Sunday, April 26, 2015

An Old Love- The Puppet [Crochet] Arts

Once upon a time I was obsessed with puppetry. This won't come as a surprise to anyone who knows how obsessive I am. In fact, the list of  my past obsessions, in particular artsy/crafty ones could fill a small library. (okay, really really small, but still)

Recently some puppet links have caught my attention on Facebook. A few posts here and there, my ears perked up, etc. I started a puppet board on Pinterest. There's a pattern here.

Anyway, I got to thinking about crochet and how its something I do a lot of anyway and since I'm a puppet nut, why not crochet some... enter: Waldo the Weasel.

I am having so much fun! Also, I may be writing plays too, not unfortunately for kids, to my son's chagrin. (he is enjoying Waldo quite a bit) Still, I think I'm onto something. I love the idea of puppets not controlled by string, but MADE from it. 

This will be Emi, Waldo's hearthrob.... (sadly she has a crush on Frank Ferret)

Learning a lot as I go about how I want to shape the base structure for best movement and also how to vary the character with different shaping techniques. (and a diverse use of fun fur)

I'm sure eventually, I'll have patterns to post... and maybe videos.

stitch on.