Friday, April 17, 2009

Silk Waldorf Marionettes

I was recently asked to take some promotional photos for my daughter's school of these traditional Waldorf silk marionettes. I think they turned out quite nice, and I hope the school is able to use them for a brochure or poster or whatever.

I thought the shoot would be quite easy, but as it turned out, it is quite difficult to hold a marionette AND take the picture at the same time. I ended up using my 12 second timer a lot, which was hard in its own rite since I was then photographing blindly (without seeing the picture composition at the time of the shot). Interesting, to say the least, and a great learning experience. I'm always up for learning new things! Next time I'll bring an assistant :)


  1. Your talents are endless...beautiful shots.

  2. can any one tell me how to make these puppets? i once new and forgot. i need directions....
    please write to me
    My name is Etahl i'm from israel...

  3. I would love to know how to make those marionettes also. Please write to me also.
    Thanks you, Connie from Canada


    here is a good blog post to get to know silk marionettes a little more!


  5. These are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I am thinking of making some of these for my daughter. I think Freya Jafke has some basic instructions in her book "Toymaking with Children." Thanks again!


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