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.
This is a free workshop open to everyone, members or non members, guest, Everyone
1 pm, Saturday 7th of December, 2013
VHS (270 1st Ave E, Vancouver)
Update. Picture from the workshop