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Strawberry-Juice
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« on: September 06, 2011, 08:50:09 pm »

Hi.
I have been all over google and all over here but can't seem to find a tutorial or a video or anything on how to make a puppet...
Like this
http://www.retrosellers.com/images/sooty.jpg

Can you please help me for I want to make puppets that have stuffed heads.
Thank you.
Na
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 11:50:14 pm »

Sooty is your average glove puppet. I'd guess that the head is just a stuffed ball of something, which is then sewn to a tube of fabric (the body) which has had arms attached.

It's pretty complicated, so a video or tutorial might not be the best thing to look for. My guess is you'd be better off finding a book (someone else here may have a good suggestion, but I seem to recall David Currell's "Puppets and Puppet Theatre" has some info on making something like that).

Also, Sooty is a well-known UK puppet, so there may be some info out there on UK-based puppet sites (www.puppeteersuk.com for instance) on how they were made.
Strawberry-Juice
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 12:02:52 am »

Yeah I was looking for tutorials on how to make him as well.
Mostly I wanted a tutorial on how to make a glove puppet with a stuffed head.
Sooty is just the best reference I could find that is similar to the bear puppet I own.
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 06:36:31 am »

You can find a lot of inexpensive patterns on EBay. You might have to modify the pattern a little bit.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l2736&_nkw=puppet+patterns


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« Last Edit: September 07, 2011, 06:44:42 am by Billy D. Fuller »
Na
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 07:07:02 am »

Thanks for posting that Obsessively Stitching tutorial Billy. I'd not seen it before and it's a good'un. Bookmarked for the future!
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