Puppets Away!Posted: 03/15/2012
I’m making fantastic progress on the mushroom cloud puppet, and am at the point where I needed to revisit the Henson, or Muppet, stitch. I practiced on a small piece of the fleece I chose for the cloud’s column:
You can barely tell where the seam is, and I used red thread! The trick really is to go slow and only do 3-4 stitches at a time. WAX. YOUR. THREAD. Also remember that Muppets are made with fleece, not felt. It makes a big difference.
I spent about six hours working on the puppet today, and everything is done but the eyes and bottom cloud (it’s kind of a cloud skirt). I’m eager to have it done so I can move on to other things, like more Water Bugs, unicorn horn tutorials and whimsical photo shoots.