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Sharpening Scissors Replies 2

Posted by Gail on May 22, 2015

I have a drawer full of dull scissors and cheap sharpening tools.  Can any of you recommend a good way to sharpen scissors.  The fellow who sharpens scissors costs so much, it is cheaper to…

Book bundle for makers Replies 5

Posted by Na on May 19, 2015

I just saw that Humble Bundle have a deal on a series of books for makers. Thought people here might be interested: got books on toys, 3D printing, electronics,…

Storing your patterns Replies 11

Posted by Na on Apr 07, 2015

I am at a loss as to how to best store patterns. I tend to either hand make them out of sketches or newspaper, or print them out for shadow puppets. So far I have tried keeping them pasted or taped…

Review - Walking with Dinosaurs Replies 12

Posted by Na on Mar 28, 2015

I have literally just come home from seeing the show for the first time - yes, I missed it when it was in Australia previously - and thought I'd post a review here. I've probably missed some…

New video of my puppet Albert singing Replies 0

Posted by alexander_may on Mar 20, 2015

So I decided to dip my toes into the world of filming my puppets. Here is my latest puppet Albert singing 'I'm my own grandpa'. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts  The…

Belly Dancing Marionette question Replies 4

Posted by Steve C on Mar 19, 2015

Does anyone know of any books or sketches anywhere that would have information on building a belly dancing marionette? pictures of the control anything will help thanks in advance   

Puppet Making, Teaching job at Long Lake Camp for the Arts Replies 0

Posted by geoffburnet on Mar 18, 2015

Long Lake Camp for the Arts ( is looking for a Puppet maker to come to camp and teach campers ages 10 to 16 the wonders of Puppetry. We are a fabulous fine…

Looking for photos of puppets inspired by Kermit Replies 3

Posted by Andrew on Mar 04, 2015

We're producing a video tribute to Kermit the Frog and the influence the Muppets have had on puppetry and we need your help! If you've ever made an original "Kermit-like" puppet (a…

God Save The Queen Replies 9

Posted by Anton's Angels on Feb 09, 2015

My latest puppet.Queen Liz.Performed with her on Saturday.Was a bit of a rush job as had to put her together in a week (imagine the amount of swearing!) also first time experimenting with a…

Today's google drawing Replies 1

Posted by Na on Feb 06, 2015

is needle-felted. the behind the scenes is very interesting...

Merry Christmas Replies 0

Posted by Chris Arveson on Dec 25, 2014

Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Sharing Advice Required Replies 6

Posted by kirstycrrr on Dec 09, 2014

Hi,I recently went to the "Somebody come and play" sesame street exhibition in New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. I was thinking of doing a blog post showing the photos I took… Replies 9

Posted by zeb on Dec 04, 2014

Does anyone know how to get hold of these plans please, I know this is a long shot, I want the raven patten, have tried to buy and also email but they both come up with errors.

I'm out Replies 14

Posted by Na on Nov 26, 2014

I'm 'leaving' puppetry. Most likely for good, although it may come up in the future depending on what I do next. It just won't be my main thing. I probably won't even do it as…

How to pattern a puppet body Replies 0

Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Oct 31, 2014

I know this has been discussed many times before and they are many post archived some where in the forum. Please share!

How to pattern different puppet head shapes! Replies 0

Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Oct 31, 2014

Wondering how to get different shapes for your puppets head. Share your techniques for patterning a puppet head here!

Build vs print Replies 12

Posted by Na on Oct 31, 2014

Hoping that title adequately sums this up....As you guys know I'm into shadow puppets. At the moment I am inching my way towards launching a new set of products. In order to make them reasonably…

Newbie Replies 0

Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Oct 30, 2014

Until I can locate a particular place for the topic "newbie" anyone that is new to puppetry and need to ask a question can do it here.

Flocking Replies 1

Posted by Glowzinski on Oct 18, 2014

  Ok, I am reading the Jim Henson bio.  I all of a sudden had so many ideas for puppets.  So, I started making puppets.  haha  I am on my second one.  But, I read…

Few Builds I have been working on lately Replies 4

Posted by The Puppet Workshop on Oct 12, 2014

Some of you may have already seen my posts on FB. But for those who done subscribe I wanted to share a few builds I have been working on lately.Rosy the dog Lucy the Slut Kevin KoalaMagpie

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