Puppet Cat, Making of – step by step.
Continued from Part 4.
– glove leather (if shopping, look for “glove leather”, “lambskin leather”, “thin leather”, “paper thin leather”)
– brass eyelets
– eyelet setting tool
– rattail cord
– fabritac glue
– needle file (for aging)
– brown Sharpie marker (for covering seams, wear and dirt effect)
– thin sock for socks
The eyelet-setting tool works like this: place the leather with eyelets flat on the desk (left side up), insert the sharp end into the eyelet vertically, tap on the tool with something heavy a couple of times.
The pattern was found on the web and was possibly made by Iryna Ivakhnenko.
Sweater and knickerbockers
– fancy cable-knit socks found on Ebay
– micro corduroy shirt leftovers which I already used in the past.
– sewing thread
Do you see a pair of socks? I see an irish aran cable knit sweater!
Cat is of the Irish origin, by the way, her real name is Rowan, Cat being a nickname.
So, about the sweater – there was an option of knitting it – I would have probably even enjoyed it – but knitting tiny cables would be pretty hard. Also I need the sweater to be somewhat thin, considering she will also have a coat.
Cat’s corduroy knickerbockers are ready.
So she is completely dressed, and she will also have a removable coat.
She turned out very cute!
For those who just followed: Cat has blank eyelids because she will have post-production composited human eyes (like Madame Tutli-Putli).
A prop request – a patch leather bag, “handmade” by Cat. The lid is held down by tiny magnets.
Finally, Cat is getting ready for her trip to the animators.
I was happy to find these foam trays for “face replacement organizer”, exactly what I was looking for.
PS. Cat safely arrived to the animators and I got the first video back: