In 2005, amidst the buzzing arrival of Facebook, I embarked on a adventure by launching a blog known as Puppeteers Unite! It became a haven for Puppet Builders and enthusiasts, providing an array of news and valuable reference materials. The blog served as the heart and soul of the website, while The Puppet Builders Directory had its own special corner, offering lists of treasure troves for puppet-making, ranging from the finest glues to the fluffiest foams and majestic patterns. LOL
For a decade, I diligently endeavored to keep both the blog and directory updated, initially on a daily basis, then weekly, and eventually on a monthly cadence. However, as time waltzed on, the
blogging landscape shifted, and people began flocking to forums and social media platforms, leaving behind the humble blogosphere. Gone were the days when I would welcome around 50 visitors daily, with even more gracing the virtual halls on weekends. Alas, those numbers dwindled to a mere trickle, barely a visitor peeping through the site’s digital doorway once a week. Faced with this reality, I reluctantly made the tough decision to cease blogging and, eventually, bid farewell to the entire site.
Yet, here we stand in 2023, amidst a world where sourcing materials has become an ever-growing challenge. It is with a sense of renewed purpose and a touch of whimsy that I’ve decided to resurrect the Puppet Builders Directory. Though I know that its utilization may be limited, if this resource can aid even a single individual here and there, it will have been an endeavor well worth undertaking. So, with joy in my heart, I present to you the revived Puppet Builders Directory. May it bring you delight and assistance in your puppeteering pursuits.
PLEASE NOTE: I listed any AMAZON supplies under my affiliate link. Meaning that any supplies purchased using this link will provide me with a small percentage of money. I will use this monetary payment to pay for the website. I want to be very transparent in this transaction; and it is for Amazon purchases only. Any other links listed here I do not receive any monitary “kick backs” or sponsorship money.
A special thanks also goes to Katherine Hannaford for her AU links!
Click a title card below to go directly to that Directory
All links presented are not affiliated with The Creature Works Studio. Information and/or services provided are at “use at own risk” basis.
The following links may become broken overtime. If you notice a broken link or have a supplier you would like to include on this list; please contact me and let me know the item name, location and a link- any links not send in longform will not be used.
Example: Barge, Australia- https://www.amazon.com.au/Barge-All-Purpose-Cement-Quart/dp/B0032YYOFS
Thank you and enjoy!
Contact Cement- CAN
Master Contact Cement
Renia Contact Cement- Amazon
All Purpose- CAN
UHU Clear- CAN
Canadian Academy of Mask & Puppetry
Eldritch Theatre- CAN
Acting with Puppets
Great Small Works- US
Workshops for Adults
Puppets Up/PuppetCon- CAN
Puppets and Puppet Theatre (Author David Currell)- CAN