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The Glorified Sock Puppet Pattern

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by bezalel, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Hey all! Just wanted to let you know we have a new pattern up at Project Puppet - The Glorified Sock Puppet Pattern. It's a really cool little pattern, back to basics, our ode to the sock.

    It's simplicity shouldn't be underestimated, however. There are many a great glorified sock puppets - Kermit, Fraggles, ....LambChop. The "sock" puppet can be very powerful and somewhat of a challenge in the puppeteering department.

    At any rate, give it a look. Check out the example puppets in the gallery - Ned Needleman and Boober Fraggle!

    Oh, and I almost forgot, it's completely downloadable - the instructions and the pattern are in PDF format. You could build a sock puppet tonight!:crazy:
  2. hennesprod

    hennesprod Well-Known Member

    Ha! I Love It!
  3. JoeyMuppet

    JoeyMuppet Well-Known Member

    I really like the Boober Fraggle one.
  4. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! I can't wait until we get some pictures of our customers' characters for the gallery. It's always great to see what others do with the same pattern.
  5. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    could australians buy it because it looks great can you build kermit with it?
  6. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Certainly puppetise! We've already have had a few orders from Australia.

    Could you build a Kermit with it? It wouldn't be an exact replica, but you probably could build a recognizable Kermit with it. The pattern is very basic and quite versatile when it comes to characters.
  7. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    ok thanks ill talk to mum about it i love the pattern nice work
  8. video567

    video567 Well-Known Member

    wow this is pretty cool. I just bought a bunch of non antron fleece and was wondering what I could do with it, I think this will be great for this. I was wondering is there any foam involved in this pattern? just curious thanks
  9. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    There is only a small piece of foam involved in the construction of the mouthplate. It's not what I would call a foam-based puppet. The fleece slides right over your arm and hand not a foam understructure.

    Hopefully that makes sense.
  10. BuckyBits

    BuckyBits Active Member

    Thanks for a great pattern. I bought it friday, and love the instructions. Its similar to blue boy, but your steps and photos really help and clean up of the pattern really help. I really like this pattern.

    Thank you very much, I can't wait to finish. Are your other CDs similar in content? I'm now event more interested in your other patterns. Thanks
  11. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Thanks BuckyBits! When you finish, send us pictures for the gallery!

    The other patterns, the Rotondo, Punto, and Ovale are more detailed in my opinion. Of course more is involved in the construction of the other patterns. The layout and structure of the instructions is the same.

    Maybe some on the board here want to comment on how they have found the other patterns.

    Thanks again for the support!
  12. Melonpool

    Melonpool Well-Known Member

    I bought the pattern today (the first pattern I've ever bought, actually) and plan to make a Kermit-like puppet by the end of the week. If anything, it's neat to see other techniques than the ones I'm used to. My working technique is basically a hybrid of Arm's Length/Tumbles Bear/Brodie and improvising along the way.

  13. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    hey were getting it tonight YAYYYYYYYYYY :D
  14. video567

    video567 Well-Known Member

  15. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Hope you enjoy it Melonpool! You too puppetise.

    They go together quickly, don't they video567. I think this pattern would be great for kids (appropriately aged) to put together. It teaches the basics and it can be made in a relatively short period of time, leaving more time to play with the puppet.

    Here's a tip for a kids pattern. You can use the scaling feature in Adobe Reader 7.0. Go to File > Print. That brings up the print dialog box. Click Properties, then click on the Layout tab and then the Advanced button. You'll see in that box a line that says Scaling: 100%. You can decrease the percent to make the pattern smaller in size - for kids! Print out page 6 of the file to test the size of the mouthplate in comparison to the child's hand - then you know if you have the right size.
  16. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    Feather help

    I like the Feathers you used for Boobers Hair, where can I get them? I need them in White!
  17. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    Feather help

    sorry double post!!
  18. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

  19. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    yeah!!!!:) i can start on my puppet know!!

    I look and could not find, I knocked and the door was opened:rolleyes: thanks my friend I needed this!!
  20. mrhogg

    mrhogg Well-Known Member

    This is a pretty sharp pattern. I build part of one (will post pictures soon) but gave it to my nephews before attaching arms. So now I need to build another... :)

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