Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Nicho sample

I could just keep adding stuff to my sample for the Nicho class that I'm teaching in September, but I had better save the rest of the goodies for the students and try to exercise a wee bit of constraint. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014


So finally I'm having revenge on that silk velvet skirt that has refused to fit what used to be my waist, I turned it into mushrooms.
I'm really looking forward to teaching this class, I figured out several simple but realistic forms and armatures. Dug out my lovely silk and linen scraps stash and I feel as though I could make so many different groups with all the lovely velvets, silks and ribbons.
I just need another 24 hours in a day.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Skeleton marionette

Having fun with all the tangly strings if I have time I'll try a wee dog skeleton!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gepetta's workshop

Things are moving right along here at the little factory of one, I'm making samples, patterns and kits for my fall classes. can't wait to see you all and catch up. I have the best job in the world! 
I'm having a lot of fun with the marionette, learning and improving as I go.
 When I was a child, I had a set of Pelham marionettes that I loved, many moves and life changes and they are long gone and much missed. 
           Some years ago when I lived in Canada, I found at my favorite shop in Vancouver, "Salamagundi", a cardboard box containing a Pelham puppet kit with instructions! Many more moves and life changes and it's still with me you can see the instructions on my messy desk. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Retablo Class Photos

What a great day
You were amazing and ultra creative! I learned so much from all of you. Thank-you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I'm sorry it took so long folks. 
Here are the photos from the frog class I am so lucky to have such a talented bunch take my classes they make me look good.
this next saturday is the gnome class, lucky me!