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Books about Puppets and Felt.


March 20th's Handmade Crafternoon was full of creative energy and happiness, thanks to all of you who came and got crafty, and also of course thanks to the felt and puppet inspiration offered by our special guest, Kata Golda.  And I was glad to hear from many of you that the books that I gathered with the help of two enterprising Library interns were a particular hit!

So, without further ado, here's the booklist from that day.

As usual, all of the books are part of the Library's onsite reference collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.  And although Kata's own book is not yet in the Library's system, it will be soon (and the Library Shop also stocks copies of her book if you can't wait!). 

Books about Puppetry:

Finger tales by Joan Hilyer Phelps.

Puppets with pizazz: 52 finger and hand puppets children can make and use, by Joy Wilt, Gwen Hurn [and] John Hurn. Photos by John Hurn.

Creative puppetry for Jewish kids by Gale Solotar Warshawsky.

Puppet party by Goldie Taub Chernoff. Pictures by Margaret A. Hartelius.

Finger puppets: easy to make, fun to use by Laura Ross. Illustrated by Laura and Frank Ross, Jr.

Hand shadows to be thrown upon the wall: a series of novel and amusing figures formed by the hand. From original designs, by Henry Bursill.

101 hand puppets: a guide for puppeteers of all ages. Written and illustrated by Richard Cummings.

Making and using finger puppets by Margaret Hutchings, with illus. by the author. Photography by Eve Legg.

Simple puppets you can make by Jennifer MacLennan.

Craft Books with Felt and/or Children's Handsewn Projects:

Home handicraft for girls: interesting things to make and do, by Ruth M. Hall and A. Neely Hall. Three hundred forty-eight photographs and working drawings by the authors and Norman P. Hall.

Sewing with felt: learn basic stitches to create more than 60 colorful projects by Buff McAllister. Photographs by Frank Schneider.

Creative art crafts: paper craft, toy craft, relief craft by Pedro de Lemos. Volumes 1 & 2.

I can make that! Fantastic crafts for kids by Mary Wallace.

Make it with felt: an art and craft book, written and illustrated by Arden J. Newsome.

Shaker children: true stories and crafts : 2 biographies and 30 activities by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen.

Art is for all: arts and crafts for less able children by Zaidee Lindsay.

Toys to sew by Charlotte L. Davis and Jessie Robinson.

Making furry toys by Marianne Forster.

Practical craftwork design by Winifred M. Clarke.

A hundred things a girl can make, by Bonnie E. Snow and Hugo B. Froehlich.

Fun with fabrics: amusing, interesting, and useful things to make of cloth and felt, by Joseph Leeming.  Illustrated by Jessie Robinson.

And, a Few Books about Felt:

The story book of wool, by Maud and Miska Petersham

The true book of cloth by Esther Nighbert. Illus. by Chauncey Maltman.



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Thanks for the shout-out.

Now I can say I've been in the secret NYPL stacks below Bryant Park. I couldn't make it to this Crafternoon but I'm looking forward to the next one! Erin

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