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Anne Newman
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  • Paxton, IL
  • United States
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Anne Newman's Discussions

Fleece & Dye

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Newman Aug 15, 2012. 7 Replies

I am trying my hand at building foam puppets. With powdered Rit dye, the first batch of antron fleece turned a lovely shade of purple as planned; however, the liquid dye in a tan color turned the…Continue

Marionette Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Newman Mar 8, 2011. 3 Replies

Could someone please tell me where to find plastic washers to go with screw eyes on controllers?  I'm looking for something like the ones on my beloved Pelhams, to make untangling that much…Continue

Sound System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Goboff Oct 27, 2010. 5 Replies

Can someone recommend a reasonably-priced, all-in-one, wireless system?  This is for simple, one-person puppeteering and storytelling.  I'm looking at small PA systems on amazon right now.  My little…Continue

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Profile Information

Paxton, IL
Relationship to Puppetry
Puppet Enthusiast, Hobbyist, Public Librarian
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Receiving toy marionettes at the age of 8, then getting to be backstage when the Cole Marionettes came to our school 2 years later.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Shari Lewis, Jim Henson
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
ready for new strings by now.
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Puppeteers of America
Central Illinois Pupptry Guild
American Library Association
Lincoln Trail Libraries System
Paxton Carnegie Library

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Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 4:56pm on March 12, 2010, David C. Herzog said…
Welcome to another Illinois puppeteer. Where is Paxton? [ this from someone who has lived in Illinois for 55 years LOL.]
At 4:04pm on March 28, 2010, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
Yep, that's how I got hooked on puppets, too, although I never felt brave enough for marionettes. It's that kind of usage, which is so different from the way puppeteers who do shows, that convinced me to start this group for our own specialized needs.
At 10:10pm on October 3, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Welcome to the Hub. Have fun Anne, There is a chat in the top right or bottom right you can catch people that are online.
At 5:45pm on November 20, 2010, Tih Penfil said…
Hope you liked the photo's...........Tih
At 10:13pm on December 14, 2010, Joseph Emory said…

Thanks Anne,  I like him.  He moves well and the kids love to hug him for some reason :)


At 7:22pm on January 5, 2011, Joseph Emory said…


Sorry for the delay getting back with you.  Those are made of an apoxy foam Brad Lowe poured them for me just kind of blobs that settle and get a smooth crust on them.  I would liken it to that spray on foam insulation that you buy in the can.  for around light sockets etc.  In fact I shorted myself about 3 more rocks so I'm going to try to make some tonight out of that material I'll tell you how they come out.  I think it's the same material

At 10:46pm on January 6, 2011, Joseph Emory said…

It's fun stuff Anne,  I've had a great time playing with it.  Brads is an industrial version of it. I believe that you can purchase the same thing though in a two part foam  I'm going to check around.  It's big for insulating and creating castings that are light for demo's etc.  If I find a good source I'll let you know.

At 8:53pm on February 21, 2011, David C. Herzog said…

Dear Anne,

I just got back from Mexico to find your lovely gift in the mail. Thanks so much! I am really going to enjoy getting to know "Pagoo" all over again. Fourth grade was a long time ago. You're a gem! No wonder I love Librarians.


Thanks Again,



At 12:28am on March 10, 2011, DLUX Puppets said…
At 2:15am on March 21, 2011, Les VanBrunt said…
Thank you for the welcome.....

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