Intro to Making Puppets workshop on Saturday, December 7, 2013

I’m running another puppet workshop at VHS

Intro to Making Puppets workshop on Saturday, December 7, 2013

VHS is running another Intro to Making Puppets workshop on Saturday, December 7, 2013!

Bring your imaginations, concept art and materials!

All puppet styles are welcome, from finger puppets to sock puppets to “muppet-style” puppets (whew, trademark lawsuit averted!). Even sock-monkeys are welcome at this artificial creature creation party.

VHS will try to have some supplies available, including enough polyfoam for the first 10 muppet-style puppets or so. But if you have your heart set on making something specific, we recommend bringing your own supplies.

In all cases, scissors, needles, and thread are a good idea.

For a finger puppet, we recommend felt in the colours you prefer, and embroidery floss of matching (or interestingly contrasting) colour.

For a “muppet-style” puppet, foam, and a skin material of either synthetic fur or fleece in the colour of your choice.

For a classic sock puppet, fur, fabric or fleece in the colour or style you prefer. A sock would also work.

For a sock monkey, you will need a pair of socks, in a pattern and texture that you believe would make an attractive (or appropriately hideous!) monkey. And poly-fill stuffing.

If you’d like to get prepared early, we will be posting some handy links leading up to the event:

Finger Puppets!
http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-forest-friend-finger-puppets/

Sock Monkeys!
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html/

Dressew is a good place to get almost everything you will need, with a variety of affordable fur and fabric ends available at reasonable prices in their scrap bin. 337 West Hastings Street Vancouver, (604) 682-6196

If you plan on bringing your own foam, we recommend Discount Foam http://www.discountfoam.ca/ , at 6035 Fraser St., (604) 324-2927. The best foam for puppets is reticulated polyfoam in sheets of 1/2″ thick, and 2′ x 2′ would be enough to build one one standard-sized puppet.

When:
1 pm, Saturday 7th of December, 2013

Where:
VHS (270 1st Ave E, Vancouver)

Bottom liner: 
Steven Smethurst