Puppet Design

Here are some of my puppets made with textiles and hand-sewn details; the style of animation / manipulation is a combination of wooden rods and direct puppeteer-contact, as with Bunraku puppetry.

Baba Yaga
(mushroom-dyed calico, silk embroidery, vintage printed cotton scarf, Wensleydale sheep fleece, bone, pyrite, brass, wood; Imogen Di Sapia, 2015)

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Vasilisa the Brave

(silk-embroidered calico vintage printed cotton scarf, vintage printed silk scarf, Teeswater sheep fleece, brass, pearl, wood; Imogen Di Sapia, 2015)

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The Lady of Shalott
(in progress; silk-embroidered calico, Teeswater sheep fleece, wood, cotton muslin, paper-silk, victorian enamel and metal bracelt, Edwardian pearl necklace, costume pearl earrings; Imogen Di Sapia, 2015)

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Senara

(antique silk sari, calico, Leicester sheep fleece, stone, glass, brass, ink, velvet, paper, wire, cotton string; Imogen Di Sapia, 2014)

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Mermaid & Fisherman

(indigo shibori silk & linen, Leicester sheep fleece, calico, silk embroidery, aquamarine, glass, pearl, hand-spun Shetland yarn; Imogen Di Sapia, 2015)

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