File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 50

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Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:00:10 -0400
Subject: [Puptcrit] Marionette Stringing advice?

Hi all.
My movie puppets are coming along fine.

I have no pictures to show yet, but as soon as the bodies are made of the final materials, I think I can find the time to take some pics.

I am already thinking about how to attach the strings.

Can anyone offer advice on how to attach strings and still offer the option to remove/replace them?

I really don't want to use eyelets this time. I usually make my own, to be more subtle, and avoid gloss.
But for this time, they are just too much work, as each time I need to attach a string, there is knotting, and applying of glue.

I keep watching and pausing the Strings movie, but cannot guess how they attached their strings. It looks so clean, and I can't see any opposite hole to have access inside each strung part. Each string looks a bit stiffer at the attaching point, so maybe they made the ends rigid, or embedded some sort of hook or loop in their strands?

Any idea?

Thanks in Advance.

Mathieu René Créaturiste
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