Hi, everybody. I'm new to the forum. I started building puppets a few months ago and would like to know what kind of material (foam, felt) is used to make eyelids on muppet like puppets? I also would like to know if there is any type of thread puppet makers prefer to use when making puppets? I have been using nylon thread because of its strength. Is that a good choice? I do all my sewing by hand and it is a little hard to work as far as tangling and getting knots. Thanks for any help.