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DaiBato
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I have always wondered how Jim Henson's Muppets were built without any of the seams being visible in close up shots.

Anyone know the answer to this specific mystery? Something to do with Antron Fleece?

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Antron Fleece is good for covering seems, but a lot of it is where they make the seems... that is on the sides and under hairlines, etc. There are some good videos on making puppets... Verna Finley had one on making her soft vent figures that was very good. Not sure who's distributing it now. Also one by David Pannabecker I thought was excellent... really made to be used in assembling his puppet kits, but the ideas are universal. Probably still available from him at:

http://www.armslength.com

Hope this helps
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Thank you, Chatterbox41!

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Hi,
I am a puppet builder for TV and have made several 'Muppet' Style puppets.. THe secret in hiding the seams is indeed using the Antron Fleece's fuzziness and slight stretch to cover the line. It is also in figuring out the right type of stitch to use that will minimize the seam (I've had to do seams right up the center of chins and whatnot and the seam is still invisible). Although you want to try to not put seams in such prominent places, somtimes it is unavoidable. Good luck,
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On 2006-11-22 11:31, Chatterbox41 wrote:
Antron Fleece is good for covering seems, but a lot of it is where they make the seems... that is on the sides and under hairlines, etc. There are some good videos on making puppets... Verna Finley had one on making her soft vent figures that was very good. Not sure who's distributing it now. Also one by David Pannabecker I thought was excellent... really made to be used in assembling his puppet kits, but the ideas are universal. Probably still available from him at:

http://www.armslength.com


Pannabecker's videos are head and shoulders above anyone else's. The only problem is, no patterns of any kind are included. They are sold separately, and are NOT cheap!

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ChrisJ
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I purchased the video set with patterns and pre-made parts in the spring. The set is a bit pricey but it did have patterns and I can use them to makemore in the future. The video is very detailed and worth the cost in my opinion.

Worth looking in to.
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