Many, many, many years ago...when I was first starting in dollmaking...I was at a Conference ...the whole dollmaking world was so new to me at that time, all the dolls were a new adventure...a new path.
One of the main speakers was a person who created marionettes...as I sat there, the marionettes were on stage...waiting...patiently...as I was also. The presentation started and the marionettes came alive!! Movement...it was beautiful!
Since then, I have been to many puppet and marionette shows- so fortunate I have been, to be able to sit in on shows in foreign countries, were I may not speak the language but the language of the art reaches everyone.
I had always wanted to make a marionette and needed to research and study this craft. I found it so interesting that it is indeed not a doll at all! The techniques infuse some of dollmaking but have techniques that hold true just to marionettes!
So now many years later, I have been able to create a marionette to share with my students.
I will be teaching this process at the John C Campbell School in NC. Together we will have a week for you to create your very own. For more info click here
Silk and linen hat with woven ribbon trim
mohair yarn used for hair
silk velvet for vest over-dyed for a vintage feel
linen apron with vintage woven ribbon trim
wool booties with silk ties
So I hope you can join us at JCC, it is a magical time that we have together!!
we would sure miss you if you couldn't be with us!