We've all felt out of our element at one point or another, and while each individuals' narrative my vary, the desire to belong or to fit in is often so compelling that it can sometimes drive us to a dark space. It is my sincere hope that this video will reach out to someone, anyone, who feels or has ever felt unwanted, unloved, or just out of place. Please know that it's okay to be different.Read More
One of the things I really like about puppet building is that it draws upon such a wide variety of skills. Students learn how to cut fabric from a paper pattern, work with foam, learn about fabric nap and grain lines, learn how to sew darts, apply proper pinning technique, practice hand stitching, and best of all, get to explore their creative side by customizing their designs!Read More
Last week I reviewed the popular Singer 221. While the demand for 221 Featherweights is high, they are by no means rare, after all, these black beauties were in production for over 40 years! Throughout it's production lifetime, Singer manufactured over 2 million 221s. Just do a quick search on eBay or Craigslist and you'll find no shortage of them. Today I'll be discussing the Singer 222k, a far less common free-arm variant.Read More
Meet Fletcher the Newsboy. He is a prototype made by our fictitious business, Puppet Pals, for Fashion Entrepreneurship class at Cañada College. Here you can see an early concept drawing of him.