Rebecca Yaker

Sock Monkey Dress

Sock Monkey Dress
Sock Monkey Dress

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Rebecca Yaker's sock monkey dress was originally created for the Walker Un-Prom, a fashion show at the Minneapolis' Walker Art Center in conjunction with the WTAC (Walker Teen Arts Council). The entire dress was knit on a knitting machine and there are 30 faces encircling the entire skirt, each with it's own personal name tag. The gown is fully lined in red satin. The dress gained notoriety at the Minnesota State Fair early this fall (2006), and has since been featured on various news affiliates nationwide including the MSNBC Countdown show with Keith Olbermann. It will be featured in the January issue of Craftzine.


"Just wanted to say that I love what you've done with the sock monkey
dress. It is truly beautiful and elegant. A must have for any monkey
lover. Thank you again for your inspirational creation. You have taken the
Sock Monkey to a new level." -Thomas, Boston, MA

"This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen, great work, very clever." -Theresa from Tampa Bay News, Tampa, FL

"....a holocaust of sock monkeys?" -anonymous,

"This confirms my belief that some people just have way too much time on their hands and not enough neurons all popping on the same cylinders." -anonymous,