Resources

Resource Type:
Type Site Description
Artists/Studio/Builder Alejandro Ramón’s Youppets

Alejandro Ramón’s site with a blog, patterns, and work.

Artists/Studio/Builder Dallin Blankenship’s The Golden Glue Gun

Dallin has a blog where he shared his puppet work. In addition he has an etsy site Blankpuppets

Artists/Studio/Builder Dan Cook’s Fuzzhead Puppets

Dan Cook is a puppeteer/puppet-builder with a collection of custom puppets he’s built.

Artists/Studio/Builder DLUX Puppets

DLUX Puppets is professional puppetry theater company for families of all ages. Bay Area puppeteer.

Artists/Studio/Builder Figurenschneider

Building custom-made figures: textile puppets are created here after individual specifications or own drafts under the direction of puppet-builder/puppet-player Norman Schneider.

Whatever you wish for – Norman Schneider brings it to life. The repertoire covers funny hand puppets, life-size walk acts, portrait-figures with strong character, rod puppets and ventriloquist dummies.

Artists/Studio/Builder James Kemp

A puppet builder and performer with custom puppets and patterns.

Artists/Studio/Builder Jarrod Boutcher Puppets

Jarrod Boutcher Puppets build professional puppets created with loving detail. Each puppet is unique and hand made with only the best materials available

Artists/Studio/Builder Jonathan’s Furrifingers

Furrifingers are puppet builders in the UK with a Youtube channel and instagram.

Artists/Studio/Builder Phil Fletcher Puppets

Phil Fletcher is a professional puppeteer and puppet builder and performer of multi BAFTA nominated CBBC star Hacker T Dog.

Artists/Studio/Builder Puppet Kitchen

A New York studio of designers, performers, builders and directors; our multidisciplinary approach enriches all our work. With monitor days and workshops they help teach and improve the art of puppetry.

Artists/Studio/Builder Puppetry of Holosite

My personal site detailing my builds.

Artists/Studio/Builder Russ Walko’s Puppet Garage

Russ Walko’s site. Russ Walko is known for his puppeteering and creations can be seen in the puppet episodes of “Community” and “the Simpsons.” and Stan and Jax from the Ultimate Nerdament.

Artists/Studio/Builder Swazzle

Swazzle offers live puppet shows for birthday parties, libraries, schools andfull scale touring productions for performing arts centers. They also offer puppet rentals for Ave Q, Little Shop of Horrors, and Shrek. Swazzle can provide a wide variety of professional production services, including: Puppet Design, Puppet Building, Puppeteers, Puppet Directors and more.

Artists/Studio/Builder Thistledown Puppets

Thistledown Puppets is a family friendly puppet company dedicated to entertaining and inspiring the child in everyone-and we want to share our love of puppets with you!

Artists/Studio/Builder Tom Stewart’s The Creature Works

The Creature Works is a puppet fabrication and performance company, dedicated in providing the best characters for film, television and commercials.

Artists/Studio/Builder Troy Picou

Troy Picou puppeteer and builder.

Blog/News Blank Puppets

The Golden Glue Gun blog featuring Dallin (Blanks Puppets) Blankenship’s puppet creations.

Blog/News Puppet Vision

The PuppetVision Blog is all about puppeteers and the art of puppetry. Founded in 2004, its mission to discover and share great puppetry from around the world and across the web.

Blog/News Puppeteers Unite

Established by Tom Stewart a site for news related to the art of puppetry. Directory of builder resources, puppetry links, and tutorials.

Blog/News The Ultimate Nerd-ament with Stanley and JAX!

A blog and video series featuring self professed comic book nerd, Stanley and his best friend, the near sentient robot JAX, were arguing over which superhero superpower was the best and, unable to decide, they decided to have a tournament to find out! A Nerd-ament, if you will! Stanley and JAX got themselves a booth at the Comikazie Expo in Los Angeles and interviewed superhero fans to help them crown the most Superior Superpower of All Time! It’s March Madness meets comic books where the fans decide! It’s The Ultimate Nerd-ament with Stanley and JAX and it only happens on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes!

Guild/Organization LA Guild of Puppetry

Created in 1956, the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry is an association of puppetry professionals, amateurs, enthusiasts and educators dedicated to sharing, promoting and advancing the art of puppetry throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. All you need to join is an interest in puppetry!

Guild/Organization Puppeteers of America

Puppeteers of America is a national non-profit organization founded in 1937 to provide information, encourage performances and build a community of people who celebrate puppet theatre. PofA has produced over 160 national and regional festivals to celebrate and share the art of puppetry. The organization publishes the quarterly magazine, The Puppetry Journal (link to Puppetry Journal). Founded in 1949, The Puppetry Journal provides a continuing chronicle of contemporary puppetry.

Guild/Organization SFBAPG (San Francisco Bay Area Puppeteers Guild)

Our membership includes many full-time professional performers, theatre artists, film- and video-makers and animators, puppet sculptors and builders, plus educators, therapists, dedicated hobbyists, youth, and just plain fans.
Our regular quarterly meetings, held at various locations around the Bay Area, usually involve skills-building workshops and performances as well as informal conversation and socializing. We discuss Guild business, plan activities, and share news.

Guild/Organization The Columbia Association of Puppeteers

A Chartered Guild of the Puppeteers of America proudly serving Northern Oregon and Southwestern Washington
Since 1975

Guild/Organization UNIMA

The oldest international theatre organisation in the world, the UNion Internationale de la MArionnette (UNIMA) is a Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO.

Social/Forums Muppet Central

News and Forums for all things Muppet (Fraggle, Sesame Street included). Also a good resource for News, puppet building, and puppets for sale.

Social/Forums Puppet Hub

A global network for professionals, amateurs, and people who just like puppets. Forum, pictures and more.

Social/Forums Puppet Maker’s Workshop on Facebook

A Facebook community composed of puppet makers helping puppet makers. Creative advice and sharing techniques are welcome here.
Making Puppet, Writing Puppet Comedy, Filming Puppets. Anything related to having, being or wanting Puppets. Please no advertising or commercial items

Social/Forums Puppets And Stuff

A Community On The Web For Puppeteers where you can find tons of information from the history of puppetry to how to market your own puppet company. They discuss just about everything that is related to puppets and puppet theater with a helpful active base to answer questions.

Social/Forums Puppetsmith

Puppetsmith is a place where puppet builders from all over the world can pool their collective knowledge – to learn, to share, to collaborate, to advise, to experiment, to critique, and to grow in their craft.

Social/Forums The BJ Guyer Hand Puppet Design and Fabrication Group on Facebook

The BJ Guyer Hand Puppet Design and Fabrication Facebook group is a group for students and instructors to communicate and share progress on Stan Winston puppet classes.

Store Blank Puppets

Etsy Shop with Puppets.

Supplies American Plume

Wholesale supplier for feathers. Ostrich feathers.

Supplies Bartfeld Textiles

Australian supplier for Faux Fur, Fur Fabric, Fake Fur, Imitation Fur, Artificial Fur, Pile fabric, Plush.

Supplies Big Z Fabric

Fabrics and Faux fur.

Supplies Bob’s Foam Factory

Bay Area Foam supplier, Dry Fast (white reticulated foam), L200, cut to order. Can cut to pattern.

Supplies Califabrics

Fabrics and Faux Fur

Supplies CR’s Crafts

CR’s Crafts is your source for Doll and Bear supplies. Doll Joins, eyes, and fur.

Supplies DeweyStreet Antron Fleece

Laurie Nickerson’s Esty shop for custom hand died fleece.

Supplies Distinctive Fabric

Fabric and Faux fur.

Supplies Equalseal

Gasket rubber sheets.

Supplies Fabric Empire

Vinyl fabrics, Faux Fur fabrics. Fancy fabrics and materials.

Supplies Fabric.com

Fabric and Faux fur.

Supplies Fields Fabrics

Ultrasuede fabrics and Ultraleather fabrics, and additional fabrics.

Supplies Furaddiction & Emma’s Bears

Bear making and fur fabric. Eyes, Doll Joints, Fur.

Supplies Fursuit Supplies

Fursuit (mascot costume) supplies with everything from quality fur, upholstery foam, eyes and more.

Supplies Grainger

Source for Music Wire, Spring Steel, .078 In, or 3/32 Carbon Steel Tig Welding Rod, and Heat Shrink Tubing for Puppet Arm Rods.

Supplies Hairymann’s Closet

National Fiber Technology’s overrun, clearance, and remnant fur fabrics.

Supplies https://weirdkidstore.com/

Canadian supplier for specialty materials used for mascot and puppet building. Including Foam, Fur, and Antron Fleece. Also a blog.

Supplies I’m Stuffed Fur

Imported Faux Fur Fabrics.

Supplies Kurzwaren Pfister

German supplier for Fabric and Fur

Supplies Lamplight Feather

USA Supplier of decorative feathers. Ostrich Feather Fringe.

Supplies Lincraft

Australian supplier for fabrics, yarns, craft, sewing, faux fur, haberdashery and home furnishing products

Supplies McMaster-Carr

Cut-to-Length Extension Springs, Tube Teflon PTFE 1/8″ diameter

Supplies Mendels

Quality custom fur.

Supplies Mohair Bear Making Supplies Limited

Faux fur and mohair supplier to the trade and industry, supplier in the UK.

Supplies National Fiber Technology

National Fiber Technology specializes in the manufacturing of custom made hair, wigs and fur fabrics for the entertainment industry.

Supplies NorthEast Stage

Stage and Theatre Curtains and Stage Rigging : Antron Fleece – Curtains & Backdrops Pipe & Drape Fabrics Track & Rigging Other Products / Kits. Antron (Puppet) Fleece in white (dyeable at home) and flesh.

Supplies Out of the Box Puppets

Specializing in Blacklight Puppets, Blacklight Fabrics, Custom Puppets and hard to find Puppet making supplies. A source for Antron Fleece (Muppet Fleece), comic eyes, half dome eyes, doll joints, patterns and more.

Supplies Pinterest Puppet Supplies

My personal pinboard for Puppet Supplies

Supplies Puppet Pie

Puppet Pie is a puppet building studio in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. Take puppet building workshops, puppeteering classes, and buy quirky handmade puppets. Supplier for white EVA foam balls (puppet eyes).

Supplies Sun Catcher Eyes

Acrylic craft eyes in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles.

Supplies Sy Fabrics

Discount on line fabric retailer. Fleece, chiffon, satins, furs, vinyls, silks, spandex, velvets, suedes, taffeta, wool, velvets, lace, sequins and much more.

Supplies The Fabric Exchange

Fabric online store with a large selection of discount fabrics – organza, burlap, faux fur and apparel fabric.

Supplies The Foam Factory

Supplier for Dryfast (open cell/reticulated) foam, and close cell foam (L200).

Supplies World Star Fabric

Passion Suede Fabric, Solid & Print Anti-pill Fleece, Fabric Sequins, Fabric Solid & Print, Poly Cotton Fabric, Taffeta Fabric, Baby Soft Minky Fabric, Long Pile Faux Fur Fabric and Vinyl

Training/Tutorial/Patterns James Kemp

James sells some of his patterns.

Training/Tutorial/Patterns Project Puppet

Project Puppet offers professional puppet patterns and hard-to-find puppet building materials. View a gallery of puppets created using the Project Puppet Patterns or shop for hand puppet pattern kits and puppet making supplies.

Training/Tutorial/Patterns Puppet Kitchen Tutorial

Puppet Kitchen’s puppet pattern shared on Instructables.

Training/Tutorial/Patterns Youppets Patterns

Alejandro Ramón’s patterns shared for public use

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