Manufacture of 8 x flamingo puppets
The Royal Opera House needed 8 flamingo puppets for a production of Alice in Wonderland for the Royal Ballet.
The flamingos in a previous production hadn’t survived the wear and tear required of them on the previous production. I was brought in to develop a method that would ensure that the flamingos fabric elements were stronger while keeping the look of the more delicate fabric textures.
Delicate fabrics were backed onto leather and sandwiched around crin to create strength then fully stitched down to curved skins.
Alice in Wonderland
The Royal Ballet / Australian Ballet
Designer: Bob Crowley
Royal Opera House
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