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Crafting On :: Silk Marionettes

Those silk handkerchiefs I dyed earlier in the Summer are finally being put to use. Never mind that I searched a long time before I could find the stockinette fabric for the faces or that I put the hair on sideways twice. It took awhile for me to wrap my head around making puppets like these and there really aren't too many tutorials around for them.  I do love Toymaking with Children, but the Floris books translated from German are a little confusing at times.  All that said, my own tutorial for these marionettes is forthcoming.  I'm about halfway through my six puppets, so I'll have it ready then.

Materials

Willow and Roan did their own version of Enki's "Duchess Autumn" and "King Summer."  I was so proud when Roan told Willow she needed to have gentle hands with them.  I was even more proud when they were able to share the stage and do the scenery together.  I said recently, and I feel it is true, I very much believe in curative education.  Our school year, though not late in starting, feels like it is a very long time in coming and it will be a balm to us all.  Two days left!

Puppet Show

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Comments

( 12 trees — Plant a Forest )
(Anonymous)
Aug. 30th, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
I love the look of your marionettes, even more so in the hands of your children, happily at play. You did very well with these! I may have to have us all make some this autumn. - Stacey
impossibleway
Aug. 31st, 2016 12:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
elberethmyrrh
Aug. 31st, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
These are so cute! What a great idea for silk.
impossibleway
Aug. 31st, 2016 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 31st, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC)
I am so excited to see your tutorial for these!
impossibleway
Sep. 1st, 2016 09:33 am (UTC)
I'm working on it now. :-)
mi_er
Aug. 31st, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
I love these! am totally going to try my hand at them
impossibleway
Sep. 1st, 2016 09:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! They are easy to do. :-)
blakdove
Aug. 31st, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
These are so cool!
impossibleway
Sep. 1st, 2016 09:33 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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impossibleway
Sep. 1st, 2016 09:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! Me, too. :-)
( 12 trees — Plant a Forest )

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