Monday, December 19, 2005

B.A.R.K. Production Journal: Fabrication, Step 2

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Stitching the fabric in place has always been a challenge for me until a very talented puppeteer Michael Earl showed me this technique - it is a little known fact even among muppet fans (and sites like toughpigs and muppetcentral) that Michael originated the character of Forgetful Jones on Sesame Street, and he performed Mr. Snuffleupagus for a couple of years before Marty Robinson. Ok, here we go.

1) Gently stretch the fabric over the foam.

2) Starting from the out side, pin the fabric in place.

3) Move towards the center, pinning as you go. Gather the extra fabric at the center of the bottom jaw.

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