Eleanna Kotsikou
Hello there! My name is Eleanna Kotsikou aka zdrop and sockool for the crafting world. I come from Greece. I have lived in France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, but I've never traveled outside Europe. I have studied architecture and urbanism. The creative process from concept to end result is really important for me. I love color. I love design. I dance. I laugh (too) loud.
  • Crafts & DIY
    Kids Craft: How to Make Your Own Paper Hand-PuppetsPaper%20hand%20puppets preview
    Download the free printable templates we created for you, and make your own paper hand puppets in just five minutes. Read More…
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    How to Make a Shibori Envelope ClutchShibori%20clutch preview
    Learn how to make an impressive indigo envelope clutch from scratch. First, dye some plain white fabric using natural indigo dye and an easy tie-dye method. Then, transform it into a clutch with a few stitches. Ready, steady, indigo!Read More…
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    Craft for Kids: Make a Hobby HorseStick%20horse previewb
    Hobby horses are fascinating toys for kids, and they are simple and fun to make. Get a stick and add to it a small horse's head made out of a stuffed sock, and you are ready for joyful rides with your stick horse. Or you can give it to your child to play with. Oh, did I tell you that no sewing machine is needed for this project? Read More…
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    How to Make Indigo Dip-Dye SneakersDip%20die%20sneakers preview
    You probably already know that indigo is the hottest trend in fashion and decor, right? This is maybe why you would like to learn how to update your pair of white sneakers. Give them a dip-dye indigo look by following our step by step instructions.Read More…
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    How to Make an Ori-Nui Shibori Wall HangingShibori%20wall%20hanging preview
    Create a gorgeous pattern on silk fabric using stitch-resist shibori (called ori-nui) and natural indigo dye. Then just add a few more stitches to create a lovely wall hanging for your home! Read More…
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    How to Make Shibori Pillow Cases Preview%20image shibori%20pillocases
    Learn how to make your own gorgeous pillow cases by using a shibori technique and indigo blue dye. Just upcycle an old set of white bed linen and add a touch of indigo goodness in your home!Read More…
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    How to Make a No-Sew Shibori Infinity Scarf Dotted%20infinity%20scarf preview%20image
    Infinity scarves are so versatile and easy to wear. Learn how to make your own, with polka dots created using indigo dye and an easy shibori shaped-resist technique.Read More…
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    How to Make a Checkered Shibori TableclothIndigo%20grid%20tablecloth preview
    Learn how to use the itajime shibori technique to create a contemporary checkered tablecloth in three gorgeous variations.Read More…
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    How to Make a Shibori Silk ScarfPreview striped%20silk%20scarf
    Blue and white stripes are summery, nautical and elegant. Make this striped beauty using the basic shibori technique of the accordion fold for a contemporary result.Read More…
  • Crafts & DIY
    Shibori Fundamentals: How to Make Indigo DyePreview indigo
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to prepare your own vat of natural indigo, which is the first step to creating beautiful shibori or tie-dye designs. Read More…
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    Dye a T-Shirt Using the Shibori Pole-Wrapping TechniqueShibori%20t shirt preview
    Use the ancient Japanese technique of shibori to dye a plain white T-shirt and get the look of this season's hottest trend. Read More…
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    How to Make a Shibori Tote BagPreview tote%20bag
    Love the look of shibori? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a gorgeous tote bag using dyed shibori fabric. This is the second part to our tutorial on shibori for beginners.Read More…