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Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 17:43:24 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] resource questions

Barnes and Noble might have titles republished by Dover Books
the Mabel Beaton is a classic for marionette builders-it inspired many 
two other faboulous books re-issued by dover
not craft books- but tops on my list- essential- are these 2 titles
making puppets come alive- Larry Engler and Carol Fijan
The complete book of puppetry by George Latshaw
(former title- much better- Puppetry the Ultimate Disguise)

Barnes and Noble should have Eileen Blumenthals book on world puppetry
tons of visual inspiration there
lavish, inspirational photos, but it might use up your entire certificate

and for your other searches
google google google- so many answers out there!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher Hudert" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] resource questions

> On Dec 19, 2006, at 3:44 PM, Yvette Edery wrote:
>> a bunch of resource questions:
>>   1) I just returned from marionette study in Prague and I can't seem
>> to find thick suede unfinished cord, the kind used to make joints,
>> anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions? anyone who took the puppet
>> workshop there in the past find anything similar here?
>   Try a leather shop. Is Tandy Leather still around? Try a better shoe
> repair shop. Try a bigger craft store, sometimes they carry it.
>>   2) I need to buy a dremel (I know, I know I should have one already)
>> any suggestions on models and accessories?
>   If you are going to use it often you could get one of the cordless
> models (the lack of cord is wonderful), otherwise go corded as the
> battery won't last as long if you only use it every great once in a
> while. Check and see if the power is close to the corded model as well.
> Whatever you get, make sure it is variable speed. You can check out the
> big honking kits as they will come with lots of stuff you can try.
> Often they have loads of stuff you may not think you need (in addition
> to most of the stuff you do need) but are much less expensive than a
> collection of the stuff you do need. And if you get the current 200 pc
> accessory kit it, comes in a storage case that also has a place for
> your tool. Unlike Matthieu I have not found the accessories in them any
> worse (or better) than the regular ones of the same type. This is a
> great time to buy as many of the hardware stores are having Christmas
> sales. Check out Home Depot or Lowes web sites. I think they are also
> offering free shipping for purchases over $50, which an accessory pack
> and new dremel of any model will cost.
>>   3) I need a way to hang my chisels. All NYC hardware stores, sears,
>> and home depot have failed me. any suggestions? I cant seem to find
>> the classic wall solution anywhere.
>   Peg board and various loop type hangers? Can't believe you can't find
> that in a hardware store. While you are online at the hardware store
> for you dremel, buy your hangers then get your peg board locally. Other
> than that, how about mounting a 1 x 2 with holes drilled in it to
> accommodate the sizes you need? You could also try Sears, they have a
> pretty good assortment of tool hanging stuff.
>>   4) What are the DVDs and books which have changed your libraries
>> forever and no puppeteer can be without? I got a barnes and nobles
>> certificate for the holidays and I usually would just log on and buy
>> something right away but this puppet maker needs to be more frugal
>> this year...
>   Nothing that I can think of that you would find at B & N, even on
> line. Next time maybe the gift giver will get you a P of A bookstore
> gift certificate. You might have to drop some heavy hints though.
> Happy Holidays to you and all the Pupcritters.
> Christopher
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