry glamour. But then I saw this:

How fun! £1.55 from the hospice shop. A roll of string, a pack of clothes pegs and a dremel drill and I was ready to go to work. I cut the string off the back and marked evenly spaced holes with tippex

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  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 1
    Step 1

    How fun! £1.55 from the hospice shop. A roll of string, a pack of clothes pegs and a dremel drill and I was ready to go to work. I cut the string off the back and marked evenly spaced holes with tippex

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 2
    Step 2

    After I drilled holes in the board and the pegs, I threaded the string through one hole in the board and through the peg....

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 3
    Step 3

    I tied a knot in the string.

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 4
    Step 4

    I trimmed the knot, and tied another knot about 5-6inches in on the fancy side, this is for the board to rest on when it's hanging. Sorry about the quality of the next photo. I hope you can make out that knot.

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 5
    Step 5

    On the flipside I measured the length I wanted the hanging string to be, then added another 5-6inches and cut the string.

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 6
    Step 6

    I threaded this end through a point on the opposite side to the one I'd already done. (Australia is an irregular shape so I balanced the board on two fingertips to see where I should thread the string through. If you're using a regular shaped frame, go for directly opposite).
    After threading, I tied a knot 5-6inches up from the end, on the picture side, then threaded the end through the peg, and again tied a knot near the end.

    Again, sorry about these next few photos, it was getting late and the light was terrible. I hope you get the idea!

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat that process twice more, positioning the strings in a 6 point star shape. Tie a knot in all three strings to make a little loop

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 8
    Step 8

    In the remaining holes, thread a string with a knot in the end. Thread through the frame, then through a peg, and tie another knot on the other end.

  • How to make a sock holder. Map Of Australia Sock Hanger - Step 9
    Step 9

    Wash a load of socks! You're done!

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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
This is an amazing idea. =D Thanks a lot for sharing, I really need one of those.
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Country Mouse
Country Mouse · Valentine, Nebraska, US · 22 projects
that is a very good idea for those wool handmade socks that must be handwashed and hung to dry!!
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camilaustral
camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
very creative!
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